299: Workshop Practice

299 is a compulsory component of your Engineering degree.

299 is carried out in the second year of your BE(Hons) programme. This is a zero-point practical component of the BE(Hons).

This course provides an introduction to use of tools, equipment and techniques for creating physical objects and mechanisms in a variety of materials. Skills learned in the course enable analogous learning about design process in later courses and empower students to apply this experience in internships, the workplace and projects while they study.

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University of Auckland (UoA) stream
The University of Auckland sessions are for students specialising in:

• Computer Systems Engineering
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Software Engineering
• Chemical and Materials Engineering
• Engineering Science
• Civil Engineering
• Structural Engineering

Part II students should be enrolled in their specialization’s version of 299 (e.g., CSE 299, CHEMMAT 299, ENGSCI 299, etc.).

It is also reserved for current Part 4 students (all specialisations) who have not completed their 299 to date.

UoA Course Project
299 (UoA) students will receive inductions for Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, Soldering, and mechanical workshops, then use those skills to build a brushless DC electric motor. 

UoA Course Locations
Digital Tools (laser Cutting, 3D printing, and soldering) sessions will take place in the MDLS labs on City campus. From March 2022, Mechanical Tools sessions will be held exclusively in the Engineering Student Workshop on Newmarket campus. The brand-new workshop is dedicated to hands-on building and prototyping and is being developed as a general resource open to students after they’ve been inducted via 299.

UoA Schedule
The schedule for 299's summer catch-up blocks is now live on the Canvas page. Please see the main syllabus page for information about how the course will be run and links to the scheduling tool. More blocks will be added in the first week of January (we just have to finalize the space first).

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) stream
Students undertaking Part II and III in 2022 in the following specialisations must complete their workshop sessions at MIT:
• Biomedical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Mechatronics Engineering

Part II
Please choose any blocks 1- 24.

Part III
It is highly important that you complete your workshop prior to Semester One 2022 (Monday 28 February 2022). Please choose any blocks 1- 12.

 

BLOCK COURSE Scheduled
Days
No. of Days Start

Finish Day One Day Two  No Places
Block One Mon & Tues 2 8.30 16.30 24/1/2022 25/01/2022 16
Block Two Mon & Tues 2 8.30 16.30 24/1/2022 25/01/2022 16
Block Three Wed & Thurs 2 8.30 16.30

26/1/2022

27/1/2022 16
Block Four**

**Block Four has been canceled due to low enrolment
Wed & Thurs 2 8.30 16.30 26/1/2022 27/1/2022 16
AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY 31
JANUARY 
             
Block Five Tues & Wed 2 8.30 16.30 1/2/2022 2/2/2022 16
Block Six Tues & Wed 2 8.30 16.30 1/2/2022 2/2/2022 16
Block Seven Thurs & Fri 2 8.30 16.30 3/2/2022 4/2/2022 16
Block Eight Thurs & Fri 2 8.30 16.30 3/2/2022 4/2/2022 16
WAITANGI DAY HOLIDAY 7
FEBRUARY
             
Block Nine
Tues & Wed 2 8.30 16.30 8/2/2022 9/2/2022 16
Block Ten Tues & Wed 2 8.30 16.30 8/2/2022 9/2/2022 16
Block Eleven Thurs & Fri 2 8.30 16.30 10/2/2022 11/2/2022 16
Block Twelve Thurs & Fri 2 8.30 16.30 10/2/2022 11/2/2022 16
EASTER HOLIDAYS 15 – 18
APRIL 
             
Block Thirteen Wed &Thurs  2 8.30 16.30 20/4/2022

21/4/2022

16
Block Fourteen Wed & Thurs 2 8.30

16.30

20/4/2022 21/4/2022 16
Block Fifteen Tue & Wed 2 8.30 16.30 26/4/2022 27/4/2022 16
Block Sixteen Thurs & Fri  2 8.30 16.30 28/4/2022 29/4/2022 16
Block Seventeen Mon & Tue 8.30 16.30 4/7/2022 5/7/2022 16
Block Eighteen Mon & Tue 2

8.30

16.30 4/7/2022 5/7/2022 16
Block Nineteen Wed & Thurs  2 8.30 16.30 6/7/2022 7/7/2022 16
Block Twenty Wed & Thurs  2 8.30 16.30 6/7/2022 7/7/2022 16
Block Twenty-One Mon & Tue 2

8.30

16.30 11/7/2022 12/7/2022 16
Block Twenty-Two Mon & Tue 2 8.30 16.30 11/7/2022 12/7/2022 16
Block Twenty-Three Wed & Thurs 2

8.30

16.30 13/7/2022 14/7/2022 16
Block Twenty-Four Wed & Thurs 2 8.30 16.30 13/7/2022 14/7/2022 16

Blocks 1-12:
Please register for your MIT workshop before 5pm Friday 21 January 2022 and secure a place:

Blocks 13-24:
Please register for your MIT workshop before 5pm Monday 7 March 2022 and secure a place:

Schedule
You can chose one of the 12 x two-day blocks to compete to your 299 requirements. Do not register for more than one workshop!
Two Day Blocks
The two full days will encompass fundamental learnings and allow you to meet the Part II workshop practice of your BEHON or BEHON conjoint degree practice.

$95 MIT Charge – Waived for 2022!
In 2022, there will be no $95 subsidy payment for the workshop.
Students who paid for workshop charge in 2021 and could not attend their workshop due to lockdown (August 17 to December 2021), will have their payment refunded.

Location
TechPark, 58 Manukau Station Road, Manukau
Transport to TechPark – MIT recommend students travel to MIT on public transport as student parking is limited, however more parking is likely to be available over summer. The Manukau Train and Bus Stations are located a short easy walking distance (approximately 200m) from TechPark.

Attending your MIT sessions for 2022
• Consider public transit as your first option for travel to MIT. MIT Techpark is easily accessible and within walking distance from the Manukau bus and train session. For more information, refer to Auckland Transport's Journey Planner.
• Parking at MIT will cost $8 per day.
• MIT will be supplying loan safety boots and hi-vis overalls. If you wish to purchase your own gear, opt for orange hi-vis overalls and steel-capped safety boots. Lab coats are no longer suitable to wear in the new MIT Techpark.
• You will need to bring a lock with you if you'd like to use the available lockers to store your personal belongings. You will be directed to them upon arrival.
 

If you have any questions, contact studentinfo@auckland.ac.nz.