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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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Contents >> Field of Education Structure and Definitions >> Definitions >> 03 Engineering and Related Technologies >> 0307 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology

NARROW FIELD 0307 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 narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

030701  Mechanical Engineering
030703  Industrial Engineering
030705  Toolmaking
030707  Metal Fitting, Turning and Machining
030709  Sheetmetal Working
030711  Boilermaking and Welding
030713  Metal Casting and Patternmaking
030715  Precision Metalworking
030717  Plant and Machine Operations
030799  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.


Exclusions:

Automotive engineering and mechanics. These are included in Narrow Field 0305 Automotive Engineering and Technology.


030701 Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is the study of planning, designing and developing machines, mechanical plant and systems.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. machinery, plant and equipment stress and strain analysis
. mechanical systems and component design
. maintenance of mechanical systems
. lubrication, friction and wear


030703 Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering is the study of planning, designing, organising and operating industrial facilities and processes for the economic, safe and effective use of physical and human resources.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. control system design
. industrial plant design
. methods engineering


030705 Toolmaking

Toolmaking is the study of making and repairing tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other precision parts and equipment.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. precision toolmaking tools operation
. tool dimensions and tolerances
. metals, alloys and plastics in toolmaking


030707 Metal Fitting, Turning and Machining

Metal Fitting, Turning and Machining is the study of setting up machining tools, production machines and textile machines, operating machining tools and machines to shape metal stock and castings, and fitting and assembling the fabricated metal parts into products.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. fabricated metal parts fitting and assembling
. turning, gearcutting, milling and computer controlled machining
. shaping metal stocks


030709 Sheetmetal Working

Sheetmetal Working is the study of cutting, shaping and joining sheetmetal and other materials, and using hand tools, power tools and machines to make products and components.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. sheetmetal products construction
. stock marking techniques
. metal spinning


030711 Boilermaking and Welding

Boilermaking and Welding is the study of marking out, cutting, shaping and joining metals, and constructing and repairing steelwork structures and pressure vessels including boilers, piping systems and ships.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. welding and thermal cutting
. weld smoothing
. weld testing
. metal welding techniques
. metal section and pipe shaping


030713 Metal Casting and Patternmaking

Metal Casting and Patternmaking is the study of planning and fabricating mould patterns and cores for the production of metal castings.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. metallic and non-metallic pattern, mould and core design and fabrication
. metal moulding and casting techniques
. ferrous and non-ferrous alloy moulding, coremaking and casting


030715 Precision Metalworking

Precision Metalworking is the study of designing, fabricating, assembling, maintaining and repairing precision instruments such as locks, timepieces and firearms.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. precision instrument assembly, dismantling and repair
. calibration
. fine metal work and ornamental inscription engraving
. saw blade construction and repair


030717 Plant and Machine Operations

Plant and Machine Operations is the study of setting up, controlling and monitoring mobile and stationary plant, equipment and machinery either directly or by remote control.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. equipment cleaning, lubricating and maintenance
. forklift, tractor, front-end loader and crane operation
. equipment safety and efficiency monitoring
. pre-start-up inspection


030799 Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. farriery
. armament fitting
. blacksmithing

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