Principles of Mechanical Engineering

Manchester, UK
Institution of Mechanical Engineers


Develop your core engineering knowledge


9-10 December 2015

Why attend this course:

This two day course is designed to provide non-mechanical engineers and scientists with an introduction to some of the main subject areas of professional mechanical engineering. The 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 doesn’t aim to cover any mechanical mathematics or equations.

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


Topics covered include:

- Overview of mechanical engineering and how it relates to other Engineering disciplines

- How mechanical engineering has developed

- Mechanical engineering design – process and principles

- Drawing conventions, tolerances and fits

- The fundamental mechanical sciences: solid mechanics, dynamics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, strength of materials.

- Control systems theory and feedback

- Common simulation and analysis techniques

- Cross disciplinary projects and relevance to industry


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



Members: £995 + VAT
Early bird: £895 + VAT

Non Members: £1,215 + VAT
Early bird: £1,093 + VAT


For more information, please contact the Learning and Development team on +44(0)20 3773 8342 or