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Introduction to Port Engineering

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

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    Course Dates: July 19 – August 27, 2021     Register Now

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    2.4 CEUs / 24 PDHs


    Member $1545 | Non-member $1895


    Edward J. Schmeltz, P.E., D.CE, D.OE, D.PE, D.NE, F.ASCE 
    Martin L. Eskijian, P.E., D.P.E. (Ret.), M. ASCE

    Purpose & Background

    This course will provide a general background in port engineering. Various types of terminals will be presented, including: container, liquid bulk, dry bulk, cruise ships, small craft marinas, and USN/military terminals. The course will give the specific requirements of each of these various types of facilities and prepare the student for the engineering tasks required for port facilities. Reference materials will be the most current and provide a knowledge base and toolbox for the students.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Explain for the engineering tasks required for port facilities.
    • Become familiar with distinct types of terminals including container, liquid bulk, dry bulk, cruise ships, small craft marinas, and USN/military terminals.
    • List the design and operational criteria for these types of port facilities.
    • Identify the characteristics of maritime vessels.
    • Describe the relationship of maritime vessel characteristics to engineering analyses of port and harbor facilities.
    • Identify types of vessels and the key factors each brings to the design of maritime facilities.
    • Describe the factors affecting the design and operation of marine facilities including wind, waves, ice, tides, and currents.
    • Convert criteria into operational limits and downtime estimates at various facility types.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Entry level engineers working for port authorities or consulting firms.  
    • Engineers seeking to move into the field of port engineering from other disciplines.
    • Senior level management that may be placed into a position of authority over port facilities.

    Course Outline

  • Course Details

    Course Duration: 12 weeks
    Expected sitting time per week: Up to 3 hours
    Total video lecture content: 18 hours
    Total interactive exercises: 3 hours
    CEUs: 2.4

  • Benefits of the Guided Online Course

    • Highly interactive
    • Instructor-led programs
    • Video lectures
    • Weekly discussion board topics
    • Interactive exercises and case studies
    • Modules to complete weekly, at the time and pace that is most convenient for you
    • Mobile-friendly