PHY 211: Workshop Practice



Learning Outcomes
On completion, the students should be able to:
1. identify safety signs for various workshop types and abide by the underlining regulations while
working in the workshop;
2. handle workshop tools and machineries;
3. illustrate simple metal processing methods;
4. describe the criteria for selection of construction materials;
5. identify electrical and electronic devices and explain some instrumentation techniques for
measuring parameters; and
6. explain types and methods of wood and plastic processing.

Course Contents

Workshop layout and safety. Basic hand tools and bench work practices. Measurement and
gauging. Sheet metal operations. Casting. Cutting, drilling, turning, and milling. Metal joining
devices and adhesives in common use. Soldering techniques and wrap joints. Plain and cylindrical
generation of smooth surface using power operated machines. Criteria for selection of materials
used for construction (metallic and non-metallic). Instrumentation and measuring techniques.
Multi-meters and oscilloscopes. Extension of instrument range. A survey of the use of electronic
circuit devices (e.g., diodes, transistors including FET, integrated circuits). Photocells. Basic circuit
development and analysis. Wood logging. Wood types and processing. Plastic types and working.
Plastic moulding, bending, and encapsulation.