Engineering Short Courses

Central Sussex College

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Crawley
Crawley Campus, Central Sussex College College Road,, RH10 1NR, West Sussex, England

Course programme

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD):

Electronic Computer Aided Design (ECAD) is becoming an essential skill for every: Electrical/Electronic/Manufacturing Engineer. Don''t get left behind with these increasingly important skills. Learn what it is all about and what it can do for your business, your department, or your career.

Central Sussex College offers a 10 week evening course covering all aspects of the use of computer aided electronic design. With a considerable ''hands on'' approach it is an ideal entry level course, giving a basic understanding and entry to further learning.

You will Cover: System requirements, design environment and methods; Basic circuit design, placing components; Library use and further basic circuit design and editing techniques; Further basic circuit design and editing techniques. (''Hands On''); Trial circuit 1. (''Hands On''); Trial circuit 2. (''Hands On''); Parts lists and further components; Printing and final design project. (''Hands On''); Final design project and evaluation.


STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL (SPC):

"Good quality does not necessarily mean high quality. It means a predictable degree of uniformity and dependability at a low cost, with quality suited to the market." Dr W Edward Deming

SPC is becoming an essential and vital skill for every manufacturing or service industry for: Managers/Engineers/Administrators/Operators.

You will cover: The theory of Statistical Control; Presentation of Data (''Hands on''); Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion; Types of Control Charts, Types of Control Charts, Average (X) and Range Charts; Preparing and Reading X and R Control Charts (''Hands On''); Control Charts for Rejectables - Pn and P Charts (''Hands On''); Control Charts for non-Conformities - C and U Charts (''Hands On'');

Process Capability (''Hands On''); Process Improvement, Process Problems, Solving and Improvement; Some associated concepts.


PROJECT MANAGEMENT (PM):

Project Management (PM) is becoming an essential skill for managers and team leaders in all business areas: Engineering/Sales Marketing/Design Development/Production Planning and Control.

A 10 week evening study course covering key aspects of Project Management, from the original ''business need'' to eventual implementation, ''Hands on'' project Management Software.

You will cover: Introduction to Project Management Software (''Hands On''); Defining the ''Business Need'', Establishing the ''Product'' Breakdown; Work Breakdown, Putting the Project Team together and its Organisation; Work stages, Gates, Management and Control systems (''Hands On''), Planning Task Duration and Work, Timing and GANTT Charts; Allocating the Key Resources, People, Time, Money and Materials; Reviewing the Project Plan, Managing the Project Team; CPM, PERT and the Critical Path (''Hands On''); Project Cost Control and Estimating (''Hands On''); Closing the Project, Post-Project Evaluation Techniques.


PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS (PLC''s):

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC''s) are becoming a way of life for: Electricians/Service Engineers/Fitters/Designers

Don''t be content with ''what they do'' - ''learn hoe they do it''.

A 10 week evening study course covering all aspects of the PLC, from its first uses to present day, comparisons, writing and debugging programs. With a considerable ''hands on'' approach it is an ideal entry level course, giving a basic knowledge and entry to further learning.

You will cover: Logic Operation, Switching Devices; Relay Systems and their Capabilities; PLC or PC - a Comparison; Basic Input/Output, Comparison with Relays; Basic Programming Skills (''Hands On''); Further Programming Development Skills (''Hands On''); Introduction of Timers and Counters (''Hands On''); Function Capability (''Hands On''); Design and Build a Function Operating Program (''Hands On''); Test and Debug.


PLANNING AND SCHEDULING PRINCIPLES (PSP):

Planning and Scheduling Principles (PSP) are vital for efficient management in: Engineering/Purchasing Inventory Management/Design Development/Production Planning Control.

Don''t get left behind! These skills are increasingly important in all types of business.

A 10 week evening study course covering key aspects of planning and Scheduling Principles from basic forecasting techniques, capacity and scheduling, to stock control systems, grouped facilities and layout planning. With a considerable ''hands on'' approach it is an ideal entry level course giving basic knowledge and entry to further learning.

You will cover: Process Planning - Forecasting, Network Analysis, Computer Planning Estimating (''Hands On'');

Capacity Assessment - Economic Batch Size, Load Capacity, Time Phased Capacity Planning (''Hands On'');

Scheduling - Lead Times, Critical Path, Supplier Production Schedules, Effect of Scheduling on Capacity (''Hands On'');

Inventory Management - Types of Inventory, Dependent Independent Demand, Cost of Inventory, Buffer Stock;

Stock Control Systems 1 - Economic Order Quality Economic Batch Size (''Hands On'');

Stock Control Systems 2 - Periodic Review, Stock Point Order Point, Two Bin System, Kanban control (''Hands On'');

Documentation Systems Shop Control - Work Orders, Routing, Recording, Scheduled Release, Progressing, Data Capture;

Classifying and Coding - Sequential, Design Product Systems, Production Systems, Opitz, Classification into families, Cross Charts (''Hands On'');

Grouped Facilities - Product Based, Production Flow, Group and Line Analysis (''Hands On'')

Layout Planning - Layout Planning Software, Introduction to 3D Real-Time Modelling (''Hands On'').


OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS (OPAMPS):

Operational Amplifiers (OPAMPS) are the ''building blocks'' in many analogue design applications due to their versatility: Design Engineers/System Engineers/Test Engineers/Service Engineers and Engineering Technicians. Find out more about the latest technology in analogue integrated circuit design implementations.

A 10 week evening course covering all aspects of operational amplifiers, starting with the fundamentals to typical applications, including the latest technology in analogue integrated circuit design implementations.

You will cover: Fundamentals; Performance Parameters; Analogue IC Technology; Applications: Linear circuits ''Hands on Simulation''; Integrators and differentiators ''Hands on Simulation''; Comparator and Oscillator Circuits ''Hands on Simulation''; Active Filtering ''Hands on Simulation''; Practical Considerations;

Design Exercise ''Hands on Simulation''; Testing and Debugging.


GAS TURBINE ENGINES (GTE):

This course offers a general overview aimed at non-aviation personnel who would like to understand exactly how an aircraft turbine engine and its associated systems function. This short course is theory based, but with frequent visits to the workshop to view a gas turbine engine to further understand how the theory is put into practice.

In March 1943 the first British Gas Turbine Engine took to the air. Time and engines have moved onFrom 1,200lbs thrust in 1943 to more than 100,000lbs of thrust powering today''s modern airliners! Interested? Come and see how they do it!

You will cover: Engine Types and simple theory of operation; Compressor types. Airflow control and associated problems; Thrust Augmentation. (Water Injection and Reheat etc.); Thrust Reversers. Noise Suppression. Anti-Icing; Combustion Chambers and Turbines; Engines Control. (Auto-Throttle, Ground Running and Instrumentation); Lubrication Systems; Air Cooling and Sealing; Simple Aircraft Fuel System. (From Fuel tank to Burners); Starting and Ignition systems.


ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARD DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE (ECBD):

RD Engineers, Prototype Technicians, Design Engineers (any Engineers dealing with PCB design and manufacture).

A ten week evening course covering aspects of electronic circuit design, circuit editing and computer aided PCB manufacturing. With a considerable ''hands on'' approach it is an ideal entry level course, giving a basic knowledge and entry to further learning.

You will cover: Software utilisation and design of electronic circuits (''Hands On''); Computer aided circuit board editing and production data formats (''Hands On''); Computer aided production data processing (''Hands On''); PCB constructions and designs; Troubleshooting and maintenance (''Hands On''); Tooling and production (''Hands On''); Construction and operation of a PCB - prototype plotter; Hands-on manufacturing sequence - from circuit to the produce (''Hands On''); Build and test a self-designed electronic PCB assembly I (''Hands On''); Build and test a self-designed electronic PCB assembly II (''Hands On'').


DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURE (DFM):

DFM is becoming an essential and vital skill for every manufacturing industry for: Production/Manufacture/Mechanical Engineers. Don''t get left behind with these increasingly important skills. Learn what it is all about and what it can do for your business, your department, or your career.

A 10 week evening study course covering key aspects of Design for Manufacture giving an insight into the economics of manufacturing and the effects of tolerancing on the cost of manufacture.

You will cover: Manufacturing - Methods Identification; Product - Cost Elements; Standardisation; Flexible Manufacturing Systems; Inspection; Assembly Methods Introduction to CIM; CIM usage (''Hands On''); CIM usage (''Hands On''); CIM usage (''Hands On''); Evaluation Conclusion.

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Payment options: Cost of each course: (Pounds)180

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