Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering for Non-Engineers

The Training Course

You will learn the basic applied concepts of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering in this workshop. This will enable you to work more effectively with your engineering colleagues – no matter whether they are operators, tradespersons, technicians or engineers. There are three main threads running through this course – initially mechanical engineering, then electrical engineering best practice and concluded with instrumentation (or industrial automation).

Mechanical engineering in simple terms deals with any equipment that moves; this is what makes it perhaps the most broad and diverse of engineering disciplines. The mechanical discipline essentially derives its breadth from the need to design and manufacture everything from small, even nano, individual devices, such as measuring instruments, to large systems such as machine tools and power plants.

The focus in electrical engineering is on the building blocks of electrical engineering, the fundamentals of electrical design and integrating electrical engineering know-how into the other disciplines within an organisation. Unnecessary theory will be minimised. The dangers and risks from electrocution, shock, explosions and arc blast can never be eliminated but you can take definite steps to protect yourself and your co-workers. The topics in instrumentation engineering commence with an introduction to instrumentation and measurement ranging from pressure, level, temperature and flow devices followed by a review of process control including the all important topic of PID loop tuning.


  • Receive a certificate of attendance in support of your continuing professional commitment
  • All workshops include the associated hardcopy technical manual
  • Printed workshop handouts
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Interact and network with workshop attendees and experienced instructors
  • Practical, industry driven content to assist you in your continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Attendees automatically become IDC subscribers and receive exclusive deals and technical content every month


  • Administration staff
  • Civil, mechanical, chemical, mining engineers, technologists and technicians
  • Electrical contractors
  • Finance, IT and accounting managers
  • Human resources managers
  • IT personnel
  • Legal personnel
  • Managers who are involved with or work with staff and projects in electrical engineering
  • Non-electrical and mechanical engineers and technicians
  • Non-electrical and mechanical personnel who want to understand the broader picture
  • Non-engineering personnel
  • Operators
  • Plant and facility engineers
  • Procurement and buying staff
  • Project managers
  • Sales engineers
  • Senior managers




  • Mechanical Engineering Basics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Gears and Bearings
  • Mechanical Drives
  • Fluid Engineering
  • Heat Transfer
  • Maintenance


  • Overview of the Electric Power Systems
  • Basic Concepts
  • Electrical Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • Electrical Measurements and Applications
  • Earthing
  • Transformers
  • Power Quality
  • Power Systems Protection
  • Electrical Shock and Methods of Shock Prevention
  • Hazards Due to Electrical Arcing and Heating


  • Introduction to Process Measurement
  • Pressure Measurement
  • Level Measurement
  • Temperature Measurement
  • Flow Measurement
  • Fundamentals of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Introduction to SCADA Systems

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