We are pleased to announce that for a limited time we are now able to offer our courses FREE of charge for Welsh businesses.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to teach face-to-face at the moment, however, we do have our Corrosion and Coatings Technology course available on line with more courses in development. Please register your interest online or sign up to our mailing list to stay updated with which courses are available to study from home

COURSES IN DEVELOPMENT

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  • arrow_drop_down_circleFormability

    Formability is the ability of a given metal workpiece to undergo plastic deformation without being damaged by either fracture or tearing. This course reviews the key processes for both bulk forming applications i.e. rolling, extrusion and forging, and sheet forming processes including stamping, roll forming, patch-piece and hydroforming.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleAdhesive Bonding

    Adhesive bonding is the joining together of two or more solids by the use of glue, cement or other adhesive. This course describes the entire process from joint design and preparation, adhesive selection, surface pre-treatment, adhesive application technique, joint manufacture and curing process, and the appropriate destructive and non-destructive tests used to ensure the required performance in a variety of service environments.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleHeat Treatment

    Heat treatment is any one of a number of controlled heating and cooling operations used to bring about a desired change in the physical and sometimes chemical properties of a metal. This course outlines the primary heat treatments including annealing, normalising, stress relieving, quenching, carburising etc, and reviews the role and benefits of each in enhancing the physical properties of steel, aluminium and titanium alloys.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleNovel Engineering Processes For Sheet Steel Assemblies

    This course outlines a variety of innovative engineering solutions that have been developed to optimise the use of sheet steel in a variety of market sectors. Solutions reviewed include tailor welded, tailor rolled and thermally treated blanks, cladding, hydroforming, patch-piece, and roll forming technologies. In addition, the course describes the key manufacturing aspects of each process, and outlines the benefits of each with respect to light-weighting, improved performance and reduced cost of assembly in a range of applications.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleSurface Treatment

    Surface treatments are processes designed to alter the surface of a material to achieve a desired property. This course explores the wide variety of techniques used to modify surface properties to enhance lubricity, wear resistance, hardness, cosmetic appearance, corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity, adhesion etc.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleAdvanced Joining Processes for Metal Assembly

    A key driver for manufacturing industry today is the need to develop robust joining processes to address a number of challenges including the manufacture and design of both lightweight and new exotic alloys, safe environmental manufacturing processes, cost effective products and the fusion of dissimilar metals. This course highlights the latest advances in the evolution of current established processes, and the increasing role of combining two joining processes in meeting providing satisfactory solutions.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleProfessional Development / Key Skills for Engineers

    Develops fundamental engineering skills using standard tools for continuing professional development and communication in Engineering.

    • Oral Communications - planning, preparation and presentation, resources, use of PowerPoint and videos for communicating ideas.
    • Written Communications - report writing, information gathering, structure and content.
    • ICT Skills - intro to computers and programs useful for Engineers.
    • Graphical Communications - Sketching, 2D Drawing, ISO Projection.
    • Project Work - Structure, Planning, Organisation, Brainstorming, Review and Progress measurement.
    • Networking skills.
    • Practical Elements.
  • arrow_drop_down_circleEngineering Analysis

    Provides a grounding in Engineering analysis methods for people without a background in mathematics. Introduce some of the key techniques commonly used to deal with Engineering problems.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleStrength of Materials

    Aim of the module is to gain an understanding of how engineering structures and components transmit loads and other external actions by means of internal stresses, which lead to strains and displacements. The course aims to explain the simple models of beam behaviour, concepts such as Mohr circle of stress and the relationships between stress and strain. Relevant case studies are used to illustrate the importance of these subject areas.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleEngineering Design

    This course covers a wide range of subjects including conceptual design, innovation, standardisation, reliability, safety, failure, ergonomics, materials and management. It includes:-- - Knowledge and understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of design and a understanding of the implications of many design decisions, such as the main stages of embodiment, concept and detail design.
    - An understanding of the link between design and manufacture of a product prototype model.
    - An ability to apply analysis tools in the design and manufacture of a product, including science, manufacturing and commercial considerations.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleSteel Design

    This module extends structural analysis and design and develops an understanding the design concepts of steel structures and using the associated structural design Eurocodes. It focuses on practical methods for design of structural members and connections, structural shape and form, design techniques for steelwork structures and use of structural steel as a sustainable material.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleEngineering Problem Solving

    This course aims to consolidate the ability to use a variety of engineering software to solve problems in engineering. It also introduces the fundamentals of numerical methods for solving a variety of engineering problems.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleAircraft Structures

    This course covers the basics of elasticity and stress analysis of structural components commonly found in modern aircraft airframes & wings. Bending, shearing and torsion is studied along with the stiffening effect of various structures such as stringers. Numerous examples are used to demonstrate the theory and teach the required analytical skills.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleIndustry 4.0

    This course introduces fundamental concepts and enabling digital technologies of Industry 4.0 through developing decentralized production models where products, materials and machines can communicate with each other in real-time and make decisions to drive optimal production. The course will equip the participant with the relevant skills to become capable of evaluating digital technologies in industrial production systems to achieve more flexible, customised and efficient operations in different industrial sectors.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleMechanics

    In this course you gain knowledge and understanding of the behaviour of mechanical systems at an introductory level appropriate for practising engineers in all branches of the profession. Also It helps you to identify the relevant parameters in physical systems and make analyses to estimate forces, displacements, acceleration etc, in both linear and rotational motion (thinking skills). This course provides an ability to tackle practical engineering problems by applying fundamental principles, to both formulate problems and find solutions (practical skills).

  • arrow_drop_down_circleThermodynamics

    The aim of the course is to give an introduction to the laws of thermodynamics and the relevant properties, thus providing an appreciation of energy conversion processes for thermodynamic systems, covering heat and work, properties of pure substances, liquids, gases and vapours, the first and second laws of thermodynamics. The course will focus on practical problem solving for engineering problems.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleMATLAB

    This course is designed from very basics to go through the programming skill. If this is your first experience programming it will guide you through the knowledge you need to know. MATLAB is an incredibly useful tool, used widely in industry and academia. It can perform the simplest calculations, process and plot large quantities of data quickly or even be used to run complex control programs for large infrastructure such as power stations. MATLAB is especially good for engineering and materials applications.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleFEM

    This course will provide attendees with demonstrations of how to solve real engineering problems using simulation software. This course provides an introduction to the Finite Element Method of analysis and introduction to steps involved in computational modelling. Become more familiar with latest technologies in manufacturing and potential to be more competitive in the business environments would be the benefits of the course.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleElectroplating

    This course offers an introduction to the process of electroplating. The course provides the foundation knowledge for the learner to understand the basic chemistry and processing conditions to successfully plate metals.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleIndustrial Process Measurement & Control

    This course is an overview of industrial measurement and control for technicians, engineers, and managers. It provides the basic understanding and foundation for communication with other control systems professionals.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleIntro to Electrical Power Systems

    This course introduces and explains fundamentals of electrical power systems design and engineering, starting from the definitions of elementary concepts that describe the physics behind power flow, to then transition to power system analysis, power definitions, study of generators, loads, transmission and distribution systems. The concept of power flow analysis and the evaluation of system performance will then be discussed. The course will end with a description of system management and the changes related to the introduction of the newest technologies.

  • arrow_drop_down_circleWater Engineering

    This module aims to deliver a working knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes. The module will cover various physical, chemical and biological unit operations used in the treatment of water and wastewater. This module will particularly emphasise the design and operational issues related to these unit operations. Moreover, the module will cover regulatory aspects related to water quality and requirements for water and wastewater treatment.

  • arrow_drop_down_circlePlant Integrity

    This course provides the attendee with an introduction to plant integrity management: its philosophy, its practice and its evolution from the design process through service life to eventual retirement. The concepts and principles are explained and are illustrated throughout with case studies taken from the presenters’ own experience. Questions and discussion are encouraged, with a view to helping attendees find ways of applying the concepts in their own situations.

Company training courses

We are able to tailor and even develop modules around companies general products and processes. If there are specific technical training needs please get in touch to discuss opportunities. Examples include a course for Tata Steel on coke oven by-product treatment and an electroplating course for the Royal Mint.

If you would like to discuss specific content, then we can arrange an informal discussion with the course tutor.