Basic Civil Engineering


Outstanding Features

This highly interactive 5 day course uses solution driven case studies to develop the cross-discipline knowledge of Static, Inspection and Maintenance Engineers in the area of civil design and construction methods.

Course Overview

The Basic Civil Engineering course has been developed to provide Static, Inspection and Maintenance Engineers with a fundamental knowledge of civil design and construction methods that will assist them in their normal work and help them identify problems that they may encounter. The course uses highly interactive, solution driven case studies exercises to enhance learning.
The course will include 12 modules over the five days which will introduce participants to the various elements to be covered. Modules will be delivered by lecture and tutorial style worked examples with assessment at the end of each module to ensure that concepts have been grasped before proceeding to the next element.

Target Audience

This course is highly suitable for graduate engineers who are looking to get a practical understanding of civil engineering. Mechanical inspection and static engineers are also highly recommended to attend.

You Will Learn How to

In this course participants will learn how:

Civil Engineers attempt to model material performance
Civil Engineering designs are developed
Civil Engineers specify design requirements
To identify what testing is undertaken to check material properties
How to identify common failure types and some rectification methods


Design Structures
Civil Aspects of Pipe Design
Road Design
Materials Testing
Works Inspection
Typical Failure Mechanisms and Troubleshooting

Course Details

Day 1 – Design StructuresIntroductionDetermination of Design LoadsDesign of steel and concrete structuresFire Resistance Day 2 – SoilsFoundation types and designsSoil Settlement Day 3 – Civil Aspects of Pipe DesignSewer Design (Gravity and pressure)Storm Water DesignUnderground Piping and Backfilling Day 4 – Road Design and Review of Previous ElementsRoad DesignMaterials TestingSpecifications Day 5 – Review of Previous Elements, Inspections Methods and Identification of Mechanical FailuresWorks Inspection Methods and GuidelinesExamples of Typical Failure Mechanisms and How to Identify Them

Course Length

5 Days

Course Director

Peter Foley


Upon completion, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

Course Schedule

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