Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

Topic Process Operations

CPD Hours 14


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 two days can only scratch the surface of the subjects, so will give guidance on where to go for more detailed and specialised information.

Learning outcomes

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 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.

This is an IChemE approved training course and not delivered directly by the Institution. For more information about the course, contact the training provider directly.

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