The course content is divided into three modules: Engineering materials; Engineering testing; and Engineering hydraulics and pneumatics.
The study of engineering materials will involve an introduction to materials inluding an:
introduction to the role of materials to engineer, a description of material properties - inservice and manufacturing, the structure of materials - effect on properties - property modification, the linking of material properties to material applications and corrosion.
Skills will be linked to the study of specific materials and material shaping and forming processes will include examples and applications of metals, polymers, certamics and composites.
The study of engineering testing will involve an introduction to testing and the role of the material and product testing in engineering. Skills will be linked to specific testing in destructive (tension, compression, sheer, impact, proving)and non-destructive areas (x-ray, ultrasonic, modelling, electrical and magnetic).
The principles of engineering hydraulics and pneumatics will also be studies.
This study and skill development will promote an understanding of: household appliances, landscape products, braking systems, bioengineering, civil structures, transport systems, aeronautical applications and telecommunications.