Short Courses in Civil Engineering & Construction

Civil engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the design and construction of the artefacts of civil use: civil and industrial constructions, transportation infrastructure, bridges and tunnels, hydro-technical utilities such as dams, aqueducts and sewage systems, structures in seismically areas and others. Civil engineering integrates knowledge of mathematics, physics, project management, architecture and design among others. Students can specialise in a variety of sub-disciplines like: construction engineering, environmental engineering, water resource engineering, earthquake engineering, coastal engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, materials engineering or urban engineering.

Following a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in civil engineering and construction, students will develop technical, organisational, problem solving, math skills, as they will learn how to use design software to plan and design transportation systems, hydraulic systems, and structures in line with industry and government standards; they should be able to determine the economic feasibility of a project and make cost estimates for materials and equipment used in the entire project.

Civil engineering and construction graduates usually find jobs like: building control surveyor, consulting civil engineer, structural engineer, water engineer, engineering geologist, transportation engineer, infrastructure project engineer.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Linear Modeling (including FEM) Certificate Linear Modeling (including FEM)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 600 per module
  • International € 600 per module
  • 2 months

This course delivers the skillset in linear or structural modeling that is required to solve structural problems from which you can develop finite element (FE) models for practical applications. It also teaches how results can be correctly interpreted. The course uses an open source FE package in a series of weekly practical sessions where models are constructed for sample problems and results are validated against simplified analytical models or open literature.

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Non-linear Modeling Certificate Non-linear Modeling
  • Feb 2017
  • EEA € 600 per module
  • International € 600 per module
  • 2 months

Non-linear Modeling course builds on the first course linear modelling and takes one step further. This course delivers the skill set in non-linear structural modeling & analysis in the framework of the finite element method that is required to solve problems from the engineering practice. The weekly lectures and practicals impart both, practical experience with the modeling pipeline of commercial FE software and the theory fundamentals for the numerical approximation of non-linear engineering phenomena.

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Fatigue of Structures & Materials Certificate Fatigue of Structures & Materials
  • Any time
  • EEA € 750
  • International € 750
  • 49 days

This Fatigue of Structures & Materials course at Delft University of Technology will provide you with the knowledge and skills to identify potential critical locations and sources of poor fatigue performance; to develop strategies to avoid fatigue fractures and to improve fatigue performance of structures.

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Smart Cities Short Course Smart Cities
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 800 per module
  • International € 800 per module
  • 9 days

In this Summer course offered at the University of Twente (UT), Smart Cities is being studied through three themes: Resources and Infrastructure, Digital City, and Social Innovation.

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The Great Courses

Short Course World's Greatest Churches
  • Any time
  • National $ 69 per module
  • International $ 69 per module
  • Not specified

In the 24 visually dazzling lectures of The World’s Greatest Churches, Great Courses favorite Professor William R. Cook of the State University of New York at Geneseo takes on the full scope of this compelling subject, leading you in a detailed guided tour of the churches and cathedrals that he, as a celebrated Christian historian and medievalist, considers to be among the most outstanding, memorable, and meaningful in the world.

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Structural Design for Non-Structural Engineers Certificate Structural Design for Non-Structural Engineers
  • Any time
  • National $ 299 per module
  • International $ 299 per module
  • Not specified

This Structural Design for Non-Structural Engineers course at IDC Technologies is intended to bridge the gap between the technical concepts and the practical experience already gained. The course will also cover a range of structural concepts and design methods relevant to different structural components, allowing students to broaden their theoretical and practical knowledge. Theoretical calculations and Computer aided calculations can be performed too.

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Practical Fundamentals HVAC Certificate Practical Fundamentals HVAC
  • Any time
  • National $ 299 per module
  • International $ 299 per module
  • Not specified

This online Practical Fundamentals HVAC course offered by IDC Technologies is designed for engineers and technicians from a wide range of abilities and backgrounds and will provide an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. It commences with a review of psychrometric charts and then examines the factors that influence design choices, indoor air quality, load calculations and heating/ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

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Nachhaltige Mobilitätsplanung: Smart & Partizipativ! Certificate Nachhaltige Mobilitätsplanung: Smart & Partizipativ!
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,495
  • International € 1,495
  • 3 days

Anhand konkreter Beispiele gewinnen die Kursteilnehmer dieses Programms von Hector School of Engineering & Management ein umfassendes Verständnis einer nachhaltigen Mobilitätskultur und der Bedeutung darin involvierter smarter Technologien. Sie lernen partizipative Prozesse und Kooperationen zwischen unterschiedlichen Akteuren so zu gestalten, dass sie zur nachhaltigen Stadtentwicklung und Mobilitätsplanung beitragen.

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