Training Process

Our training is available on several levels.

Each undergraduate student will be exposed to the Introductory Shop Theory Training in first year. This allows them to work safely at the completion of their mandatory first year design prototypes. Further hands on training is available for those wishing to use stationary power tools like band saws, drill presses and sanding machines.

Advanced Machine Tool Training and Welding Training are avaialbe to any student that has completed the Hands on portion of the Introductory training. Advanced Machine Tool training is mandatory for all Mechanical Engineering Students in second year.

Get a head start: Complete the theory training module now!


All of our training is availalbe to all of our students at anytime. Use the link above to begin the shop training process.

Training Levels:

Introduction to Wood and Metal Shop Training - Theory

  • Mandatory for all First Year (ES1050) Students
  • Allows access to work room (CMLP63) and basic hand tools
  • Four (4) interactive OWL modules with integrated quizzes
  • A Certificate of completion becomes available when finished
  • Requires simple recertification each year

Introduction to Wood and Metal Shop Training - Hands On

  • Requires Theory Certificate of Completion
  • Must sign up for sessions in advance through OWL
    • Sessions are not always available - You can request one (
    • Session opennings will be announced to all OWL site memebers (keep announcements "on" for this site) and communicated to teams and clubs
  • Provides access to stationary power tools (ie. bands saws, grinders, sanders, and drill presses)
  • A Certificate of completion becomes available when finished

Advanced Tool Training

  • Mandatory for all Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Students (MME/MSE 2200Q)
  • One 2 hour presentaion presentation/lecture covering off the basic considerations of machining
  • One 1.5 hour lab session using Milling Machine, can be expanded to 5 hours to fully complete a project
  • Allows Students to plan and describe further work using process sheets
    • Additional training can/will be provide by supporting technicians

Welding Training (Optional)

  • One 1 hour presentation, TBD on OWL
  • Hands on practice sessions as requested - strongly recomended before starting projects