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What will I learn?

The course will provide students a comprehensive overview of all aspects related to the construction, design, operation, and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Students will develop the requisite knowledge and skills to interpret, design and troubleshoot simple hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.

Course Details

Hydraulics and pneumatic machines are the backbones of a range of industries including manufacturing, construction, mining, oil & gas. This course explores the design, construction, operation and maintenance and troubleshooting of these most versatile machines.

Students will obtain a comprehensive overview of all aspects related to the construction, design, operation, and maintenance of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Students will develop the requisite knowledge and skills to interpret, design and troubleshoot simple hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.

Led by an industry expert, this 12-week course will provide you a practical, in-depth view of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Course content includes concepts related to pressure and flow; the operation of hydraulic and pneumatic system components – such as actuators and control valves; simple circuits for hydraulic and pneumatic applications; the characteristics of hydraulic oil and air; proportional and servo technology in regard to electro-hydraulic systems; and, troubleshooting procedures.

After completing this course, students will have requisite knowledge and skills to interpret and design hydraulic and pneumatic circuits and systematically troubleshoot system faults and undertake corrective measures.

Additionally, if you apply and are accepted into the EIT Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) you will obtain a credit for the BME106S Hydraulics and Pneumatics upon successful completion of this Professional Certificate of Competency.

Which department am I in?

School of Mechanical Engineering

Study options

Online/Distance (3 months)

Tuition fees
Total Course Fees AUD $1,395; Tuition fee varies by Country. The given fee is a guide for online students from Australia.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

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