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We offer short courses and workshops on a variety of topics. If you are interested in a topic or course that is not listed, please contact us.

Engineering Management
Civil Engineering - Infrastructure

Advanced Infrastructure Asset Management Bootcamp
Offered June 8 – June 19th
6 module workshop – Select which modules are most relevant to you.
Infrastructure asset management is a concept, a framework and a tool for making cost effective decision about investments in the maintenance, renewal and rebuilding of our physical infrastructure. The requirement for state departments of transportation to develop transportation asset management plans has focused additional attention on this area. A series of modules have been developed for students and practitioners to gain in-depth knowledge in particular areas of asset management.

Railroad Engineering
  • Application of Emerging Data Techniques in Railway Maintenance
    Registration is now closed. Please contact us if you are interested in future offerings.
    The Big Data in Railroad Track Engineering is a 2-day professional development course focusing on data analysis techniques and practical case studies that are directly applicable to professionals working in Railroad Track Engineering.

  • Engineering for Efficient Railway Operations
    Registration is now closed. Intended for Practicing Engineers, Planners and Operating Officials, this course focuses on the relationship between the engineering configuration of railway systems and operating efficiency and performance.
  • Management Essentials for the Railroad Industry
    Registration is now closed. Please contact us if you are interested in future offerings.
    Features leaders in the railroad industry who not only share their vast experience but lead interactive discussions designed to help entry and middle management railroad engineering personnel improve their business acumen and management effectiveness in the unique elements of this industry.
  • Operations and Operations Management for Passenger Rail
    Registration is now closed. Please contact us if you are interested in future offerings.
    This two-day course reviews the organization and fundamental operations of passenger railways. Course material applies to commuter rail, as well as rail transit (light rail, rail rapid transit, regional rail and streetcars).
  • Rail Problems, Rail Maintenance, and Rail Grinding
    Registration currently closed. This highly-praised course addresses key areas of infrastructure maintenance for the rail and transit industry worldwide. It is also available as a self-paced on-line course!
  • Railroad Safety & Derailment Investigation
    Offered April 2-3, 2019 This course provides excellent, information-packed practical training for railroad engineers in corporate, DOT, or commodity railroad transportation.
  • Railway Signals and Safety Short Course
    Offered April 30 - May 2, 2019.
    This three day course consists of two 1.5 day sessions. The first session will focus on the engineering aspects of the “vital” safety systems used by U.S. rail operations, with an emphasis on transits. The second session will address freight railroads primarily, both domestic and international, as to current and advanced operations including traffic control, traffic management and safety enforcement systems (Positive Train Control (PTC). Each session can be completed individually or in combination.
  • Railway Tie Association Online Transit Training Courses
    Produced in collaboration with the Railway Tie Association (RTA), these modules are packed full of critical information for those working in the railroad industry, and have been produced so that you can absorb the information at your own pace.
Civil Engineering - Geotech
  • Earth Retaining Structures: Selection, Design, Construction and Inspection
    April 24-26, 2018
    This course will teach you the critical knowledge and skills you need in order to take advantage of the cost effective use of earth retaining structures in urban construction for transportation, commercial and industrial development.
  • Risk Assessment and Management
    Not currently scheduled
    Taught by Jerry DiMaggio, P.E. (the renowned and very popular geotechnical engineering consultant/instructor) will be of interest not only to geotechnical engineers, but to all engineers. Pease contact us if you are interested in future offerings.
Research & Quality Control
  • Fundamentals of Vapor Deposition
    Summer 2018
    This distance-formatted, self-paced tutorial that is co-sponsored by the Society of Vacuum Coaters, and dedicated to the memory of Nathaniel H. Sugerman. Enrollment is limited to facilitate highly interactive participation. Group Discount Option – Save $50/reg for groups of 5 or more from the same company.
  • Patent Basics Workshop
    Not currently scheduled
  • Statistical Design of Experiments
    Flexible dates and options available
    The 2.5-day hands-on course always receives great reviews – and now it is available in self-paced, online format, with faculty support. Group Discount Option: Save $200/reg for groups of 3 or more from the same company.