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Introduction to Port Engineering

  • Upcoming Courses

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    Credits

    2.3 CEUs / 23 PDHs

    Pricing

    Early Bird Rate (until September 10): Member $1395 | Non-Member $1695 
    Regular Rate (after September 10): Member $1695 | Non-Member $1995

    Instructors

    Edward J. Schmeltz, P.E., D.CE, D.OE, D.PE, D.NE, F.ASCE and 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.

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

    Course Benefits

    • Develop a general background in port engineering.  
    • Become familiar with distinct types of terminals including container, liquid bulk, dry bulk, cruise ships, small craft marinas, and USN/military terminals. 
    • Understand the specific requirements of each of these types of facilities.
    • Prepare for the engineering tasks required for port facilities.  

    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Recall 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.
    • List the design and operational criteria for types of port facilities.
    • Convert criteria into operational limits and downtime estimates at various facility types.

    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: 2.3

  • 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

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