Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student:

  1. Knows the basics of main manufacturing methods (cutting methods and sheet metal work), machine tools and their capabilities.
  2. Knows the basics of cutting, tool wear, tool materials and machinability of materials.
  3. Is able to interpret manufacturing drawings and create process plans.
  4. Has some practical machining skills.
  5. Is able to estimate processing time and generation of costs.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 12.01.2021 - 25.02.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Esko Niemi, Janne Peuraniemi

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Esko Niemi, Janne Peuraniemi

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The objective of the course is to deepen the knowledge of manufacturing methods and machine tools acquired during bachelor studies. Main topics:

    1. Basic cutting theory, tool wear
    2. Machinability of materials, cutting fluids
    3. Cutting process planning
    4. Turning
    5. Milling
    6. Drilling
    7. Grinding
    8. Other cutting methods
    9. Sheet metal work

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, excercises, and examination.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 24 h

    Laboratory work 24 h

    Group assignments 20 h

    Self study 66 h

    Examination 3 h



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Fundamentals of Manufacturing, Philip D. Rufe, third edition. E-book in Knovel.

    Lecture notes.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course can be substituted by:

    Kon-15.3342 Machine Tools and Accessories, Kon-15.3151 Practical Work Training with Machine Tools and Kon-15.3135 Sheet Metal Technologies.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    MEC-E1080 Production Engineering or equivalent content.

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


    A maximum of 30 students will be admitted to the course, with precedence given to students of Mechanical Engineering master s programme, and selection is based on academic performance. At least 4 participants are required in order for the course to be held.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Note that this course requires physical presence in the laboratory exercises and can not be taken remotely. Do not sign-up if you can not attend teh excercises!