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Assessment Name: Engineering: Fundamentals
Number of Questions: 87
Description: Basic knowledge about math, materials, lean, machining, electrical systems, assembly, and additive manufacturing.
Instructions: This online test requires uninterrupted access to a computer with an Internet connection. For math-related questions, please have paper and pencils on hand for your calculations. Textbooks, calculators, and other electronic devices are NOT allowed.

The assessment covers the following classes:

Class Functional Area Format Difficulty Version Department
Classes 1 to 10 of 22
Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining 241

"Introduction to CAD and CAM for Machining" provides a foundational overview of CAD and CAM systems and how they are used in CNC machining operations. While CAD greatly streamlines the process of part design, CAM ensures successful production by converting ...

Machining Online Intermediate 2.0 CNC
Electrical Units 101

“Electrical Units” provides a foundational overview of electricity, including fundamental measures and terminology used to discuss electricity. Electricity is the flow of electrons, which are negatively charged particles. The amount of valence electrons in an atom determines how well it ...

Maintenance Online Beginner 2.0 Electrical Systems
Introduction to Circuits 201

“Introduction to Circuits” provides a foundational overview of electrical circuitry. Whether wired in series, parallel, or a combination of the two, all circuits consist of a source, path, control, and load. Each of these components serves a purpose, and many ...

Maintenance Online Intermediate 2.0 Electrical Systems
DC Circuit Components 221

“DC Circuit Components” provides a comprehensive overview of the different parts that appear in DC circuits, including source, path, control, and load. DC power sources include batteries, generators, and piezoelectricity. The path of a circuit is made of a conductor, ...

Maintenance Online Intermediate 2.0 Electrical Systems
AC Fundamentals 241

"AC Fundamentals 241" discusses alternating current (AC) as the most common form of electrical power. AC waves can be viewed and measured on the screen of an oscilloscope. Alternating current is economical, can be sent long distances, and can be ...

Maintenance Online Intermediate 2.0 Electrical Systems
Basics of Tolerance 121

“Basics of Tolerance” provides a comprehensive overview on part tolerancing, including different types of tolerances and the relationship between tolerances and part dimensions. Every manufactured part must meet certain specifications. Tolerances describe the range of acceptable measurements in which a ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Inspection
Blueprint Reading 131

The class “Blueprint Reading” provides a thorough understanding of blueprints and how to read them. Blueprints are documents that contain three major elements: the drawing, dimensions, and notes. The drawing illustrates the views of the part necessary to show its ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Inspection
Lean Manufacturing Overview 101

"Lean Manufacturing Overview" provides an introduction to the principles and terminology of lean strategies, including a discussion of the seven forms of waste, the definition of value-added, the difference between push and pull systems, and the importance of continuous improvement. ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Lean
Introduction to Plastics 131

The class “Introduction to Plastics” provides an overview of plastic and its properties. This course introduces users to thermoplastics and thermosets, physical and mechanical properties, polymer structure and arrangement, manufacturing methods, and common additives.

Plastic has a wide range of commercial ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Materials
Introduction to Physical Properties 101

"Introduction to Physical Properties" provides an overview of manufacturing materials and their physical properties, including thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties. This class also introduces users to volumetric characteristics, such as mass, weight, and density. Physical properties determine how a material ...

Foundational Online Beginner 2.0 Materials