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Municipal Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Engineers

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After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the design philosophy for various infrastructure assets
  • Correlate to technical terms used by designers and technical staff working in municipal engineering
  • Identify the general differences between municipal engineering in rural and urban systems

This practical course will help you understand municipal engineering fundamentals so that you can make informed decisions. Participate in this non-technical overview of the fundamental concepts, methods, and vocabulary of municipal engineering. The course syllabus is customized for challenges associated with work environment of Alberta.

This course addresses the methods municipal engineers use to design facilities and select materials; how municipal engineers use certain design standards; and how key municipal systems interact.

Course Outline

  • Challenges of managing urban infrastructure
  • How streets, water & sewer work together
  • Roadway construction & maintenance
  • Snow removal & roadway maintenance
  • Projecting water demand
  • Water treatment planning & supply
  • Sanitary sewerage
  • Project capacity & facility planning
  • Treatment processes, collection systems
  • Drainage system design & flood control

Who Should Attend:
Designed specifically for non-engineers operating in the municipal engineering environment, this course will benefit:
Planners • City Managers • Municipal Finance Officers • Economic Development Professionals • Public Safety Officials • City & County Executives & Staff

Course Rating
4.3 out of 5

Overall rating of this course by its previous attendees!


This course is currently scheduled at the following locations. Click the city name to learn even more details about this course.

Mississauga, ON
on 9/19/2019

Calgary, AB
on 11/4/2019

Ottawa, ON
on 2/20/2020

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This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.

Almost all of EPIC's seminars and webinars offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.