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This Competency in Mechanical Design Concepts for Non-Engineering Professionals course at Engineering Institute of Technology provides a solid overview of the principles of mechanical engineering to those who haven't worked in engineering or have only been peripherally involved.

About

This is a lighter less technical version of the more detailed alternative course "Professional Certificate of Competency in Mechanical Engineering".

The programme

Mechanical engineering in simple terms deals with any equipment that moves; this is what makes it perhaps the most broad and diverse of engineering disciplines. The mechanical discipline essentially derives its breadth from the need to design and manufacture everything from small, even nano, individual devices, such as measuring instruments, to large systems such as machine tools and power plants. Easy installation and serviceability are critical to the success of a mechanical system as is operational and design flexibility.

Understanding parameters governing the selection and design of mechanical systems is essential for identifying suitable systems for a particular application. In order to place all these issues in context, a good working knowledge of mechanical principles combined with a solid understanding of key concepts such as force, energy and heat is important.

Mechanical power transmission is discussed from the point of view of gears, couplings and bearings. Proper selection and sizing of these critical mechanical components is vital to ensuring optimum performance and improved efficiency of a mechanical system.

Recently, fluid engineering has undergone significant change and therefore a detailed overview of the underlying principles of fluid power and its applications is vital. The theory behind heat transfer, the various heat transfer mechanisms and the design of heat-exchangers is also examined. Any study of mechanical systems would be incomplete without including a review of mechanical vibrations. This will help you in monitoring, controlling and analysing vibrations and in conducting fault diagnoses in mechanical systems.

The field of maintenance has evolved into a separate and highly specialised function. An effective maintenance regime helps identify failure symptoms and enables initiation of corrective measures, for preventing unscheduled and sometimes catastrophic failures. Lastly, a discussion on the numerous standards, codes and regulations governing mechanical systems, helps put the whole program into perspective.

Learn more in the Competency in Mechanical Design Concepts for Non-Engineering Professionals programme at Engineering Institute of Technology.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction and basic concepts
  • Units for engineering quantities
  • Interpretation of mechanical drawings
  • Stress - strain relationship
  • Properties of engineering materials: strength, hardness, ductility and toughness
  • Thermal processing of metals and how it affects their properties
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous alloys

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5294 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5294 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
  • National

    4875 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4875 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 3 months.
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Funding

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