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This programme consists of 270 credits.
Engineering Principles 1 (10 Credits)
Introductory level engineering principles.
Applied Engineering Principles 1 (10 Credits)
Learn to demonstrate introductory-level engineering principles in an applied setting.
Welding and Fabrication 1 (10 Credits)
Gain operational knowledge to perform fitting and welding fabrication tasks.
Fabrication Processes 1A (10 Credits)
Learn to use a variety of introductory-level forming and shaping techniques, including measuring and marking out.
Fabrication Processes 1B (10 Credits)
Learn to perform introductory-level fabrication processes using tools, equipment and maintenance tasks.
Strand Based Project and/or Task 1 (15 Credits)
Learn to carry out introductory welding and fabrication operations in the workplace under limited supervision.
Welding and Fabrication Health and Safety (10 Credits)
Gain knowledge of critical risk situations in the workplace and be able to undertake them in a safe manner.
Fabrication Principles 2A (15 Credits)
Learn to solve familiar calculation problems and produce fabrication drawings and patterns.
Fabrication Processes 2 (15 Credits)
Learn to perform a range of fabrication principles and processes.
Welding and Thermal Cutting 2 (10 Credits)
Learn to perform welding and thermal cutting skills with an emphasis on distortion control and quality assurance principles and their application in the industry.
Strand Based Project and/or Task 2 (15 Credits)
Learn to perform intermediate welding and fabrication tasks in the workplace under minimal supervision.
Fabrication Principles 3 (20 Credits)
Learn to interpret and identify problems and construct complex fabrication drawings and patterns for the fabrication industry.
Fabrication Processes 3 (20 Credits)
Learn to demonstrate knowledge and skills of fabrication principles and processes including complex forming and shaping tasks.
Strand Based Project and/or Task 3 (15 Credits) (100 practicum hours)
Learn to select and apply proficient operational processes and principles to complete strand-based tasks.
Plus one of the following compulsory courses:
Strand Based Positional Welding (15 Credits)
Learn to demonstrate a broad operational knowledge of positional welding with an emphasis on distortion control and quality assurance engineering standards associated with welding and fabrication relevant to the chosen certificate strand.
Heavy Fabrication Project (15 Credits)
Learn to work independently to complete heavy fabrication tasks to the required industry standard.
Light Fabrication Project (15 Credits)
Learn to work independently to complete light fabrication tasks to the required industry standard.
Fabrication Principles 4A (25 Credits)
Learn to apply a broad range of different methods to solve familiar and unfamiliar engineering problems, including pattern identification and proofing.
Welding Fabrication Principles 4B (15 Credits)
Learn to demonstrate an understanding of effective and efficient manufacturing principles and processes in the industry with an emphasis on sustainability.
Plus one of the following compulsory courses:
Strand-Based Positional Welding (see above)
Heavy Fabrication Project (see above)
Light Fabrication Project (see above)
Plus one of the following elective courses:
Strand-Based Project and/or Task 4 (15 Credits)
Learn to plan and manage independent chosen strand-based task to an acceptable industry standard complying with all health and safety requirements.
Pressure Vessels and Pipework Project (15 Credits)
Learn to independently fabricate and weld pressure vessels and pipework proficiently in accordance with the appropriate industry standards and guidelines.
Engineering Fabrication Technology (15 Credits)
Learn to gain proficient operational and theoretical knowledge of modern technological equipment in the welding and fabrication industry.
Fabrication Finishing Techniques Project (15 Credits)
Learn to gain proficient operational and theoretical knowledge of processes, principles and codes/standards of practice in finishing in the welding and fabrication industry.
Site Installation (15 Credits)
Gain operational and theoretical knowledge of planning and conducting site installations including, rigging and the use of mobile and fixed platforms.