Engineering Outreach
Director:: Kathy Werrell
PEO Specialist: Louise Bank
PEO Specialist: Donna Molinda
Administrative Assistant: Nadine Neiger
Phone: (302) 831-8302
Fax: (302) 831-1468

updated September 20, 2016

Professional Development Short Courses

  • Learn the latest techniques and technologies in your field - helping you move ahead!
  • Prepare for licensure exams and/or earn continuing education units (ceu's) to maintain licensure.

UD's Professional Engineering Outreach short courses, designed to meet industry-identified needs, have established a well-deserved reputation for excellence. If you don't see what you are seeking, contact Kathy Werrell with your needs/suggestions!

Geotechnical Engineering:

Engineering Management:

  • Management Essentials for Engineers & Scientists - (October 17-21, 2016), this 5-day "boot camp" designed for current and prospective technical leaders looking to improve their business acumen and management effectiveness, earned extremely high ratings, and comments such as this from the first cohort of participants:

    “Overall, I felt that this was the most useful outside course I have taken in my professional career. Being geared specifically towards science/engineer minded people focused the course towards the different way of thinking.”
    (article about the July 2016 program)

Railroad Engineering:

I thought I’d just say how much I enjoyed the class.  I found it very informative and to be at just the right level – not too basic / not over my head.  I actually came away feeling that this is something I wish I had learned 10 years ago.  For example, if this had been presented every two years or so (during times when we were hiring every year) it would have been good to learn it right away and then see it again two years later and be able to ask far more intelligent and insightful questions having been working in the industry for those two years.
Clifford S. Bonaventura, Harsco Rail - a participant in the October'12
Rail Problems, Rail Maintenance and Rail Grinding short course at UD

Research & Quality Control:

  • Great Opportunity! Fundamentals of Vapor Deposition- a Distance-formatted, Self-paced Tutorial - (co-sponsored by the Society of Vacuum Coaters, and dedicated to the memory of Nathaniel H. Sugerman). December 5-16, 2016. (Enrollment is limited to facilitate highly interactive participation.) Group Discount Option (Save $50/reg for groups of 5 or more from the same company!) Registration is due by Monday, November 21, 2016.
  • Statistical Design of Experiments - Recorded when taught on-campus, this 2.5-day hands-on course always receives great reviews - and now it is available in self-paced on-line format, with faculty support May 9-23, 2016! Group Discount Option (Save $200/reg for groups of 3 or more from the same company!) Let us know your interest. (See the course web page for more details.)
  • Self-paced on-line course: Control Charting for Statistical Process Control - Let us know your interest in this ON-LINE FORMATTED professional development course.- This interactive, hands-on, distance version of the highly acclaimed on-campus course debuted in April 2013 with rave reviews. (Enrollment is limited to facilitate interactive participation.) Group Discount Option (Save $100/reg for groups of 3 or more from the same company!)
  • Materials Characterization Workshop - This second annual materials characeterization workshop was a short course in nanofabrication, microanalysis & analytical techniques that took place at UD on
    August 23-24, 2016
    . Watch for details about upcoming materials characterization workshops!

Previously offered: Patent Basics Workshop -If you and your colleagues are interested in this course, let us know and we will make every effort to offer it again - sooner, rather than later!

True to your comments ... [Dr. Ogunnaike's] teaching style was outstanding especially when he uses his 13 years industry experience to bring relevance to the course material.
(Gerhard's comments were with respect to the statistical design of experiments portion of the graduate course he took with Dr. Ogunnaike. Similar comments result from our non-credit short courses, such as the Statistical Design of Experiments course (see above) taught by Dr. Ogunnaike!)

Gerhard R. Wittreich, P.E.


Licensure Preparation:

What specific topics are you hoping to learn through a short course? New professional development opportunities are being designed regularly - so check this page frequently for updates!

Register Online for Short Courses!

Previous Engineering Outreach Short Courses

Let us know your educational needs and we will work with you to address them!

More educational and collaborative opportunities are available through the University's engineering research centers.

  • CACR - Center for Applied Coastal Research
  • CCM - Center for Composite Materials
  • CCST - Center for Catalytic Science & Technology
  • CMET - Center for Molecular & Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CIBE - Center for Innovative Bridge Engineering
  • CBCB - Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
  • CBER - Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research
  • DCT - Delaware Center for Transportation
  • Center for Study of Metals in the Environment

Other websites of interest:

  • Geokon, Incorporated - Manufacturer of high-quality geotechnical instrumentation
  • Geosynthetica.net- Excellent resource for geotechnical engineers.
  • Hanes Geo Components - A division of Leggett & Platt, Hanes Geo is a supplier of performance products for the construction, landscape, erosion control, and turf industries.

For more information, contact EO Director Kathleen Werrell at (302) 831-4863 or by e-mail.

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