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.
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Overview

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

  • Deadline and start date

    Please get in touch with EIT for detailed information on the start dates for this course. 

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 3 months
    • Intensity 5 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This professional development program is delivered online on a part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Proactive tutoring and support
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)
  • More information Go to the programme website

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.

General Requirements

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Tuition Fee

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Funding

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