# Technical Training

## Advanced Machine Upskilling

### Objectives

This programme consists of 6 modules from Year 2 of the Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering NFQ Level 6. To be eligible for this programme, students will have completed a Year 1 of the Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent programme.### Content includes

It will be delivered through a blended learning approach of both online lectures and practical workshops in GMIT. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will also allow students to gain exemptions from two modules.Online section - Live and recorded web-based lectures:

*Engineering Science (10 credits)*

List the properties of solids, liquids and gases

Balance chemical equations

Explain valency and bonding

List the properties of heat and temperature and their influence on fluids and solids

State the gas laws

State the different modes of heat transfer

Calculate the final temperature of a mixture

Calculate the thermal expansion of solids and liquids

State Newton's First Law

State the definition of displacement, velocity and acceleration of a particle

Determine the condition of equilibrium for a particle

Represent the free body diagram of a particle in equilibrium

Calculate the displacement, velocity and acceleration of a particle in rectilinear motion

*Mathematics 2 (5 credits)*

Distinguish between an arithmetic and geometric progression, find the general term and sum of each

Explain the concepts of convergence and divergence of series

Obtain the Maclaurin series for standard functions

Recognise and differentiate implicit and parametric functions

Determine a derivative using logarithmic differentiation

Identify functions of several variables and determine their partial derivatives

Obtain total rates of change of functions of two variables

Approximate small errors in a function using partial derivatives

Integrate functions by the method of substitution, by integration by parts, by the use of partial fractions Evaluate the area between curves by integration

Determine the volume of a solid of revolution

Solve a first order differential equation by separation of variables

Solve a linear first order differential equation using an integrating factor

Recognise linear second order differential equations with constant coefficients and obtain their general solution

*Statics & Dynamics (5 credits)*

State the conditions for equilibrium of rigid body

State the Newton's Second Law

Determine the condition of equilibrium for a rigid body

Represent the free body diagram of a rigid body in equilibrium

Calculate and measure the displacement, velocity and acceleration vectors of a particle

Identify and measure the support reactions

*Control Engineering (10 credits)*

List the main components of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits

List the main components of electrical actuation

Define the characteristics of these components

Simulate basic pneumatic and electro-pneumatic circuits

build basic pneumatic and electro-pneumatic circuits

Describe the different functions of a PLC

List the symbols used in ladder logic programming

Use ladder logic to program a PLC

Troubleshoot basic faults

*Mechanical Dissection*

*(5 credits)*

The credits for this module can be earned by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

*Engineering in Business (5 credits)*

The credits for this module can be earned by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

### Who should attend

Persons who have completed Year 1 modules of the Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering or have completed Year 1 of a Higher Certificate/ Degree in Mechanical Engineering in another third-level institute (or EU equivalent).### Qualification

40 Credits at NFQ Level 6### Upcoming dates:

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### Course

Advanced Machine Upskilling

### Training Days

Course start date - Saturday November 14th 2015 16 Saturdays, attending every 2nd Saturday, excluding bank holiday weekends

### Training Location

Available nationally, based on demand

### Course Cost

IMDA Skillnet Member: €2,250

Non-member rate: €3,000

Per person based on 16 participants

* Cost quoted per person