The Rolling Stock Technology module covers everything there is to know about locomotives, wagons and coaches. The principles of Rolling Stock Design (mechanical and electrical) are presented as fundamental knowledge for understanding the functioning of the various systems and sub-systems of a railway vehicle. Emphasis is placed on the various interfaces between rolling stock components and the module concludes with the essential aspects of condition monitoring, inspection, maintenance and safety.
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 Railway Safety Investigation short course will provide you with the required skills in initiating, conducting and reporting on an investigation into railway occurrences. With a view to identify safety deficiencies and propose remedial action to prevent future occurrences, you will be exposed to a systematic approach in the investigation of train safety incidents, as well as the vehicle, infrastructure and operational aspects needed for the safe and orderly operation of any railway system.
The Project Quality, Risk and Time Management short course presents you with a unique training experience in applying a further three of the ten Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) areas – namely, Quality management, Risk Management and Time Management – directly to the construction and built environments. The course specifically aims to provide you with extensive knowledge of and the requisite skills in project control and time management, project reporting, project construction and proper close-out to ensure quality standards and minimised risks are met.
The short course in Spatial Planning, Land Use Management and Urban Development Dynamics is specifically designed to enhance your skills and knowledge as real estate practitioner, property valuer, commercial property broker, estate agent, property developer or property financier in the wake of recent changes in development planning and infrastructure delivery bylaws. The course is ideal if you are involved in real estate or property development and often have to deal with complex processes or sometimes high-risk investment decisions on property deals.
The short course in Seed Science will provide you with a good working knowledge of seed physiology and technology (including seed vigour, dormancy, storage and enhancement) and is specifically aimed at seed analysts, scientists and employees of seed production companies.
The Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement is a 6-week mixed-mode (i.e. Internet supported as well as face-to-face) course designed to prepare you with knowledge and insights to align company policies and objectives to current environmental legislation to ultimately minimise liabilities and interact with audit, inspection and enforcement processes.
Environmental legislation seeks to protect our natural resources and, during this course, you will acquire the know-how to optimally interact with laws and regulations to ensure sustainability.
Humans rights advocacy group, the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), has written an open letter to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. The open letter is with regard to the high number of adolescent pregnancies in South African schools.