Students receiving practical experience and expert help at the ‘Pump Assembly’ module.
Students receiving practical experience and expert help at the ‘Pump Assembly’ module.

The 6th English Pump-Engineer programme starts in March 2018. The programme is an extra-occupational distance-learning study programme providing knowledge on the planning, operation and maintenance of pumps and pump systems.

The Open University study programme pumping provides knowledge on the perfect design and operation of pumps by offering theoretical basics as well as specific process- and plant-related knowledge for various industries.

Experts and professors

Experts from German, Austrian and Swiss industrial enterprises could be attracted for the development of the studying material in cooperation with professors from the Graz University of Technology, Technical University Berlin and the Erlangen University.

The knowledge acquired during the 13–14 month study course, with only two attendance periods (two weeks each) in Austria and Germany is attested by the certificate “Pump Engineer” or “Pump Technician” awarded to graduates.

The curriculum covers basics, pump sets, pumps in systems/plants and fields of applications (process industry, refineries, power plants, water, sewage, food and sterile technology, paper industry, vacuum technology).

Branch-related modules

Two branch-related modules have to be chosen according to the participant’s needs, interest or professional environment. The course ‘Certified Energy Consultant for Pumps and Pump Systems’ is integrated into the programme. The target group are all those whose jobs are related to pumps.