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Full details about AEE's
Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals
for Non-Mechanical Engineers

Online Training for Energy Involved Professionals
An interactive program you can complete right from your computer, with two-way live audio via your phone or VOIP

8 Hours of Instruction:
Earns 0.8 CEU / 8 PDH / 1.6 AEE credits toward re-certification

Now accepting registrations for program beginning
Dates for 2018 TBD

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BOBBY RAUF , P.E., C.E.M., MBA, most recently served as a senior staff engineer at PPG Industries, Inc. He brings to this program hands-on experience in a broad spectrum of areas within large industrial plant engineering and plant maintenance departments, including electrical, controls, energy and mechanical projects. Mr. Rauf has also served as adjunct professor at Gardner-Webb University since 1989, where he has instructed classes in both the B.A. and M.B.A. programs. His teaching experience also includes conducting professional development courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He holds a process controls-related patent.

Presented online in a series of two live three-hour and one live 2-hour time modules, this course caters to engineers, technicians and facilities managers who are not intimately familiar with mechanical engineering principles and practices. Through this course, attendees are expected to learn basic principles of mechanical engineering in a simple, easy to understand, format.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the live teleconferencing sessions, as well as in the time between sessions.


This course will enable attendees to accomplish straightforward and common calculations associated 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. Most concepts are presented in basic and easy to understand terms, coupled with analogies participants can relate to. Mechanical engineering concepts are illustrated by practical numerical problems and case studies.

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FEES (per participant):
$895, regular / $845, AEE member, non-profit org.

Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Terese Lavallee, phone 770-925-9633, email:

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The following offering(s) of the Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Mechanical Engineers are currently scheduled. The program consists of two three-hour and one two-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 8 hours of instruction.

Beginning on Dates for 2018 TBD, with session dates and times as follows:

Course Module
Times (Eastern time)
Day 1
1 pm - 4 pm
Day 2
1 pm - 4 pm
Day 3
1 pm - 3 pm

Completion of all four modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.


Those who will benefit from this program include:

  • Licensed Professional Engineers, who need to meet the annual or biennial license renewal PDH (Professional Development Hour) or CEU (Continuing Education Units) requirements.
  • Engineers and Architects who do not possess current working knowledge of mechanical engineering and are interested in broadening their engineering knowledge base through basic cross-training.
  • Facility Managers, Maintenance Engineers, Maintenance Managers, Engineering Managers, Program/Project Managers and other professionals in leadership role who sense a lack of current and adequate mechanical engineering knowledge to hold meaningful technical discussions and to make informed decisions when interacting with their mechanical engineering direct reports or colleagues.
  • Non-engineers, including technical writers responsible for developing operations and maintenance manuals for mechanical, civil and HVAC systems.
  • Procurement/purchasing professionals who are responsible for acquisition of mechanical, civil and HVAC systems.
  • Energy Managers and Construction Managers
  • Other professionals whose annual PLP, Performance and Learning Program, includes engineering/technical courses/seminars/workshops.

For registration questions or assistance, call or email...

Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633