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Machining: Basic Skills MENG 0150

Marine Engineering Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​In this course, students will become familiar with all aspects of safety when working in a machine shop environment. This course provides a basic understanding and practical experience of engine lathe and vertical mill operations. Students will be required to machine components according to drawing specifications.​


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • ​Follow machine shop safety.
  • Identify machine shop hazards and select appropriate personal protective equipment for the work being performed.
  • Use basic layout tools and accessories.
  • Calculate correct cutting speeds and feeds.
  • Use precision measuring tools.
  • Perform tool bit grinding.
  • Identify the main parts of a lathe and mill machine.
  • Perform basic lathe and mill operations including set up
  • Explain methods of turning short and long tapers on a lathe.
  • Explain external and internal threading operations on a lathe.
  • Perform daily machine cleaning and maintenance.

Effective as of Fall 2022


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