Metals and Engineering
|Subject Name||Metals and Engineering|
|Subject Length||Full Year|
|Prerequisite Subjects||Successful completion of Year 11 Welding and Machining is recommended|
|Staff Contact||Carly Lohmeyer
Students enhance their welding and lathe skills and apply them safely to tasks. These may include oxy-acetylene, MIG (Metal Inert Gas) and arc welding (MMAW - Manual Metal Arc Welding).
Students design a product to produce and keep. Examples include stools, stands, bench vices, BBQ plate grills, basketball hoops, go-kart frames and more. CAD (Computer Aided Design) software skills are developed producing accurate technical drawings to communicate designs with a range of audiences and plan the production process. Students evaluate their design and production process.
Students develop an understanding of Safe Operating Procedures and develop skills with hand tools, handheld power tools and a range of workshop equipment, which may include:
Specialised Skills Tasks 20%
Design P rocess and Solution 50%
Resource Study 30%
Students receive a fixed amount of material to produce their design. Extra material can be purchased through the school. Alternatively, through negotiation with the teacher, students can bring extra material from home for their projects.