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The growing demands for skilled staff, coupled with a worldwide shortage of experienced personnel, has led to the ever-increasing need for a multi-disciplinary, cross-trained workforce.

This workshop, ‘Fundamentals of Industrial Electrical and Electronic Engineering’, designed for the non-specialist, provides engineers, technicians and artisans with a basic theoretical and practical knowledge of industrial electrical and electronic engineering.

What you will learn

The course is based on a wealth of experiential knowledge gleaned from the author's experience working within a systems integration company and also feedback from more than 4000 technicians and engineers who have attended the author’s workshops. On successful completion of this workshop delegates will be able to:

  • understand the basic concepts of electricity
  • utilise common electronic terminology
  • recognize the different components used in industrial electronic systems
  • demonstrate the construction and operation of common electronic components
  • identify components and read their values
  • identify electronic component symbols
  • implement procedures for the testing of electronic components
  • design and analyse simple circuits
  • make use of basic test equipment
  • recognise and efficiently troubleshoot common electronic component and circuit problems
  • undertake basic faultfinding
  • undertake basic repairs – removing and replacing components
  • understand and design simple logic circuits
  • review operational amplifiers, oscillators, multivibrators, timers, A/D and D/A converters, and scanners
  • effectively apply the principles of analog meters, digital meters and oscilloscopes
  • recognise the difference between series, shunt, and compound field windings
  • gain an insight into two- and three-phase rotating fields
  • understand the difference between synchronous and induction motors
  • identify the needs of an emergency power system
  • gain an overview of the requirements for designing and sizing an electrical system
  • understand the need for power factor correction

Training methodology

Designed for both novice and experienced engineers, technicians and artisans, this workshop provides a basic training in electrical and electronic engineering as applied in an industrial environment.

Throughout the workshop, participants will learn through active participation using exercises, questionnaires, and a computer simulated circuit building program covering:

  • basic electrical circuits
  • basic electronic circuits
  • diagnostics and faultfinding
  • removing and replacing components

Who should attend

Professionals with little to moderate background in industrial electronics

  • Chemical Engineers
  • Automation Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Electricians
  • Installation and Maintenance Technicians
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers and Technicians
  • Operations Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Process Operators
  • Production Managers
  • Project Managers
  • System Integrators


Workshop length

5 days

What you will receive

  • ‘Fundamentals of Industrial Electrical and Electronic Engineering’ – a comprehensive reference book.
  • Acrobat copy of all PowerPoint slides used in the presentation on USB Flash Memory Drive.
  • Certification of attendance: each delegate will receive a workshop certificate documenting their attendance

What people say:

“Mick has received excellent reviews and positive feedback for all his courses. His down-to-earth, practical, and entertaining approach makes him a sought-after speaker and lecturer in a wide variety of disciplines.” - IDC Technologies
“Presented in an easily understood manner.” - E. Maughn, Eskom
“Really knows his subject.” M. Radcliff, Houston Texas
“Easily understood” - Bob Lawson, Nissan, UK
“Relaxed and interesting” - F. Lowe, Schlumberger, Austin, Texas


Basic concepts

  • Atomic structure
  • The electric current
  • Conductors, insulators and semiconductors
  • Structure of primary cell
  • Current, voltage, resistance and power

Passive components

  • Resistors
  • Resistors in series and parallel
  • Inductors and capacitors
  • Charge/discharge of a capacitor
  • Wheatstone bridge

AC circuits

  • a.c. generation
  • Vector representation
  • Capacitive and inductive reactance
  • Impedance
  • Resonant circuits
  • Three-phase circuits
  • Transformers

Active components

  • Rectifiers
  • Junction diodes
  • Junction transistors
  • JFETs and MOSFETs
  • SCRs, DIACs, TRIACs and LEDs


  • The decibel
  • Small signal amplifiers
  • Power amplifiers
  • Amplifier frequency response
  • Operational amplifiers
  • Differential amplifiers

Industrial electronics

  • Oscillators
  • Multivibrators
  • Timers
  • Logic circuits
  • A/D and D/A converters
  • Scanners

Test equipment

  • Analog and digital meters
  • Oscilloscopes


  • Equipment
  • Fluxes and solders
  • PCB preparation
  • Wetting process
  • >
  • Inspection
  • Common defects
  • Desoldering


  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Fault analysis
  • Component testing
  • Diodes
  • SCRs
  • Transistors
  • Op-amps

DC motors

  • Series, shunt and compound windings
  • Armatures

AC motors

  • Two- and three-phase fields
  • Synchronous motors
  • Induction motors

Uninterruptible power supplies

  • Emergency power requirements

Grounding and bonding

  • System grounding
  • Ignition sources
  • Bonding techniques

Power generation

  • Designing and sizing an electrical system
  • Generator system operation
  • Power factor correction
  • Power distribution

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