This Basic Engineering Skills Study Guide has been designed with the following in mind:
- To introduce newcomers to the field of engineering skills.
- To address the problems that people from a non-technical background may encounter when entering technical trades, specifically metal work trades.
- To provide a “bridging” course between non skilled personnel and technical trades.
- To act as “refresher” material.
Complete Basic Engineering Skills Study Guide – 170 Pages
Exercises and Tests – 21 Pages
ES 1 – Introduction to General Engineering Disciplines
At the end of this module you will be able to:
- Describe certain concepts regarding people and practices in typical engineering environments.
ES 2 – Standard Linear Measuring
At the end of this module you will be able to describe standard metric linear measurements on the following instruments:
- Engineer’s steel rule.
- Wooden folding rule.
- Standard 2 or 3 meter tape measure.
ES 3 – Engineering Concepts
At the end of this module you will be able to verbally and actively describe the following most basic engineering concepts or “standards” (including):
- Flat Straight.
- Level Square.
- Squared off or “squarely” Round.
- Diameter Radius.
ES 4 – Using Basic Measuring Instruments
At the end of this module you will demonstrate his / her ability to obtain various measurements using conventional non-precision measuring instruments:
- To within one millimeter with tape measurers and folding rules.
- To within 0,5 millimetres with an engineer’s steel rule.
On the following surfaces:
- External surfaces.
- Internal flat surfaces.
- Internal round / cylinder surfaces.
ES 5 – Engineering Sketches / Basic Drawings
At the end of this module you will demonstrate his/her ability to interpret basic information from a given engineering drawing an /or sketch in isometric and orthographic projection of a single component in terms of:
- Shape of object.
- Dimensions of object (including tolerances).
- Basic hidden detail.
- Material from which object is made.
- Scale of drawing.
ES 6 – Marking off
At the end of this module you will demonstrate his / her ability to mark-off detail, from drawing, to metal work piece using the following conventional hand-held instruments and tools:
- A scriber.
- An “odd-leg” (Jenny) calliper.
- A divider.
- A machinists hammer.