ENCH199-17W (C) Whole Year 2017

Workshop Training Course for Chemical and Process Engineering

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2017
End Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 3 March 2017
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 8 September 2017


Compulsory workshop training course for Chemical and Process Engineering students.

Learning Outcomes

  • The learning outcomes will be as follows:

    Basic workshop practice
  • Understand safety requirements for engineering manufacturing workshops
  • Use an engineering vernier calliper and micrometer for measuring parts
  • Interpret a simple engineering drawing

    Basic machining practices
  • Safely use a lathe to turn a simple component
  • Safely use a milling machine to make a simple face cut
  • Apply oil quench heat treatment

    Welding workshop
  • Understand safety requirements for welding workshops
  • Use manual metal arc processes (arc welding) to make groove and fillet welds
  • Test welds, e.g. butt welds to destruction with U bend test and section cut on a bandsaw and, ( if time allows) fillet welds in destructive bend test
  • Identify typical visual weld defects and explain causes

    Note that the projects may change from time to time.  Also, the amount of time spent on the various activities varies with discipline.


Subject to approval of the Dean of Engineering

Timetable Note


Course Supervisor: Dr Dirk Pons, ext. 7214 , room E527
Workshop Team Leader: Mr Garry Cotton, ext. 7336,
Course Instructors (Tutors): Mr Garry Cotton, Mr Daved Hurring, Mr David Rathgen

The various Engineering Departments have somewhat different workshop training courses: different in content, duration, and timetable. Students should contact the coordinator in their department:
Mechanical Engineering: Dr Dirk Pons, ext. 7214
Mechatronic Engineering: Dr Dirk Pons, ext. 7214
Civil Engineering: Dr Rajesh Dhakal, Ext.  7673
Forest Engineering: Dr Simon Fairbrother, Ext. 8360
Chemical and Process Engineering: Ranee Hearst, Ext. 6302 room E526
Electrical and Computer Engineering: not covered in these arrangements

OPERATIONAL DETAILS: Chemical and Process Engineering

Departmental Coordinator: Ranee Hearst
Course duration: 24 hrs
Start times: 9am
Bookings: via My Timetable. Any problems contact Ranee Hearst

Course Coordinator

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering Head of Department



Exemptions from the Workshop Training Course may be granted by the course supervisor for the Department of Chemical & Process Engineering.  Normally this will only be considered for:
• NZCE/Diploma students
• an engineering trade qualification
• equivalent course done elsewhere
• substantial formal work experience (self-taught experience in a home workshop will not usually be sufficient grounds for exemption)  

Those students who believe they may be eligible for an exemption should apply early in their first year of Professional study.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $387.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering .

All ENCH199 Occurrences

  • ENCH199-17W (C) Whole Year 2017