Short Course on Introduction to Workshop Practice

This course offers to get hands on skills development in workshop Engineering Technology Practices.

Course Content


Covered Topic




Fundamental concepts of workshop practice

* Workshop safety

* Introduction to machining, fitting, arc welding, gas welding, sheetmetal working and house wiring



Introduction to metal fitting

* Tools and equipment use in metal manual metal fitting.

* Basic fitting operations.

* Hands on exercise -  Hexagonal Bolt



Basic sheetmetal work

* Tools and equipment use in sheetmetal work.

* Introducing basic sheetmetal working operations.

* Hands on exercise - Cylindrical measuring cup



Introduction to Oxy-Acetylene Welding

*Tools and equipment use in Oxy-Acetylene welding.

*Flame types and joint types

*Hands on exercise -  Gas welding practice



Introduction to Manual Arc Welding

* Tools and equipment use in Manual Arc welding.

* Welding rod types and their classification

* Joint types

* Hands on exercise -  Arc welding practice



Basic turning operations

* Introduction to lathe machine and what are the different types of lathe machines.

* Basic lathe operations.

* Different types of chucks and attachments used in lathe machine

* Hands on exercise -  Cutting a screw thread



Introduction to single phase electrical wiring

* Components used in basic house wiring

* Standard symbols used in a wiring diagram

* How to do soldering and desoldering

* Hands on exercise -  Simple house wiring



Introduction CNC Machine

* Introduction CNC machine and Demonstration CNC Machine


How to apply:

    • The google application can be filled in through below link.

    Google Form

  • Bank paying voucher should be downloaded from the given link.

    Bank paying voucher

  • Pay Rs.9,500/= as the course fee, to any branch of Bank of Ceylon (BOC).Account No 7417821
  • Send the below mentioned documents through Registered post.
  1. Paid Bank paying voucher and
  2. Certified copy of National Identity Card (N.I.C.)

to the following address of “Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Centre (CRC), The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala Nugegoda”.

You should further email soft copies of above-mentioned documents to 

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme –(CERC Project)Approved by The Department of Mechanical Engineering
Conducted by :
Colombo Regional Centre
Programme duration :
Seven (07) Working days (42 hrs)
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Medium :
Combination of Sinhala and English

Entrance is open for anyone over 18 years of age. Specially for GCE A/L Engineering Technology Students and Technical apprentices

Issuing of Applications :
01st January 2024
Closing Date for Applications :
10th March 2024
Programme commencing date :
11th March 2024 (Weekdays at 9.00am-4.00pm)

The course fee for a student will be Rs. 9,500 /= (Per head)

The expected intake is 50 students per batch. (First come-First served basis)

Bank paying voucher

For more details Contact,

Address: 1) Mechanical Engineering Workshop, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda
2) Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Centre, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact: 0112881260/0112881420

The Open University of Sri Lanka
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