Wood and Metal: Materials, Tools and Techniques 924MRT

Learning outcome

The student will:

  • Be able to evaluate, choose and utilise materials based on knowledge of their properties and applications.
  • Be able to use construction and joining methods based on expert assessments.
  • Be able to use construction and joining methods such as, lamination, tapping, slotting, sinking, soldering and riveting.
  • Be able to use, handle and maintain hand tools and machines such as: chisels, knives, axes, planes, hand saws, band saws, circular saws, surface planes, thickness planes, mitre boxes, files, pliers, and soldering tools.
  • Gain knowledge of working techniques and safety regulations for the use of various machine tools.
  • Gain understanding of the elements that constitute different working techniques and the importance of their order.
  • Be able to assess the degree of difficulty of various techniques to ensure progression when teaching.

Course Description

The course focuses on exploration and skills training in relation to developing knowledge of materials, tools and techniques. Tools and techniques are used to shape and form materials in wood and metal. The course includes several assignments that relate the subject material to practical work.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching will mainly take place in classrooms and the wood and metal workshop, and will consist of demonstrations, practical exercises, guided skills training and lectures. In addition to the joint teaching, supervision will be given individually and in groups. Teaching takes place in parallel with assignments and includes an introduction to practical and formal subject areas, and lectures in subject theory. The interaction between creativity, theory and reflection is an important part of the course. The assignments aim to provide students with detailed knowledge and a broader perspective in relation to their creative activities. Students are expected to devote considerable effort to studying.

Assessment Methods

Students must submit their portfolio assignments before the stipulated deadline. These may include, among other things, results of their work, process descriptions, products and reports. A final grade will be given on a scale from A to F, where A is the highest and E the lowest passing grade.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Hector Harkness <Ian.HarknessSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Jostein Sandven - 30/12/2011