Whilst there is probably not a serious shortage of theoretically oriented practitioners in mechanical engineering, there is a shortage of highly skilled practically oriented mechanical technologists and engineers in the world today, due to the new technologies only recently becoming a key component of all modern plants, factories and offices. The critical shortage of experts in the area has been accentuated by retirement, restructuring and rapid growth in new industries and technologies. This is regardless of the recession in many countries.

Many businesses throughout the world comment on the difficulty in finding experienced mechanical engineers and technologists despite paying outstanding salaries. For example, about two years ago a need developed for mechanical technologists and engineers in building process plants. The interface from the traditional SCADA and industrial automation system to the web and to mechanical equipment has also created a new need for expertise in these areas. Specialists in these areas are few and far between.

The aim of this 18 month e-learning program is to provide you with core skills in working with mechanical engineering technology and systems and to take advantage of the growing need by industry here.

WHAT YOU WILL GAIN:

  • Skills and know-how in the latest technologies in mechanical engineering
  • Hard hitting know-how in pumps, compressors, piping, seals and machinery safety
  • Guidance from experts in the field of mechanical engineering technology
  • Networking contacts in the industry
  • Improved career prospects and income
  • A world recognised EIT Advanced Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Next intake is scheduled for August 03, 2015 -

There are limited places in all of our courss to ensure great interaction can be achieved between the presentors and the students.

The five threads running through this program are:

  1. Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering Technologies
  2. Applications of Mechanical Engineering Technologies
  3. Energy Systems
  4. Industrial Automation
  5. Management

Who Should Attend

  • Plant operations and maintenance personnel
  • Design engineers
  • Process technicians, technologists and engineers
  • Process control engineers and supervisors
  • Mechanical technicians, technologists and engineers
  • Mechanical equipment sales engineers
  • Pump and mechanical equipment operators
  • Contract and asset managers 

Course Structure

The course is composed of 21 modules, which cover 5 main threads, to provide you with maximum practical coverage in the field of Mechanical Engineering Technology:

FUNDAMENTALS OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

  1. Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
  2. Structural Mechanics
  3. Mechanical Drive Systems
  4. A C Electrical Motors and Drives
  5. Rotating Equipment Balancing, Alignment and Condition Monitoring
  6. Hydraulics
  7. Pneumatics
  8. Lubrication Engineering


APPLICATIONS OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

  1. Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning
  2. Process Plant Layout and Piping Design
  3. Pipeline Systems
  4. Pumps and Compressors
  5. Mechanical Seals
  6. Safe Lifting
  7. Machinery Safety


ENERGY SYSTEMS

  1. Energy Efficiency
  2. Renewable Energy Systems


INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION

  1. Industrial Automation
  2. Measurement and Control Systems
  3. Management of Hazardous Areas


MANAGEMENT

  1. Project Management

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South African Management Team

Cheryl Reyneke Apolonia Chitongo

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How can an e-learning course be interactive?

Boredom can be a real danger, however, we use an interactive approach to our e-Learning – with live sessions instead of recordings.  The webinar software allows everyone to interact and involves participants in group work; including hands-on exercises with simulation software and remote laboratories where possible.  You can communicate with text messages, or live VoIP speech, or can even draw on the whiteboard during the sessions.

 

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