Metal Technology (A/M)

student at Gungahlin College

Course information

This course is aimed at students who are seeking a career in the Metals, Engineering and Related Services Industry (this includes fitting and machining, light fabrication and boiler making), the automotive, building and electro technology industries and any other industries using these skills.

Post-school pathways

Do you enjoy or are you good at Metalwork and Engineering? (pdf, 110kb)

Course pattern

Available as a Minor or Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Introduction to Metal Technology

2

Light Metal Fabrication

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Introduction to Metal Technology

2

Light Metal Fabrication

3

Metal Welding and Thermal Cutting

4

Metal Machining

Unit descriptions

Introduction to Metal Technology

In this unit students develop and apply essential OHS skills and follow workshop organisation and procedures. They are involved in applying basic drawing and design sketches and using the design process to produce a toolbox in response to a design brief.

Light Metal Fabrication

Students continue following the design process to solve given design briefs. Emphasis in this unit is on material properties and fabrication.

Metal Welding and Thermal Cutting

In this unit students learn to select and apply joining techniques and chose appropriate materials in the design and production of their projects.

Metal Machining

Students continue to work on design brief solutions. In this unit they also consider project costing, the sourcing, sizing and ordering of materials.