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Port Engineering Certificate Program

  • COPRISponsored by COPRI and the COPRI Ports and Harbors Committee Certificate in Port Engineering Task Committee

    Member $5,500 | Non-Member $6,500

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    Description

    ASCE's new Port Engineering Certificate Program is a series of career-focused courses taught by practicing engineers and university professors providing professional engineers in-demand skills used in the field of port engineering. You will learn the fundamental concepts of port engineering, the design, construction, and management of port facilities, types of seismic design classifications, and how to interpret geotechnical data. Certificate program enrollment saves you up to 20% versus purchasing courses individually.

    In these 12-week courses, you'll acquire sought-after skills that will help you excel in your current position or advance to a new one. You'll be taught from the unique insight and knowledge of a master's level instructor who is highly experienced in port engineering.

    Suggested Pre-Requisites

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics

    How It Works

    • 5 Guided Online Courses are required to complete this certificate program.
    • Complete all 5 Guided Online Courses within 4 years from enrollment.
    • Earn a certificate of completion after all 5 courses are finished.

    You will be able to:

    • Describe the relationship of maritime vessel characteristics to engineering analyses of port and harbor facilities.
    • Describe the factors affecting the design and operation of marine facilities including wind, waves, ice, tides, and currents.
    • Identify the necessary basic design criteria for port/harbor structures, all applicable loads, and recommended load combinations/factors.
    • Convert criteria into operational limits and downtime estimates at various facility types.
    • Compute berthing and static mooring loads on a port structure.
    • Be able to evaluate if an existing port structure needs to be rehabilitated.
    • Learn the process of Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) delivery and know the construction management techniques (quality/ schedule/ budget).
    • Understand various design & construction element requirements and associated risks.
    • Describe the types of seismic design classification, performance requirements, and seismic hazard levels.
    • Describe the required process and applicable federal, state, and local design criteria for designing a pier and wharf.
    • Explain and interpret geotechnical data for the analysis, design, and construction of port facilities.

    Perfect For:

    • Entry level engineers working for port authorities or consulting firms
    • Port staff, port project/construction managers/consultants, or port tenants/operators
    • Practicing engineers
    • Engineers seeking to move into port engineering from other civil/mechanical disciplines (e.g. buildings, pipelines, etc.)
    • Other construction service providers
    • Senior level management personnel who might have recently assumed responsibilities over port engineering without any background
    • Senior level management that may be placed into a position of authority over port facilities

    See all available dates and descriptions for both core and elective courses.

    Certificate Courses*

    *All 5 courses must be completed

    Suggested order of completion:

    1. Introduction to Port Engineering
    2. Design of Port Facilities
    3. Construction of Port Facilities
    4. Seismic Design of Piers and Wharves
    5. Geotechnical Design of Port Facilities 

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