This course is designed to provide non-engineers with an introduction to the profession, its history, professional regulations and some of the main subject areas of mechanical engineering.
The technical focus of this course is predominantly on the topics covered within a first year Mechanical Engineering degree course and aims to develop core mechanical knowledge. It is intended as an overview for non-technical personnel who work alongside mechanical engineers and does not include any complicated mathematics or equations.
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.
- History of engineering
- Contributing to the engineering design process
- Understanding the design process
- Introduction to CAD
- Overview of dynamics
- Understanding the principles of flight
- Overview of the refrigeration cycle
- Understanding the mechanics of an Internal combustion engine
- Overview of common manufacturing principles
By the end of the course, you will:
- have a clear understanding of the latest capabilities of mechanical engineering
- be able to contribute more effectively to mechanical engineering projects
- be able to 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 sciences - 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.
Who will benefit
This programme is designed for non-engineers wishing to gain a practical insight into the subject. Previous delegates have included those working in sales, human resources and support roles within engineering organisations.