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Course Description

This course will provide you with an understanding of the basic principles of mechanical engineering in an easy-to-understand format, enabling you to accomplish straightforward and common calculations associated with mechanical engineering concepts such as statics, kinetics, kinematics, materials, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulic machines, thermodynamics, refrigeration cycle, financial evaluation and decision making associated with typical engineering projects.

Please see specific content information below in "Attend and You Will Learn."

Why You Should Attend

Most concepts will be presented in basic and easy to understand terms; mechanical engineering concepts will be illustrated by practical numerical problems and case studies. You will leave this course better prepared for technical discussions with mechanical and civil engineers.

Please see specific content information below in "Attend and You Will Learn.

Who Should Attend

This course will benefit licensed Professional Engineers; engineers and architects who do not posses current working knowledge of mechanical engineering; facility managers, maintenance engineers and managers, engineering managers, program / project managers, and other professionals in a leadership role who feel a lack of adequate mechanical knowledge; non-engineers, including technical writers responsible for developing operations and maintenance manuals; procurement/ purchasing professionals; energy managers and construction managers; and patent attorneys.

Attend and You Will Receive

  • 7.5 PDHs/ 0.7 CEUs
  • Reference notebook with activities
  • A networking luncheon and breaks
  • Certificate of completion from North Carolina State University

Attend and You Will Learn / Expected Outcome

Attend And You Will Learn

  • Principles and concepts associated with mechanical energy, work, torque, and power
  • Methods and strategies utilized by mechanical engineers for analyzing forces
  • Performing stress, strain, toughness, and ductility analyses
  • Basics of dynamics; kinematics and kinetics, in linear and angular motion domains
  • Strengths, thermal, and alloying characteristics of materials
  • Hydrostatics and hydrodynamics principles, laws, and equations for analyses of fluid systems
  • Four stages/phases of the refrigeration cycle
  • Basic instruments utilized by mechanical engineers
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