Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology is the study of designing, planning, installing, operating, maintaining and repairing mechanical plant, machinery and tools.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of machines, mechanical plant and systems, the optimisation of production resources, and an understanding of fabricating, casting and welding metals.
Courses in Narrow Field 0307 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology develop skills in:
- analysing the effects of stresses and strains on machinery, plant and equipment
- designing and drafting mechanical components
- organising and operating industrial processes
- reading and interpreting blueprints and specifications in order to determine dimensions and tolerance of tools and metal articles
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Metal Fitting, Turning and Machining
- Sheetmetal Working
- Boilermaking and Welding
- Metal Casting and Patternmaking
- Precision Metalworking
- Plant and Machine Operations
- Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.
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