Mechanical Engineering for Non-Mechanical Engineers

Online /
May 30 - Jun 3, 2022 /
Course Code: 13-0505-ONL22

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 5 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks and lunch)

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

  • Identify main elements of mechanical equipment used in industry
  • Select and size the main components of equipment
  • Familiarize with practical aspects of operation and safety issues
  • Improve equipment reliability and availability
  • Apply best practice for maintenance of equipment

Technical personnel in plants and other engineering organizations who may not have a mechanical background are often given the responsibility for the procurement, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment.

To be effective, such personnel need to have a basic familiarity and understanding of the principles of design, operation and maintenance of the mechanical equipment.

This course will meet the needs of those who are looking for such information in a systematic and easy-to-understand way, where the focus in presentation and discussions will be on very practical aspects.

The material can also be beneficial to those with a mechanical background who are seeking to refresh their knowledge.

You will have several class workshops that will include case studies and selected practical real-world examples to be solved in teamwork.

Course Outline

  • Basic properties of engineering materials
  • Metal fabrication
  • Power transmission
  • Lubrication and bearings
  • Pressure vessels and storage tanks
  • Heat exchangers, boilers and process heaters
  • Industrial piping
  • Pumps, compressors and fans
  • Equipment maintenance and reliability

Who Should Attend
Plant/Facility Engineers • Technicians • Maintainers • Operators • Chemical Engineers and Technologists • Process Engineers and Technologists • Project Engineers and Technologists • Design Engineers and Technologists • Armed Services personnel

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


DAY-1: Mechanical Engineering and Materials

  • Mechanical Engineering Overview: Disciplines
  • Engineering Materials: Metals and Non-Metals
  • Metal Fabrication Process: Welding, Machining, Casting
  • Mechanics of Materials: Stress Calculation and Dimensioning
  • Workshop: Case Study, Examples and Solutions

DAY-2: Power Transmission Elements

  • Torque and Power Transmission
  • Shafts, Couplings, Belt Drives, Gear Boxes
  • Lubricants
  • Bearings
  • Seals
  • Workshop: Case Study, Examples and Solutions

DAY-3: Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers

  • Pressure Vessels
  • Liquid Storage Tanks
  • Heat Exchangers: Water Heaters, Steam Condensers
  • Boilers, Process Heaters and Heat Recovery Equipment
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Workshop: Case Study, Examples and Solutions

DAY-4: Fluid Flow Engineering: Pumps and Piping

  • Fluid Flow Engineering
  • Industrial Piping
  • Pumps and Pumping Systems
  • Process & Instrument Diagrams
  • Workshop: Case Study, Examples and Solutions

DAY-5: Compressors and Turbines

  • Compressors, Fans, Blowers
  • Steam and Gas Turbines
  • HVAC & Refrigeration Systems
  • Equipment Reliability and Availability Optimization
  • Workshop: Case Study, Examples and Solutions
  • Summary and Conclusions


Mike Ivanovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Mike Ivanovic is President of UBAMIP Consulting, and also a former Adjunct Associate Professor at U of Toronto.

After working in the consulting group of ANSYS Canada Ltd., he now runs the private consulting company UBAMIP Consulting in Waterloo.

Mike has been very active in providing training courses of various levels of complexity for professionals in industry in Canada, USA and overseas.

His area of professional expertise has been the analysis and problem solving in operation of pressure systems, specifically of stationary components such as pressure vessels, storage tanks and piping systems, together with rotating machinery, such as pumps, compressors and turbines, in the process and petrochemical industry.

Technical consulting projects also included design, operation and maintenance of various thermal engineering components, such as heat exchangers and industrial heaters.

The focus in most of the projects has been on the equipment optimization, combined with the risk assessment and failure prevention technologies based on fitness for service studies and remaining life analysis.

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4.6 out of 5

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Fee & Credits

$2995 + taxes

  • 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 35 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points


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