Municipal Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Engineers

Online /
Feb 11 - 13, 2025 /
Course Code: 15-0225-ONL25

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern

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

  • Understand the design approach for various municipal infrastructure elements
  • Correlate to technical terms used by designers and technical staff working in municipal engineering
  • Identify the 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. This course will provide a non-technical overview of the fundamental concepts, methods of design and standards that are used in municipal engineering.

This course also addresses the methods that municipal engineers and other technical professionals use to design facilities and select materials, perform inspections and do maintenance of the existing facilities

Course Outline

  • Municipal water management
  • Water distribution systems
  • Pipe material, maintenance and protection
  • Pumping stations
  • Wastewater treatment plants: facility planning
  • Municipal stormwater management
  • Drainage system and flood control

Who Should Attend:
This course is intended for non-engineers operating in the municipal engineering environment. The technical professionals that will benefit are:
Planners • City managers • Municipal finance officers • Economic development professionals • Public safety officials • City and county executives and staff

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day 1

  • Municipal water supply systems
  • Water storage, capacity and operation
  • Classification of water distribution systems
  • Fundamentals of flow in piping systems
  • Pumps and pumping stations

Day 2

  • Pipe material selection, fabrication, procurement
  • Control and safety valves, filters and strainers
  • Underground piping characteristics: insulation and protection
  • Pipe installation, commissioning and start-up
  • Inspection, maintenance, and repair techniques

Day 3

  • Potable water preparation process    
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Municipal stormwater management
  • Design elements of stormwater collector systems
  • Maintenance of collector systems


Mike Ivanovic, Ph.D.

Dr. Mike Ivanovic is the President of UBAMIP Consulting and a former Adjunct Associate Professor with over 30 years of experience in 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 the 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 the industry in Canada, the USA and overseas.

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

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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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