This two-day course is designed to provide non-mechanical engineers and scientists with an introduction to the profession, its history, professional regulations and some of the main subject areas of professional mechanical engineering.
Our technical focus is predominantly on the topics covered within a first year Mechanical Engineering degree course and aims to develop core mechanical knowledge.
It is an effective and valuable contribution to understanding mechanical engineering but in 2 days can only scratch the surface of the subjects, so will give guidance on where to go for more detailed and specialised information. The programme does not include any complicated mathematics or equations.
Who should attend?
This programme is designed for non-mechanical engineers and scientists wishing to broaden their knowledge base and gain a practical insight into the subject. Previous delegates have included those working in sales, human resources and support roles within engineering organisations as well as engineers seeking to broaden their knowledge or refresh their understanding of mechanical principles.
How will I benefit?
After the course you will be able to:
• Have a clear understanding of the latest capabilities of mechanical engineering.
• Contribute more effectively to mechanical engineering projects.
• Communicate more effectively with mechanical engineers.
• Understand the key elements of Mechanical Engineering.
• Know how the profession came about and developed.
• Know the different levels of professional engineers and the different skills.
• Have an overview of the fundamental mechanical science - Solid mechanics, dynamics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and strength of materials.
• Have an overview of mechanical engineering design - Process and principles.
• Have had a go at using a CAD system.
• Have an overview of control systems theory and feedback.