Training/Access

Machine Shop Access Policy

Students need to obtain required training to access the Machine Shop. Training will be provided through modules. The student’s level of training will be indicated on a Machine Shop Badge, which needs to be displayed at all times when in the Machine Shop.

Space in modules is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. A $25 shop fee per module is payable through the Mechanical Engineering Main Office or via the web site at Purchases. Paid mechanical engineering students receive preference over non-mechanical engineering students.

Module sign-up sheets are located in the ME Main Office (1550 MEK)
Students taking the basic module create and take home this amazing cell phone stand project!

Students taking the basic module create and take home this amazing cell phone stand project!

Required Basic Training Module*

(two three-hour sessions)

  • Basic Training Module is a prerequisite to a Lathe and/or Mill module
  • Sign-up Sheet located outside the Mechanical Engineering main office
  • Machine Shop Badge available in the Mechanical Engineering main office upon successful completion of the Basic Training Module
  • Fee $25: Option to pay online (Basic) or in person at the Mechanical Engineering Main Office

Lathe and/or Mill Module*

(six three-hour sessions)

  • Basic Training Module certification prerequisite to taking a Lathe and/or Mill module
  • Sign-up Sheet located outside the Mechanical Engineering main office
  • Machine Shop Badge available in the Mechanical Engineering main office upon successful completion of the Lathe and/or Mill module
  • Fee $25: Option to pay online (LatheMill) or in person at the Mechanical Engineering Main Office
Sophomores:
  • Sign up for the Basic Training Module
Juniors/Seniors:
  • Request your Machine Shop Badge from the ME front office
    (if you have successfully passed ME 2655 or 2660 prior to Fall 2014)
  • Sign up for Basic Training/Lathe/Mill modules as needed
Transfer and Graduate Students:
  • Sign up for Basic Training Module
  • Sign up for Lathe and/or Mill module