Last Updated S012020

BXX001-004C

Unit Name HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
Unit Code BXX001-004C
Unit Duration 4 weeks 120-160 hours equivalent (synchronous)
Award

Bachelor of Science (Engineering)

Duration 3 years    

Year Level Two
Unit Creator / Reviewer James T.
Core/Elective: Core
Pre/Co-requisites Nil
Credit Points

 

0
Mode of Delivery Subject to demand, hands-on workshops are run over four weeks in Perth and Johannesburg, commencing in January and November each year. On-campus Bachelor’s students may also choose to complete the initial workshops over the course of a semester.
Unit Workload (120-160 hours total under professional supervision)

Unit Description and General Aims

Demonstrable practical hands-on work is a requirement of many professional engineering societies and accreditation agencies around the work and is an essential component of the EIT Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering programs.

Whilst these programs include contextualised remote and virtual labs; equivalent to, or considerably more comprehensive than a traditional classroom-based program; it is essential to verify that students are competent in hands-on work skills, including; practical tool usage, workplace safety, physical measurement, experimentation, construction, assembly and working in an engineering team, within the context of their discipline.

The workshops commence with a first aid course and each session requires students to undertake a job safety analysis. In total, there are four workshops for Bachelor’s students, each comprising of 30-40 contact hours of activities.

The Hands-on workshops are also conducted to provide the supplementary exposure to the course units. For example, the Hands-on Workshops cover laboratory experiments related to Physics as well as Chemistry; mechanical workshops apply theoretical concepts related to mechanisms, machines and processes; civil workshops relate to materials, surveying and construction; industrial automation workshops relate to instrumentation and controllers; and electrical workshops relate to circuits, switchgear, transformers and electrical motors. The latter workshops foster high-level technologist drafting and design skills and the Master’s workshop has engineering project teams working on a discipline-related comprehensive industrial case study.

On-campus and online students will elect to attend one of the annual workshop deliveries, at an EIT campus, but no sooner than having completed three semesters of full-time equivalent study to ensure sufficient prerequisite knowledge and skill. Subject to demand, workshops are run over four weeks in Perth and Johannesburg, commencing in January and November each year. On-campus Bachelor’s students may also choose to complete the initial workshops over the course of a semester.

Students who already possess significant industrial experience in their engineering discipline of study may apply for recognition of prior learning to meet this requirement.

Learning Outcomes

N/A – see Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) for each engineering specialization

 

Student assessment

Assessment Type When assessed Weighting (% of total unit marks) Learning Outcomes Assessed

Assessment  

Type: Hands-on practical activities.

Each engineering specialization (i.e. CS, EE, IA, ME) requires the completion of four specific workshops.

All tasks, activities, instructions, and answer sheets are provided in associated student workbooks and are to be conducted under professional supervision during designated annual periods. All tasks and activities for a given workshop must be completed to a sufficient standard and verified by the supervisor.

BXX001C

BXX002C

BXX003C

BXX004C

Assessed upon submission of all items, prior to the following academic semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25%

25%

25%

25%

1 to 5

 

Prescribed and Recommended readings

Required Reading

ALL (optional RPL):

  • EIT Bachelors Practical Hands-on Workshop RPL Application Form V3.3

BCS:

  • BXX001C Measurement Science Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK
  • BXX002C Mechanics and Assembly Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK
  • BXX003C Construction and Surveying Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK
  • BXX004C Industrial Design (BCS) Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK

BEE:

  • BXX001C Measurement Science Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK
  • BXX002C Power and Control Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK
  • BXX003C Transmission and Protection Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK
  • BXX004C Industrial Design (BEE) Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK

BIA:

  • BXX001C Measurement Science Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK
  • BXX002C Power and Control Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK
  • BXX003C Process Plant Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK
  • BXX004C Industrial Design (BIA) Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK

BME:

  • BXX001C Measurement Science Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK
  • BXX002C Mechanics and Assembly Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK
  • BXX003C Process Plant Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK

BXX004C Industrial Design (BME) Workshop – STUDENT WORKBOOK

Unit Content

 

Week 1

Name: BXX001C — Measurement Science Workshop

Streams: BCS, BEE, BIA, BME

Tasks:
Day 1 — First aid, safety and risk induction, job safety analysis
Day 2 — Measure physical objects, pressure and heat capacity, hardness testing, thermal imaging
Day 3 — Measure forces in equilibrium, elongation, stress and strain with load cell
Day 4 — Work and energy calculation, collisions, projectile motion, friction, torque, centripetal force
Day 5 — Oscilloscope and electrical measurements, magnetic fields, sound

Week 2

Name: BXX002C — Mechanics and Assembly Workshop

Name: BXX002C — Power and Control Workshop

Streams: BCS, BME

Streams: BEE, BIA

Tasks:
Day 1 — Power tools, fitting and turning, welding
Day 2 — Fabrication, moulds, 3D printing
Day 3 — Gear box, shaft alignment, pullies
Day 4 — Linkages, joints, mechanisms
Day 5 — Imbalanced rotor, sound waves, vibration

Tasks:
Day 1 — Wiring, soldering, circuits and logic
Day 2 — Cables, insulation, comm. protocols
Day 3 — AC and DC motors, rectifiers, VSDs
Day 4 — Analog PID control, PLC I/O
Day 5 — Ladder logic, digital PID control

Week 3

Name: BXX003C — Construction and Surveying Workshop

Name: BXX003C — Transmission and Protection Workshop

Name: BXX003C — Process Plant Workshop

Streams: BCS

Streams: BEE

Streams: BIA, BME

Tasks:
Day 1 — Make and test concrete
Day 2 — Soil test, pH, moisture
Day 3 — Surveyor measurement
Day 4 — Theodolite, levelling
Day 5 —  GPS, total stations

Tasks:
Day 1 — Frequency analysis
Day 2 — Induction, arcs
Day 3 — Transformers
Day 4 — Switch gear, fuses
Day 5 —  Earthing, surges

Tasks:
Day 1 — Chemical reactions
Day 2 — Hydraulics, pneumatics
Day 3 — Instruments, sensors
Day 4 — Plant and control valves
Day 5 — PID control, simulation

Week 4

Name: BXX004C — Industrial Design Workshop

Streams: BCS

Streams: BEE

Streams: BIA

Streams: BME

Tasks:
Day 1-2 — Site visit and industry
Day 3-5 — bridge surveying, design and drafting

Tasks:
Day 1-2 —Site visit and industry
Day 3-5 — PCB and online design and drafting

Tasks:
Day 1-2 — Site visit and industry
Day 3-5 — P&ID drafting

Tasks:
Day 1-2 — Site visit and industry
Day 3-5 —Motor drafting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • BXX001-004C software (various)

Hardware

  • BXX001-004C hardware (various)