Mechanical Engineering

Hydraulic Engineering Fundamentals - Stage 1: SCQF Level 5

Duration:  3 days
Per Delegate:  £930.00

Practical Content


Theoretical Content


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand safe working practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to prepare an area for work
  • Demonstrate the creation and design of basic hydraulic circuits
  • Practice the design, assembly, monitoring and evaluation of hydraulic circuits and complete the related basic hydraulic calculations
  • Understand hydraulic engineering fundamentals basics

Course Content

  • Hydraulic principles, hydraulic component construction and operating principles
  • Hydraulic drawings and symbols used, including introduction to Festo SIM5 software
  • Hydraulic pumps and motors, design and operating principles
  • Filters, filtration and fluid cleanliness standards
  • Valves and actuators
  • Safety considerations
  • Constructing simple systems and testing performance


Delegates will undertake a multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.

PPE Requirements

Safety footwear, coveralls, safety glasses and gloves.

Further Information

This course is delivered using a range of Festo Didactic Hydraulic and Electrohydraulic Training Rigs.

Target Audience
Target Audience

Technicians or engineers who have little or no experience of hydraulic fluid power systems operating principles or maintenance practices.


SCQF Credit Rated Certificate

Recognised within the SCQF framework and contributes to an individuals Continued Professional Development (CPD). This course equates to 2 SCQF credit points. 

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