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Unit of Study DES10654 - Metal Industry Practice and Management (2015)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    7

  • Level of learning

    Advanced

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe historical developments in the metal industry and their impact on manufacturing processes, materials and work practices
2 critique past and present impacts of metal products on the economy, society, culture and the environment
3 debate structural, technical, environmental, personal, and sociological considerations related to the metal industry
4 describe new and emerging technologies in the metal industry and their impact on the way manufactured products are made and used
5 discuss the practice of design and production/manufacture in the metal industry
6 demonstrate advanced, contemporary skills and methods for a variety of metals in marking out, cutting, machining, fabricating, joining, modifying properties, colouring and finishing, and the use and maintenance of tools and machinery
7 apply project management (including WHS issues) and communication skills to the production and documentation (including time and finance plans) of a complex, high quality metal product.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe historical developments in the metal industry and their impact on manufacturing processes, materials and work practices
    • GA4:
  2. critique past and present impacts of metal products on the economy, society, culture and the environment
    • GA4:
  3. debate structural, technical, environmental, personal, and sociological considerations related to the metal industry
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  4. describe new and emerging technologies in the metal industry and their impact on the way manufactured products are made and used
    • GA4:
  5. discuss the practice of design and production/manufacture in the metal industry
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrate advanced, contemporary skills and methods for a variety of metals in marking out, cutting, machining, fabricating, joining, modifying properties, colouring and finishing, and the use and maintenance of tools and machinery
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  7. apply project management (including WHS issues) and communication skills to the production and documentation (including time and finance plans) of a complex, high quality metal product.
    • Not applicable

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