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FPE-SP Detailed Fundamentals of Professional Engineering

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Professional Engineering is concerned with engineers aspiring to practice within their technical competence, for the betterment of society. This requires education, training and practice in engineering sciences and application of special knowledge of mathematics, physical and engineering sciences in professional and creative work. This course for prospective professional engineers provides a comprehensive review of basic and advanced concepts, theories and applications. Time management, problem solving and test -taking strategies also form an integral part.  This course will greatly help in raising the overall level of engineering professionalism.

 

WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS COURSE

  • Graduate Engineers
  • Practicing Engineers
  • Students in their final year of under-graduation
  • Engineering Consultants
  • Process Engineers/Managers
  • Technical Managers

 

COURSE OUTLINE

TIME MANAGEMENT

  • Availability and management of time
  • Indicators of poor time management
  • Checklist on time management
  • Time Wasters
  • Peak Performance periods
  • Elements of Effective Time Management                                               

 

PERSONAL PORTFOLIO AND JOURNAL

  • Creating a Personal Portfolio
  • Journal Entries
  • Checklist for self- assessment of the learning process                            

 

COMMUNICATION

  • What is effective Communication
  • Total Communication
  • Workplace Communication-Meetings, Discussions and Documents
  • How not to Communicate
  • Assertive Communication
  • How to be an Assertive Communicator

 

VERBAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

  • Verbal Communication- Guidelines
  • Written Communication-Principles
  • Communicating with Clients

 

PROBLEMS AND COMMUNICATING A POSITIVE PUBLIC IMAGE                           

  • How to handle Problems
  • Communicating a positive Public Image                                     

 

PROBLEM SOLVING

  • What is a problem?
  • Steps involved in problem solving process
  • Simple Problems
  • Complex Problems-Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Steps involved in RCA
  •  State problem
  • Collect data
  • Identify possible causal factors                                       

 

DIAGRAMS INVOLVED IN PROBLEM SOLVING

  • Cause and effect diagram
  • Affinity diagram
  • Flowchart

 

DECISION MAKING

  • Steps in Decision making
  • Constructive environment
  • Generating good alternative solutions
  • Exploring  Alternatives
  • Select ion of best Alternative 
  • Check Decision
  • Communicating  decision and taking action                                  

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT BASICS

  • Basic aspects of Project Management
  • Project  life cycle
  • Project Plan
  • Work Breakdown-Basis, Work package, Criteria, Pitfalls

 

SCHEDULING

  • Presenting the Schedule
  • AON
  • Gantt Chart 
  • PERT                                                                                

 

RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Risk-Definition
  • Risk sources
  • Establishing Context
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk treatment
  • Risk Analysis-Types                 

 

A LITTLE MOTIVATION                     

  • Questions and Answers                           

 

HOUSEKEEPING                     

  • Housekeeping websites
  • Journals.

 

PROJECT

  • Project plans key element
  • Looks challenging?

 

SPECIFICATION WRITING IN GENERAL

  • What are specifications?
  • Fundamentals of specifications
  • Structure of Technical specifications

 

SPECIFICATIONS AND ITS TYPES

  • Types of specification
  • Content of specification
  • Taxonomy
  • System-Inputs /outputs/Functions
  • System Packaging
  • System structure and behavior
  • System environment                                                        
  • Other issues

 

PROJECT COSTING AND CASH FLOW

  • Financial Statements-Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Profit and Depreciation
  • Depreciation Versus Cash Flow
  • Cost Estimation                             

 

DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW

  • Time Value of Money
  • Time line
  • Cash Flow Representation
  • Compounding, Present value (PV), Future Value(FV)
  • Discounting
  • Discount Rate
  • NPV and IRR
  • Net Present Value(NPV) of Multiple Cash Flow
  • Internal Rate of return(IRR)
  • Discounted and Undiscounted Payback
  • NPV method and IRR          

 

GROUPS

  • Definition of a group
  • Types of groups
  • Attributes of a group

 

GROUP DYNAMICS                                                    

  • What is group dynamics?
  • Tuckman’s theory of group Development
  • Group Dynamics-Positive and Negative
  • causes for Negative Group Dynamics
  • Blocking roles
  • Strategies to improve team Dynamics
  • Benne and Sheats

 

LEADERSHIP AND ITS THEORIES

  • Understanding what leadership is 
  • Management Vs. Leadership
  • Leadership Theories

 

LEADERSHIP MODELS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

  • Leadership Models
  • Ethical leadership
  • Guidelines on Professional Conduct

 

INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

  • Definition of Ethics-Professional/Engineering
  • Code of Ethics
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Engineering

 

THEORIES AND TEST IN ETHICS

  • Ethical Theories and Tests
  • Ethics Test Approach for Decision making

 

PERSONAL LIABILITY

  • Legal Indemnity                                       

 

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ENGINEER ASSOCIATE

  • Introduction
  • Social Responsibilities
  • Cultural Responsibilities

 

GLOBAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ENGINEER ASSOCIATE

  • Global Responsibilities
  • Environmental Responsibilities

 

ENGINEERING STANDARDS AND CODES OF PRACTICE

  • Types of Standards
  • How they are used
  • IEC Technology Sectors
  • ANSI Standards/Education
  • Standards in the news
  • Health and safety standards

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

  • Issues with energy
  • Issues with war
  • Over population
  • Pollution

 

RESOURCE DEPLETION

  • Fishing 
  • Logging
  • Water depletion
  • Conservation
  • Hydrology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Climate change

 

ECOLOGICALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Sustainable engineering
  • Strategies
  • Constraints of sustainable engineering practice
  • Natural resources
  • Resource flows
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Lifecycle assessment

 

SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Community, Communication and consultation

 

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS

  • Salient legislative requirements
  • Interfacing with statutory agencies
  • Country specific safety and health regulatory system

 

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY ASSESSMENT

  • Common types of health and safety hazards in workplace
  • Fire and explosions
  • Transportation and vehicle related accidents
  • Pressurized gases

 

PRESENTATION SKILLS

  • Creating PowerPoint  presentations
  • Important considerations
  • Do's and Don'ts

 

CONVERSION TO OTHER FORMATS

  • Converting /Recording presentations for online distributions
  • Examples

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND CAREER PLANNING

  • Reasons for career development plan
  • Why career planning
  • Your interests
  • Your abilities
  • SWOT analysis

 

CAREER PROGRESSION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP 
 

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Instructor

Deon Reynders

BSc, BEng (Electro-technical), BSc Eng (Hons) (Electronics), MBA

 

Deon is an Electronics Engineer with over 40 years postgraduate experience encompassing middle management, engineering consulting, management consulting, hardware and software development, systems engineering, project management, marketing, and industrial relations. He has experience of both large and small business environments. He also is an experienced teacher with HOD and Governing Board experience at University level.

His current areas of specialisation include Information Technology (IT ) with an industrial focus, Radio Telemetry Systems, Industrial Networking (LAN technology), and Internet technologies and applications including TCP /IP , the use of Web technologies for process control and OPC . Over the past 15 years he has provided consulting and training services to clients in the USA, Canada, Ireland, the UK, South Africa, Botswana, Trinidad, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Egypt.

He is co-author of several technical books, of which two (Industrial Data Networks and Modern SCADA Protocols) have been published by Butterworths (Newnes). Deon has prepared course material and presented to thousands of engineers and technicians all over the world. Topics include industrial data communications, industrial networking (including fieldbuses and device networks), radio telemetry systems, Ethernet, TCP/IP, OPC , network security, and financial management for engineers and technicians

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