The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers training to students who wish to use the shop’s tools and equipment to manufacture their parts on their own. Different machines require different levels of training, explained below.

Basic Training

Basic Training is aimed at individuals with little to no shop experience, but also serves as a great refresher for those who do. Basic Training encompasses the following topics:

  • Shop safety protocols
  • Interpreting drawings
  • Hand tools
  • Powered hand tools

Students must pass an online quiz to receive their certification. Uncertified students will not be permitted to book machines or borrow tools.

Register for Basic Training here, or by searching for “MAE and EDC Shop and Lab Training” on the Brightspace Discover page.

Advanced Training

For students who require the usage of more advanced tools for their projects, Advanced Training is available. Advanced Training covers the following items:

  • Angle Grinders
  • Drill Presses
  • Band Saws
  • Mills
  • Lathes
  • Welding

Advanced Training is conducted in small groups on a case-by-case basis with students that demonstrate an active need to use these tools. Students must have Basic certification to register in Advanced Training. Information on registering for Advanced Training automatically becomes available after completing the Basic Training Brightspace course.