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University of Delaware - College of Engineering


Engineering Outreach
Assistant Dean and Director: Kathy Werrell
Academic Support Assistant: Nadine Neiger
Phone: (302) 831-8302
Fax: (302) 831-1468

updated April 4, 2014

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.

Engineering Outreach short courses, designed to meet industry-identified needs, have established a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Check out the comments (below) from previous participants!

  • 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). June 2-13, 2014. (Enrollment is limited to facilitate highly interactive participation.) Group Discount Option (Save $50/reg for groups of 5 or more from the same company!)
  • Self-paced on-line course: Control Charting for Statistical Process Control -November 13-December 1, 2014 - 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!)
  • Railroad Safety and Derailment Investigation -May 1-28, 2014 - Let us know your interest in this ON-LINE FORMATTED professional development course. Excellent, information-packed practical training for railroad engineers in corporate, DOT, or commodity railroad transportation Group Discount Option (Save $100/reg for groups of 3 or more from the same company!)
  • Statistical Design of Experiments - Choose LIVE on-campus, November 10-12, 2014, or the new ON-LINE FORMAT, November 13-December 1. This hands-on course always receives great reviews and is requested by many! Those taking the course on-line will have 19 days to work through the self-paced course. Group Discount Option (Save $100/reg for groups of 3 or more from the same company!) (See the course web page for more details.)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Review Courses - on-campus and distance formats!
  • Rail Problems, Rail Maintenance, and Rail Grinding - This highly-praised course was first offered in October 2012 and is now available on-line as a self-paced on-line course, March 31-April 25, 2014!
  • Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls & Reinforced Soil Slopes - Stay tuned for the 2014 dates for this course, taught by Dov Leshchinsky & Jim Collin.
  • Introduction to Vacuum-Assisted Resin Tranfer Molding (VARTM) - Hands-on composite materials course - Postponed ... Stay tuned for additional information.

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! Comments like these are not at all uncommon from those who participate:

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

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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:

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

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