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Join us today and unlock your full potential for success in the rapidly changing world of engineering and technology. UW-Madison’s College of Engineering (COE) is a leading professional development organization dedicated to empowering engineers and technical professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in their fields. We offer a wide range of cutting-edge courses designed to enhance professional growth and provide opportunities for career advancement. Our expert instructors, both faculty and industry veterans, deliver engaging and practical training sessions that bridge the gap between theory and real-world applications. Whether you are looking to deepen your expertise in a specific technical area, stay abreast of the latest industry trends, or broaden your skill set to adapt to evolving challenges, UW-Madison’s College of Engineering is your trusted partner in engineering professional development.

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Introduction to Science Lab Building Systems

Upcoming Dates
  • Apr. 16-18, 2024 (D069)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,495
Improve the safety and energy-efficient operations of science and engineering research laboratories by gaining an understanding of the unique requirements of the lab environment and the building systems that support them. You will learn to identify preventive maintenance issues and possible energy conservation measures, validate HVAC design assumptions and criteria, and evaluate high-performance fume hoods on your lab projects.
Discipline: Mechanical
RA01517

Electrical Systems Design for the Non-Electrical Engineer

Upcoming Dates
  • Apr. 22-26, 2024 (D089)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,995
  • Sep. 9-13, 2024 (D090)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,995
  • Apr. 28 - May 2, 2025 (D246)
    Madison, WI or Live Online
    $1,995
Take this course to learn fundamental electrical concepts and electrical power distribution design for industrial and commercial systems—1,000 volts and below. Expert instructors will start with basic science concepts and extend them to explain single-phase and three-phase alternating current systems. You will gain a sound understanding of electrical circuits, electrical construction materials, grounding, power quality, arc flash, and applicable national safety and energy codes and standards. This course is intended for those responsible for the design, operation and maintenance of electric power and lighting systems in commercial and institutional buildings and manufacturing plants, and it assumes you have no formal training in electrical engineering.
Customizable
Discipline: Electrical
RA00066

Understanding Building Mechanical Systems

Upcoming Dates
  • May 8-9, 2024 (D139)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,045
Gain knowledge of HVAC principles and systems, enabling you to work effectively with designers, contractors, and vendors. Learn how mechanical systems are selected and installed, and how they operate. If you are upgrading an existing system or building new, you'll be able to plan for a successful project.
Discipline: Mechanical
RA00332

Chilled Water Plant Design

Upcoming Dates
  • May 15-17, 2024 (D227)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,295
Gain the confidence you need to design a successful, energy-efficient chiller plant. Learn how to identify design issues and solve problems regarding plant sizing, location, chiller selection, and cooling tower placement. This course incorporates small-group problem-solving exercises to enrich your learning experience.
Discipline: Mechanical
RA01211

HVAC Design and Analysis

Upcoming Dates
  • May 21-23, 2024 (D113)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,495
This intermediate-level course is intended for designers looking to expand their HVAC knowledge by performing engineering calculations and system layouts, and others responsible for selecting and specifying HVAC equipment. Topics include duct and pipe sizing, fans laws and pump curves, heating and cooling loads, CFD modeling, and BIM tools and processes.
Discipline: Mechanical
RA01589

ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Course and Exam

Upcoming Dates
  • Jun. 3-7, 2024 (D369)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,595
  • Oct. 21-25, 2024 (D379)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,595
  • Mar. 3-7, 2025 (D386)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,595
Earn the ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester certification by completing the ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Course and Exam. The ASSE Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester certification meets Minnesota and Michigan backflow prevention tester certification requirements. You must have five years of experience in plumbing or a related industry to take the exam.
Customizable
Discipline: Mechanical
RA01409

Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention

Upcoming Dates
  • Jun. 3-7, 2024 (D368)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,295
  • Oct. 21-25, 2024 (D378)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,295
  • Mar. 3-7, 2025 (D384)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,295
This course provides practical training through hands-on sessions that will teach you how to test backflow prevention assemblies and identify and resolve problems with backflow prevention assemblies. Backflow theory; selection of backflow prevention methods, devices and assemblies for specific applications; and state and local agency rules and regulations will also be discussed. Participation in this course and successful completion of the hands-on and written examinations fulfill the training requirements for registration as a Cross-Connection Control Tester in Wisconsin and for certification in several other states.
Customizable
RA00447

Understanding Plumbing Systems in Commercial Buildings

Upcoming Dates
  • Jun. 4-6, 2024 (D111)
    Face-to-Face Madison, WI
    $1,495
Improve your understanding of the design, installation, and operation of plumbing systems, including municipal and domestic water supply, waste and vent, storm water, specialty gases, and equipment. Learn how to comply with the codes related to pipe sizing and layout, and coordinate your plumbing design and installation with the work of other consultants and contractors.
Discipline: Mechanical
RA01520
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