Engineering and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

World Class Engineering

Swansea University was created to support the manufacturing industry back in 1920 and continues this support today working in collaboration with some of the UK’s biggest industries to lead the way in Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. Our world-class research centres, ranked in the top 10 in the UK, hold expertise in the latest material developments, corrosion and coatings, renewable energy, robotics and automation, computational modelling, and the latest manufacturing techniques. Research is led by the College of Engineering, based at the new £450million Bay Campus, with four buildings dedicated to engineering and £10million of new research and teaching equipment. Armed with this wealth of knowledge and experience, Swansea University is leading the way in the dissemination of our research through our teaching and CPD modules.

CPD Training

CPD Courses

CPD courses within these areas are currently in the process of being finalised. If you would like information on courses we could offer, or if you would like to create a bespoke course, please contact us on 01792 606477 or email us at apdenquiries@swansea.ac.uk

Compliance, EGSM30, FHEQ7 PGT

Course Details

This module is designed to provide students with a background to the complex issues concerning risk and ethics that are found in engineering. The focus will be on relevant situations that the engineer/scientist may encounter in their career.

Course Level

FHEQ7 PGT (what does this mean?)

Who should attend?

Professionals wanting CPD within this area

Date

Contact us for upcoming start dates

Duration

21 hrs lectures/workshops, 4 hrs tutorials

Assessment

Examination 1, Examination (Resit instrument)

How To Apply

Email apdenquiries@swansea.ac.uk

Project Management, EGSM31, FHEQ7 PGT

Course Details

At the end of this course students will be able to recognise and define the key characteristics and components of a project, understand the advantages/disadvantages associated with the management of both small and large projects, and have an appreciation of the strategic tools and techniques available to enable "Effective Project Management" leading to high performance team. These skills will be reinforced by the completion of a group project to produce an initial feasibility report (e.g. project plan document) for a major new project.

Course Level

FHEQ7 PGT (what does this mean?)

Who should attend?

Professionals wanting CPD within this area

Date

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Duration

21 workshops
4 tutorials

Assessment

Class Test 1 - Held under exam conditions, Coursework 1, Class Test 2 - Held under exam conditions, Examination (Resit instrument)

How To Apply

Email apdenquiries@swansea.ac.uk

Environmental Analysis, EGSM29, FHEQ7 PGT

Course Details

This module presents the principles of life cycle analysis and Circular Economy. It covers the assessment of resource conservation by optimal use of resources, including consideration of primary extraction processes, design/manufacturing/fabrication, improving product life and end of life usage. It also reviews the current and planned European legislation that is of relevance to materials and energy and considers its implementation in the UK.

Course Level

FHEQ7 PGT (what does this mean?)

Who should attend?

Professionals wanting CPD within this area

Date

Contact us for upcoming start dates

Duration

Lectures 21
Tutorials 4

Assessment

Assignment 1, Assignment 2, Coursework reassessment instrument

How To Apply

Email apdenquiries@swansea.ac.uk

Smart Manufacturing, EGSM24, FHEQ7 PGT

Course Details

Industrial production is entering a new and exciting era, called Smart Manufacturing that will bring a complete transformation in the way products are designed, manufactured and serviced through pervasive and ubiquitous use of ICT, sensors and intelligent robots. To fully exploit the potential of these new technologies there is the need to develop awareness of what Smart Manufacturing is and how organisations can embrace the necessary changes to drive efficiency and boost productivity. This module covers fundamental concepts, technologies and business strategies of Smart Manufacturing to equip the participants with the necessary interdisciplinary skills to become leaders and innovators in the design, deployment and operation of smart production systems or Factories of the Future.

Course Level

FHEQ7 PGT (what does this mean?)

Who should attend?

Professionals wanting CPD within this area

Date

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Duration

25 hrs lectures
5 hrs tutorials

Assessment

Coursework 1, Coursework 2, Presentation, Coursework reassessment instrument

How To Apply

Email apdenquiries@swansea.ac.uk

Virtual Systems, EGSM25, FHEQ7 PGT

Course Details

Virtual Reality (VR) is a burgeoning field. Many industries have utilised VR technologies, for instance, the automotive industry has used VR for a variety of applications including design, manufacturing and training. Until now technological limitations have held back wide-spread usage as the processing power wasn’t available. Due to the recent technological advancements in the gaming industry, VR has become both more accessible and affordable. Furthermore, now that the advent of computationally advanced smartphones have become commonplace the technology has finally caught up to aspirations. This has resulted in new opportunities for users to contribute to both the material and content of available software for VR. VR is predicted to gain and continue to gain momentum in the future. This module will cover fundamental concepts, technologies and business applications of VR. This will be achieved through preparing participants with the necessary knowledge to make management-based decisions on VR technologies providing a grounding of technological advantages and disadvantages. This is broken down into three main segments: understanding the VR hardware available with live demonstrations of current industry leaders such as HTC Vive; An overview of the available software and hardware solutions for the creation of VR assets involving photogrammetry particularly the use of UAV and thermographic cameras; and finally this module will examine the case studies for VR use particularly remote engineering – closing the gap between the design office and the field.

Course Level

FHEQ7 PGT (what does this mean?)

Who should attend?

Professionals wanting CPD within this area

Date

Contact us for upcoming start dates

Duration

15 hrs lectures
5 hrs tutorials
10 hrs labs

Assessment

Coursework 1, Class Test 1 - Held under exam conditions, Coursework reassessment instrument

How To Apply

Email apdenquiries@swansea.ac.uk

METaL Project

Materials and Maufacturing Education Training and Learning (METaL)

The METaL project offers short, 10 credit courses at level 4 and above. For information on these courses, or to apply, please click here.