Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)


In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Newcastle University is not delivering any face-to-face CPD programmes before January 2021. If you are interested in studying any of our modules online, contact the CPD Unit for advice.


About the Course

Switchgear Technology

A comprehensive account of the construction and operation of all types of switchgear equipment.

We'll provide you with detailed knowledge of the construction and operation of:

  • vacuum switchgear
  • air blast switchgear
  • air break switchgear
  • SF6 switchgear
  • oil filled switchgear

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Objectives and Outline

Switchgear Technology

Course Objectives

You'll be fully aware of:

  • the technical standards and specifications that govern switchgear purchase and testing
  • the range of options available for dealing with ageing switchgear equipment
  • recent developments in switchgear design and manufacturing methods
  • the latest developments in switchgear diagnostics and failure analysis methods

Course Outline

  • Switchgear technology
  • Switchgear applications
  • Arcs
  • Interruptions switching phenomena
  • Standards procurement of switchgear
  • switchgear testing
Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Further Information

Switchgear Technology

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code EEE8048) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Switchgear Technology

Presenters

Academic Professionals
  • Dr Simon Blake (Course Leader)
  • D Pinches

Fees

Switchgear Technology

Fees

  • Switchgear Technology
    • £960 (duration 2 days)

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

[ Information about Cancellations ]

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.