This Course in Basic Geographic Information Systems short course provide you with essential theoretical and practical foundations to design a new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) project. Important skills that will be acquired during this course include: collection of data from various sources; building an integrated GIS database; analysing the data; and communicating the results. The course not only deals with the software but participants will also be able to do a GIS project using ArcGIS.
The Environmental Management and Regulation short course provides you with essential training in new regulatory developments to better navigate a range of complex issues related to environmental resources and extortion. The course covers a wide range of topics, including both legal and biological aspects of environmental management, ecological frameworks of environmental systems, environmental resource economics and auditing, as well as strategies for waste reduction and disposal and air pollution control.
The Operation of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants short course provides you with a theoretical and practical knowledge base on water and wastewater treatment, as well as the operation of water treatment plants. During the course, you will be empowered to make informed decisions about drinking water treatment processes and the quality of drinking water. The course also covers topics of basic water chemistry, drinking water quality requirements, wastewater treatment, effluent quality and the proper disposal of effluents.
The Wheel–Rail Interaction short course will develop an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of the technology that substantially adds to the bottom line of any railway business. Knowledge of wheel–rail interaction is essential for anyone involved in the operations of railways over the full spectrum of heavyhaul and general freight to medium- and high-speed passenger traffic. You will also be provided with the necessary guidelines for best practices in heavy-haul railway operations that are related to rail and wheel interface issues.
This short course covers the basics and key elements of Open Pit Mine Planning and Design starting at the geological resource model, through to the reserve statement and including all aspects of the value chain. This unique course enables you to learn the basic theory of open pit mine design and the application thereof, whilst having the chance to interact with experts in the field.
The short course in Modelling and Simulation of Wastewater Treatment Processes provides you with a framework for demonstrating and fine-tuning the processes that are commonly used in wastewater treatment plants. During the course, basic kinetic concepts for the removal of water pollutants will be presented together with the application of kinetic principles in several reactor designs.
The Train Movement Control Systems short course will provide you with a better understanding of Train Movement Control Systems (TMCSs) and their importance in ensuring safety in railway operations. The course covers various aspects of train movement control and sociotechnical systems, as well as current signalling procedures that are used. You will also gain a working knowledge of the institutionalisation and economics of TMCS, conditions monitoring systems and the state of railway safety in South Africa and abroad.