Centre for Power Transmission & Motion Control CPD courses for industry

We offer a range of short courses for Continuing Professional Development. Our courses are in fluid power, electrical drives and motion control.

Build your expertise

Take one of our short courses and have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field based in our Centre for Power Transmission & Motion Control.


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We run a range of CPD short courses in power transmission and motion control. Our courses focus on fluid power systems, electrical drives and control.

Our courses are delivered by experienced staff and researchers at the University of Bath.

Our standard courses are run in partnership with the Institute for Mechanical Engineering (IMechE). We also run a series of courses on specialised topics, as well as bespoke courses at your company's premises.

Study with us and you will gain a detailed understanding of the course material. You'll apply this theory in experimental laboratory sessions, tutorials, design exercises and computer simulation classes. You'll receive a certificate of attendance for completing the course.

Our course fees cover:

  • comprehensive course notes
  • lunches and refreshments
  • a campus parking permit
  • access to computer facilities and wireless network

Most of our courses are three-and-a-half days long. All our standard courses are VAT-exempt.

Course Programme

Scheduled courses

Course Title Date Fees
FP1 (DL) Introduction to hydraulic circuits and components (by distance learning) any time £500 / £250*
FP1 Introduction to hydraulic circuits and components 9-12 October 2018 / 19-22 February 2019 £1250
FP2 Component selection for hydraulic systems 6-9 November 2018 / 12-15 March 2019 £1250
FP3 Hydraulic systems and efficiency 30 April - 3 May 2019 £1250
ED Electrical drives for mechanical engineers 27-30 November 2018 / 26-29 November 2019 £1250
C Introduction to control of mechatronic systems 4-5 June 2019 £700**
FPC Control of electrohydraulic systems 4-7 June 2019 £1250**
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

Course Title Date Fees
FPN Noise in hydraulic systems two-and-a-half days, on request Quote on request
FPS Simulation of hydraulic systems (with Siemens Industry Software, Amesim) three to three-and-a-half days, on request Quote on request
BUAA Bath unmanned aerial academy five days, on request Quote on request
PA Piezoelectric actuation one day, on request Quote on request

Bespoke courses

We can tailor our courses for your needs and deliver them at your company's premises in the UK or overseas. Bespoke courses we have previously run 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

Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Booking information

We can provide a list of hotels in the area, please contact us if that is of interest to you.

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.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our courses or would like to discuss your requirements, please contact us at the details below.