The UWS provide technical assistance to the University community.


The impressive range of capabilities stretches from the large scale rig making for heavy civil engineering applications, manufacture of components for various application, to very fine instrument making and componentry construction for research and experimentation the fields of science, i.e. physics, chemistry,medical sciences.

Heavy rigging for materials testing


  • Drafting and design
  • Mechanical
  • Toolmaking, fitting and General machining
  • Computer numerically controlled (CNC) programming & machining
  • Welding and sheet metal
  • Scale model construction, carpentry and wood/perspex work
  • Hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Destructive and non-destructive testing of materials
  • Vacuum rig testing

Model making in the civil workshop