Department of Mechanical Engineering

Course bookings

To book a place on a course, please contact:

Mrs Gillian Elsworth

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6371


CPD short courses for industry

The Centre runs short courses for Continued Professional Development (CPD) in the area of power transmission and motion control with particular focus on fluid power systems, electrical drives, and control. All courses are presented at Bath by experienced staff and research workers. Besides our standard courses, which are offered in partnership with the IMechE, we run a series of more focused courses on specialised topics, as well as bespoke courses at customers' premises.

Participants will gain a profound theoretical understanding of the material, which is strengthened by a wide range of experimental laboratory sessions, tutorials, design exercises, and computer simulation classes. On completion, participants will be presented with a certificate of attendance.

The fees for courses at the University include a comprehensive set of course notes, lunches and refreshments, campus parking permit, and access to the Department's computer facilities and wireless network. Most of our courses are 3.5 day courses and all of our standard courses are VAT-exempt.

Course programme

Scheduled courses





FP1 (DL) Introduction to hydraulic circuits and components
(by distance learning)
any time £500
FP1 Introduction to hydraulic circuits and components 9-12 October 2018
19-22 February 2019
FP2 Component selection for hydraulic systems 6-9 November 2018
12-15 March 2019
FP3 Hydraulic Systems and Efficiency 30 April to 3 May 2019 £1250
ED Electrical drives for mechanical engineers 27-30 November 2018
26-29 November 2019
C Introduction to control of mechatronic systems 5-6 June 2018
4-5 June 2019
FPC Control of electrohydraulic systems 5-8 June 2018
4-7 June 2019
FPS Simulation of hydraulic systems
(in collaboration with Siemens Industry Software)
25-27 September 2018 £1095
PA Piezoelectric Actuation 25 October 2018 £450

* £250 option includes memory stick only (no support, assessment and certificate)

** The FPC course includes the C module

Courses available on request





FPN Noise in hydraulic systems 2.5 days, on request Quote on
BUAA Bath Unmanned Aerial Academy 2018 dates TBA £1650
incl. VAT
PA Piezoelectric Actuation 1 day, on request Quote on

Bespoke courses

Courses can also be tailored to a particular customer's needs and may be presented at the customer's premises if required, in the UK or overseas. Examples of bespoke courses that can be offered include:

  • hydraulic modelling and simulation
  • hydraulic noise and vibration
  • mechatronic systems analysis and design
  • control system design
  • aircraft hydraulics
  • automotive hydraulics
  • power steering systems - analysis, modelling and design
  • contamination control
  • electric drives

We would be pleased to discuss your needs and tailor a course to your requirements.

Booking information

Limited overnight accommodation is available on Campus and should be arranged directly with Guest Accommodation. Alternatively, we can provide a list with hotels in the area.

Please note the following cancellation/postponement charges:

  • £100 if cancelled within 14-28 days of the commencement date of the course.
  • £200 if cancelled within 0-14 days of the commencement date of the course.
  • £50 if postponed for the next course within 0-7 days of the commencement date of the course.