BASICS OF ENGINEERING FOR NON-ENGINEERS
Basics of Engineering for Non-Engineers modular course.
This course provides a solid foundation in engineering for non-engineers, offering an understanding of
fundamental concepts and practices. The customizable and modular design ensures that the course is
practical and relevant, allowing participants to select the topics that best meet their specific needs and
apply them directly in their work environment.
1) Module 1: Introduction to Engineering
1.1. Understanding the Role of Engineering
- The importance of engineering in society
- Overview of the different types of engineering (e.g., civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.)
- Brief history of engineering and key developments
1.2. Overview of Different Engineering Disciplines
- Fundamental principles of major engineering disciplines
- Discussion of the role of each discipline in real-world projects and applications
This module can be customized to focus on the specific type of engineering relevant to the participant's
2) Module 2: Engineering Mathematics and Physics
2.1. Basic Concepts in Engineering Mathematics
- Understanding units and dimensions
- Principles of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus in engineering context
- Use of mathematical modeling in engineering problem solving
2.2. Fundamental Physics for Engineers
- Basic concepts in classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, etc.
- Introduction to the role of physics in various engineering disciplines
Participants can choose to delve deeper into either mathematics or physics based on their role and needs.
3) Module 3: Engineering Design Process
3.1. The Steps of the Engineering Design Process
- Identification of the problem
- Concept development and ideation
- Prototype development and testing
- Design finalization and production
3.2. Problem Solving in Engineering
- Application of analytical and creative thinking in engineering problem solving
- Understanding of iterative design and failure analysis
The depth of this module can be adjusted based on the participant's involvement in the design process.
4) Module 4: Material Science and Mechanics
4.1. Basics of Material Science
- Introduction to properties of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics, composites)
- Understanding the relationship between material structure, properties, and performance
4.2. Introduction to Mechanics
- Basics of statics and dynamics
- Understanding of stress, strain, and elasticity
- Fundamentals of fluid mechanics
This module can be customized based on the materials and mechanical concepts most relevant to the
5) Module 5: Understanding Engineering Drawings
5.1. Reading and Interpreting Engineering Drawings
- Familiarization with different types of engineering drawings (e.g., orthographic, isometric)
- Understanding symbols, dimensions, tolerances, and annotations in engineering drawings
5.2. Basic CAD Concepts
- Introduction to the role of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) in engineering
- Overview of common CAD sotware
- Basics of creating and interpreting CAD drawings
Participants can opt for more in-depth training in CAD based on their role and company's needs.
6) Module 6: Quality Assurance and Safety in Engineering
6.1. Understanding Quality Assurance in Engineering
- Principles of quality assurance and control in engineering
- Overview of common quality standards and certifications in engineering
6.2. Safety Standards and Practices
- Introduction to workplace safety in engineering
- Understanding of safety standards and regulations
- Overview of risk assessment and management
This module can be expanded or contracted based on the participant's role in quality assurance and
7) Module 7: Introduction to Project Management in Engineering
7.1. Overview of Project Management Concepts
- Understanding the role of project management in engineering projects
- Introduction to project lifecycle and key stages of project management
7.2. Role of Project Management in Engineering
- Importance of communication and team coordination in project management
- Basics of resource planning, risk management, and project scheduling
This module can be adjusted or expanded based on the participant's involvement in project management.
This course is designed for:
1. Newly promoted supervisors, team leaders, or managers.
2. Experienced professionals transitioning into leadership roles.
3. Anyone interested in enhancing their leadership skills.
There are no prerequisites for this course. It is designed to be accessible for anyone looking to learn
about basic engineering principles and practices.
customizable and modular course
1. In a customizable and modular course design, participants have the option to tailor the course
structure based on their individual needs, requirements, and previous knowledge. Here's how it
can be applied to our proposed Leadership Development course:
2. Choose modules: Each module covers a different aspect of leadership. Participants can opt to
take all modules or select only those that pertain to their specific needs. For instance, someone
with strong strategic thinking skills might choose to skip Module 5 and focus more on improving
their communication skills in Module 2.
3. Depth of topics: Within each module, the depth of coverage for each topic can be adjusted. If a
participant is already familiar with a certain topic, they might choose to have a brief refresher
instead of a full lesson. For example, in Module 3 on Emotional Intelligence, a participant with
previous training in this area might opt for a shorter refresher course rather than the full
4. Real-world applications: Participants can choose to include more case studies, group activities,
and real-world scenarios relevant to their industry or work environment. This helps them to
apply the theoretical knowledge gained during the course to their practical, day-to-day
5. Delivery method: The course can be delivered in various formats such as in-person training,
online learning, or a hybrid model, depending on the participant's availability and preference.
6. Assessment: Depending on the learning objectives of the participants, different types of
assessment methods can be used. This could range from quizzes and tests to project work or
reflective assessments based on the participant's workplace experiences.
7. Pace of learning: The duration and schedule of the course can also be customized. Some
participants might prefer an intensive course completed in a shorter timeframe, while others
might prefer spreading the modules out over a longer period for more in-depth study.
Upon successful completion of the selected modules, participants will receive a "Basics of Engineering
for Non-Engineers" certificate. This certificate will validate their understanding of fundamental