Semesters Offered

Learning Objectives

The student upon completion of this course will be able to:
  1. Operate machine tools both manual and computer controlled safely
  2. Identify the effect of tolerances in manufacturing
  3. Make design decisions that can reduce the fabrication time and cost


Topics Covered

  • Machine Shop Safety
  • Hand Tools
  • Dimensional measurement
  • Materials
  • Layout
  • Preparation for Machining Operations
  • Sawing Machines
  • Drilling Machines
  • Turning Machines
  • Milling Machines
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining: G-Code


Additional Course Information


Machine Tool Practices-13th Edition. ISBN 978-0132312655


PHYS 161
ENME 272


In order to make the best decisions in product design and development, it is important to understand the capabilities and limitations of different fabrication techniques. Students will learn to identify machine parts and functions, define machine shop terminology, calculate shop formulas and theories, execute machine operations, and apply proper measuring tools.

Class/Laboratory Schedule 

  • Offered summer and winter sessions only (three week sessions)
  • Five 60 minute lectures and five 120 minute labs per week