Mechanical Engineering for Non-Mechanical Engineers

Online /
May 29 - Jun 2, 2023 /
Course Code: 14-0802-ONL23

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

Technical personnel in plants and other engineering organizations who may not have a mechanical background are often responsible 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 looking for such information in a systematic and easy-to-understand way. The focus in presentations 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, including case studies and selected practical, real-world examples to solve 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 former Adjunct Associate Professor with over 30 years of experience in the field of thermal engineering. After working in the consulting group of ANSYS Canada Ltd., he now runs the private consulting company UBAMIP Consulting, dealing with analysis and problem solving in operation of vital stationary and rotating equipment in the process and petrochemical industry. Mike has also been active in providing training technical courses of various levels of complexity for professionals in industry in Canada, USA and overseas.

His area of expertize among others, includes design, operation and maintenance of various types of storage tanks, pressure vessels, piping systems, including pumps and compressors. The focus in the consulting projects has been on the risk assessment during operation and maintenance activities, as well as equipment failure analysis and accident prevention technologies based on the results of inspection and fitness for service studies.

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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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