In the Netherlands, many and various (types of) companies are active in the design, construction and/or management of pipeline systems. In addition to the oil and gas industry, this field of expertise is also applied in the process, food and beverage industries and related supply companies. The design, construction and maintenance of pipeline systems (and the equipment integrated in them) requires specialist knowledge; this specialism is referred to as “Piping”.
However, in secondary and higher technical education the Piping specialism is hardly mentioned, mainly due to a lack of understanding of needs and a lack of specialized teachers in this field.
Since 2003, a working group consisting of experts from business and education has developed a “Piping Design” module especially designed for MBO/HBO students. On this site you will find the results of this module.
The design of this module is based on the expected changes in education. It gives teachers and students the opportunity to orientate themselves in the field of “Piping Design”. The module is therefore not exhaustive.
Students are introduced to the field of expertise and are able to work independently on the course material.
A power-point presentation gives the teacher the opportunity to perform an excellent introduction prior to the module. However, the presentation can also be reviewed independently by the student. To this end, all explanatory texts have been included in their entirety.
In the course material, the student recognizes topics that have already been discussed in other subjects.
Integration of the course material in these subjects has now become recognizable.
The course material lends itself perfectly to an elaboration in a project. The module is designed in such a way that the student gets a broad view on the field of Piping Design through self-study and orientation.
The manual explains the best way to go through the lessons.
By offering this module, the workgroup hopes to make a contribution to education and business.
Comments, adjustments and questions are always welcome.
On behalf of the workgroup we wish you and your students a lot of “edutainment”.