Imperial College London short courses

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Imperial College London short courses

Short courses (CPD)

In addition to our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, Imperial College’s Centre for Professional Development presents a diverse range of intensive short courses for professionals working in geotechnics.

These courses, given by leading authorities both from within and outside the College, provide the most up-to-date developments in specific areas of interest. Geotechnical courses are held annually, and are continually reviewed in order to maintain their cutting-edge content.

The courses are normally around 3-day long and are presented on campus in South Kensington, London. Participation is recognised through the award of a Certificate of Attendance.

The full set of courses offered by the Geotechnics group are:

  • Foundations: Recent Developments in Analysis & Design
  • Building Ground Models for Risk Assessment
  • Earth Retaining Structures
  • Earthworks and Embankments
  • New Design Methods for Driven Piles in Sands & Clays
  • Numerical Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering
  • The Importance of Soil Suction
  • Practical Seismic Design
  • Advanced Soil Characterisation

For full information and details, please see the Departmental CPD webpage and the main Imperial College CPD Website.

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Imperial College London short courses

Short courses

Short courses are units of study which are delivered by the College but do not lead to an award of the College, such as a degree. Short courses may or may not be assessed and are occasionally taken for credit.

Further details are available from the Academic Regulations for Short Courses‌ [pdf].

Imperial College offer a diverse range of short courses, providing the most up to date developments in specific areas of interest. Below is a non-exhaustive list of the types of courses offered by the College:

  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Pre-sessional
  • Summer Schools
  • Outreach

Programme Directors wishing to offer existing modules as CPD courses should read the guidance, Guidance regarding Masters level modules as short courses‌ [pdf].