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DIA5-SP 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
  • Tim e 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                            

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                                                                                      

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

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                                  

TECHNICAL WRITING AND SPECIFICATIONS

  • Specification writing in general:
  • What are specifications?
  • Fundamentals of specifications
  • Structure of Technical specifications
  • Types of specifications
  • Content of specification
  • Taxonomy
  • System-Inputs /outputs/Functions
  • System Packaging
  • System structure and behavior
  • System environment                                                        
  • Other issues
  • Summary of what a system must do                                          

GROUP DYNAMICS

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

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

PV OF MULTIPLE CASH FLOW                                                             

  • Net Present Value(NPV ) of Multiple Cash Flow
  • Internal Rate of return(IRR)
  • Discounted and Undiscounted Payback
  • NPV method and IRR                                                                   

LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

  • Understanding what leadership is
  • Management Vs Leadership
  • Leadership Theories
  • Leadership Models
  • Guidelines on Professional Conduct

ETHICS OF ENGINEERING

  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Definition of Ethics-Professional/Engineering
  • Code of Ethics
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Engineering
  • Ethical Theories and Tests
  • Ethics Test Approach for Decision making
  • Personal Liability/Legal Indemnity                                       

 

Investment

Plan Name Investment
Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 149

Instructor

John Lawrence

B.Sc (Hons) M.Sc B.Com (Hons)

 

John is an accomplished and practising Project Manager who has been involved in the mining and oil industries, banking, investment and finance sectors for over 25 years. His extensive Project Management skills have been acquired through various contrasting project types - application development projects, company infrastructure set-up in multi-million dollar technical and mining evaluation systems, IT component company relocations and strategy development.

His adaptive approach to Project Management has proven invaluable to numerous clients - from hands-on to a consultancy capacity relative to key prevailing factors. He has a strong belief in Post Project Reviews and feeding this experience back into new projects. John is particularly enthusiastic about the opportunity in using software tools to improve the management of projects - both engineering and IT based.

In the past 10 years John has concentrated on the areas of Project Management and Technical training with a number of European and North American based companies. His individual style of training and successful transfer of information methods have made him a highly sought after instructor. An inspiring and professional instructor, you will benefit from and enjoy John’s presentations, including Project Management, Technical and Specification Writing, Data Communications and Networking.

 

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