Industrial Centre Training I
Subject Code Compulsory / Elective: Compulsory
IC221 Number of Credits: 3
Year / Semester of Study: Year 1 / Semester 1&2
Objectives: Develop students’ “industrial safety consciousness”, to familiarise them
with safety working practices, acquaint with the hazards of various
manufacturing activities and to develop a sense of responsibility for the
safety of themselves and others.
Develop students’ ability to interpret engineering drawings and
specifications and to give them an understanding of the importance of
documentation in product design and development.
Provide students’ a broad acquaintance with and a grasp of product
realization practice in product deign and development industries.
Teaching / Learning Activities and Hours Assigned:
Teaching/Learning Activities Hours / Week No of weeks Time-tabled Hours/Week
Lecture/Seminar 1.5 14 21 Hours
Practical Training 3 Weeks
Total Time-tabled Hours 1.5 14 21 Hours
Hours/Weeks 3 Weeks
Method of Assessment: Coursework 100%
(coursework includes Overall Log Book to be submitted after completion
of all training modules of this subject.)
(Though the training is offered throughout the academic year in the first
year of study, only one aggregate grade will be awarded at the end of
Semester 2 of Year 1.)
Indicative Content: During the Industrial Centre Training I, students undertake modules in the
Appreciation of Engineering Drawings:
General appreciation of engineering drawings for product documentation
purposes. Acquire the general understanding of types of engineering
drawings. Understand the types of orthographical projections in
engineering drawings. Understand the applications of standard
engineering drawing conventions. Ability to interpret the usage of
dimensional tolerances and limits. Control of engineering drawings
quality. Appreciation of manual drafting and computer-aided drafting and
their distinct characteristics.
Marking Out, Fitting, Turning and Milling:
Marking out for fitting and machining. Material removal by hand process
or power tools – filing, drilling, threading and reaming. Workshop
measurement. Methods of mechanical joining and assembly. Use of
fasteners. Introduction to lathe work, milling work and metal cutting
principles. Applications and limitations of turning and milling processes.
Industrial Centre Training I
Subject Code Machine types and construction. Tooling, typical operations and setting
IC221 up procedures. Lubrication and cutting fluids. Jigs and fixtures. Safety
and maintenance features.
Introduction to precision tooling-types, applications and implications.
Mould and die making – methodologies and process selection. Use of
advanced machine tools for mould and die making including CNC EDM,
wire-cut EDM, CNC profile grinding, jig boring and jig grinding. Control of
mould and die quality. Jigs and fixtures – basic concepts and
applications. CMM and gauges for shop floor inspection.
Introduction to common electronic circuit components. introduction to
electronics in terms of industrial uses and products, cost factors and
technical aspects. soldering and desoldering techniques. use of basic
PCB assembly tools and test equipment. introduction to PCB material,
fabrication process, photochemical etching. Wave soldering process and
machine appreciation. SMD packages. SMT machine, tools and process
appreciation. SMT rework process. principle of PCB testing. tester design
strategy. board and functional testing. bare PCB tester appreciation. in-
circuit tester appreciation
General appreciation of the requirements and application of the Health
and Safety at work. Occupational safety and health problems related to
manufacturing industry – hazards, regulations and safe practices. Safety
management and hazard prevention.
(The modules are not exhaustive and other training modules are
available which may, if required, replace or supplement those listed
above. Current modules are amended when appropriate so as to be
more suitable to students pursuing this programme. Such alterations are
on-going and will be made in conjunction with the Programme
Committee’s assessment of current technological development in
conjunction with the Industrial Centre.)