Engineering Professional Development

Our professional development program provides results-based learning and continuing education units (CEUs) to busy engineers.

The University of Texas at Austin Engineering Professional Development has been improving professional engineering and related fields since 1973 through its internationally-recognized continuing education program. Choose from more than 80 continuing education courses in engineering, design, operations, production, maintenance, management, and planning.


Civil

Airport Engineering and Management

A unique course that delves into the measurements and analyses needed for airport development.


BENEFITS

  • Airport obstruction analysis
  • Measurement of capacity and delay
  • Pavement design
  • Installation of navigational aids and modeling of people movers
  • Management systems for facility and pavement management
  • Airport operations and Part 139 inspections
  • Construction management
  • How the funding system works
Airport Pavements

A must for the professional involved with pavement management or pavement design.


BENEFITS

  • Pavement management
  • System concepts
  • GIS for pavement management
  • Design methods for rigid and flexible pavements
  • Pavement conditioning monitoring methods and equipment
Airport Planning

Designed for airport planners and engineers or airport managers who want to understand the planning and airport development process.


BENEFITS

  • Covers the FAA and ICAO Master Planning Process
  • Environmental, airside, financial and terminal planning
  • New FAA requirement for the electronic airport layout plans
  • Results from the eALP at Valley International Airport
  • Airport simulation
  • Case example of using SIMMOD for evaluating 13 alternatives for the Master Plan for Houston Intercontinental Airport
Construction Industry Institute: Planning & Design

Get the latest planning and design information to better manage your construction projects. View Available Construction Industry Institute: Planning & Design Courses


BENEFITS

  • Team Building
  • Development and Alignment of Project Objectives
  • Prefabrication, Preassembly, Modularization, Off-Site Fabrication
  • Project Constructability
  • Front End Planning and Project Definition Rating Index
  • Scope Control and Change Management
Construction Industry Institute: Project Construction & Startup

Get the latest startup information to better manage your construction projects. View Available Construction Industry Institute: Project Construction & Startup Courses


BENEFITS

  • Managing the Small Project
  • Planning for Startup
  • Work Packaging for Project Control
  • Project Delivery and Contract Strategies
  • International Project Risk Assessment
  • Performance Management
  • Construction Safety: Zero Accidents
  • Materials Management
Construction Industry Institute: Front End Planning & PDRI

Get the latest front end and Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) information to better manage your construction projects.


BENEFITS

  • Better cost performance
  • Reduced project schedules
  • Fewer project changes
  • Better operational performance
  • Reduced change of project disasters
Forensics Engineering Symposium

Focusing on lessons learned from hurricanes, building envelopes, structural failures, foundation and other case studies. .


BENEFITS

  • Introduction to Forensics Engineering
  • Geoforensic Engineering
  • Forensics and Failures
  • Commonality Test Methodology
  • Sudden Damage vs. Maintenance Problems in Buildings
  • Being an Expert Witness: What you Need to Know
GIS in Water Resources

To teach the principles and operation of geographic information systems, focusing in particular on Arc View and its Spatial Analyst extension.


BENEFITS

  • Introduction to ArcView
  • Digital watershed delineation and HECPREPRO
  • Map Projections
  • Building a Watershed Base Map
  • Working with Statsgo Soils and Land Use Data
  • Nonpoint source pollution in the Mission Basin
  • Mapping environmental data in a relational database


Environmental

Advanced Wastewater Pollution Control

Review the fundamentals and present new advances in biological wastewater treatment.


BENEFITS

  • Treatment principles for municipal and industrial wastewaters
  • Developing biological treatment design data
  • Design examples for wastewater treatment alternatives
  • Limited enrollment ensures discussion of individual issues
Energy Demand Management

Learn how to use existing data from utility bills to identify cost savings opportunities, to benchmark your facility, and set up trending and reporting tools to sustain their energy program.


BENEFITS

  • Gain tools to implement key projects enabling reduction of energy costs by 10% with average paybacks of less than 1 year
  • Apply practical, hands-on learning of the latest technologies to identify and quantify saving opportunities
  • Obtain the "Utility Bill Analysis and Demand Management" and the "Energy Measurement and Monitoring" manuals and associated CDs as part of the course registration fees
Energy Measurement and Monitoring

Learn to apply the latest technologies and tools for energy measurement and how to use measured data to identify and quantify energy saving opportunities.


BENEFITS

  • Gain tools to implement key projects enabling reduction of energy costs by 10% with average paybacks of less than 1 year
  • Apply practical, hands-on learning of the latest technologies to identify and quantify saving opportunities
  • Utilize existing data to benchmark and target key projects
  • Obtain the "Utility Bill Analysis and Demand Management" and the "Energy Measurement and Monitoring" manuals and associated CDs as part of the course registration fees
Energy Technology & Policy

This course is designed to bring decisionmakers, policymakers, and mid- and senior-level managers up to speed on a breadth of issues that will be valuable for their jobs in any industry or government position that is related to or heavily affected by energy.


BENEFITS

  • Texas Energy Politics
  • Nuclear Power
  • Electrochemical Energy Systems
  • Texas as Energy Leader and Laggard
  • Peak Oil: Is it Real? Do We Care?
Green Building & Sustainable Communities

The course will emphasize systems thinking and integrated design— a process where stakeholders and design team members make collaborative contributions from the start of the design process, as the key to creating high-comfort, low energy buildings.


BENEFITS

  • Gain understanding of sustainability principles and problems
  • Understand how these principles apply to the built environment
  • Be able to apply these principles to their work
  • Learn application of simulation and evaluation tools

Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence: Beyond Lean Six Sigma and The Balanced Scorecard

Learn essential Lean Six Sigma performance improvement applications that produce measurable results. Acquire knowledge of metric tools, predictive performance reporting, and the DMAIC process. Upcoming Course: August 4, 2017


BENEFITS

  • Improve process efficiency with analytics
  • Use measurable results to improve performance
  • Create solutions that reduce the time to complete tasks
  • Identify waste and implement changes to reduce defects
  • Use metric tools that help eliminate process variability
  • Positively impact customer satisfaction
Building Advanced Lean Management Systems for Healthcare (201)

Learn how to build and implement Lean Management Systems through leader standard work, visual controls, daily accountability processes and leader discipline. Topics include Lean theory, case studies, and hands-on exercises. Upcoming Course: June 5 - 8, 2017


BENEFITS

  • Greatly reduce costs and delivery processes of all services including support operations
  • Improve quality and safety
  • Avoid improvements from becoming a major "project" and time away from work
  • Create a positive culture for lean thinking and engage ALL staff members within your organization to be involved in Daily Lean improvements
Lean for Healthcare (101)

Learn how to run a Lean organization and better utilize resources. Topics include Lean theory, case studies, and hands-on healthcare simulations. Upcoming Course: March 21 - 24, 2017.


BENEFITS

  • Greatly reduces costs without significant headcount reductions
  • Improve access and waiting times
  • Improve quality and safety
  • Improve patient and employee satisfaction
  • Creates a culture of continuous improvement, including root-cause problem-solving
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Learn to tie organizational goals to Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control project steps and practice applicable skills for the role of a process improvement team leader. Upcoming Course: April 24 – 28 and May 22 - 26, 2017


BENEFITS

  • Positively impact your organization's performance metrics and bottom line results
  • Develop your project execution and change management skills through hands-on activities
  • Execute real projects using a detailed DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) roadmap
  • Receive mentoring on a real improvement project for your organization from an experienced instructo
  • Receive reference materials for use after the courses to sustain long-term success
  • Comprehend concepts that exceed the ASQ standard body of knowledge
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Learn to implement the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control roadmap to achieve objectives through enhanced Lean and Six Sigma methods. Upcoming Course: August 21 – 25 and September 18 – 22, 2017.


BENEFITS

  • Positively impact your organization’s performance metrics and bottom line results
  • Develop your project execution and change management skills through hands-on activities
  • Execute real projects using a detailed DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) roadmap
  • Receive mentoring on a real improvement project for your organization from an experienced instructor
  • Receive reference materials for use after the courses to sustain long-term success
  • Comprehend concepts that exceed the ASQ standard body of knowledge
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Learn how to develop a long-term system of continuous improvement and align improvement efforts with your organization's top priorities. February 27 – March 3 and March 27 – 31, 2017.


BENEFITS

  • Positively impact your organization's performance metrics and bottom line results
  • Develop your project execution and change management skills through hands-on activities
  • Execute real projects using a detailed DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) roadmap
  • Receive mentoring on a real improvement project for your organization from an experienced instructor
  • Receive reference materials for use after the courses to sustain long-term success
  • Comprehend concepts that exceed the ASQ standard body of knowledge


Engineering Business

Engineering Ethics

This session offers an approach to resolving ethical problems in which it is not at all clear what the solution is, what the choices are, or even what standards apply. It approaches eithical problems not only as situations that call for the application of rules, but more importantly as situations in which an engineer is responsible to a community of contituents as well as their own ethical standards. Join the waiting list!.


BENEFITS

  • An overview of Ethics and the ethical obligations of Engineers
  • Identify and articulate ethical problems
  • When possible, anticipate and avoid ethical problems
  • Generate options for resolving ethical problems
Fundamentals of Engineering Refresher

The decision to become registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) is an important decision. Increasingly, engineering positions of significant responsibility require a P.E. as a condition of appointment or advancement. For engineering work dealing with the public, registration as a PE is a requirement. The first step in the registration process is to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. View Available Fundamentals of Engineering Refresher Courses


BENEFITS

  • Tips for Preparation
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Mathematics Part I
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics Part II
  • Thermodynamics
  • Economics
  • Mechanics of Materials


Petroleum

Fundamentals of Offshore Structures and Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms.

Developed specifically for engineers, scientists, and technologists, this course offering will review the fundamentals behind all types of offshore structures (fixed or floating) and, in the case of fixed platforms, will cover applications of these principles. April 10 - 21, 2017.


BENEFITS

  • Design and construction of offshore platforms
  • Theory and process of the design
  • Understanding the use of current, applicable engineering methods in the design of fixed offshore platforms
Design of Floating Production Systems

This course is a must for professionals seeking understanding of the design and construction of floating platforms. Taught through a combination of lectures and discussion, you will gain a complete understanding of the fundamental design process and modern design practices in this field. April 24 - 28, 2017.


BENEFITS

  • Structural concepts
  • Environmental loads and motions
  • Buoyancy and stability
  • Structural strength
  • Understanding of catenary mooring system


Software & Technology

Fundamentals, Properties, & App. of Polymer Nanocomposites

Over the course of five interactive online sessions, explore the issues and opportunities in this emerging field through a broad-based introduction to polymer nanocomposites.


BENEFITS

  • Learn about polymer nanocomposite processing, characterization, and applications
  • Gain a better understanding of the polymer nanocomposite processing-structure-property-performance relationship
  • Investigate enhanced multifunctional mechanical, thermal, electrical, flammability,and ablation properties and performance of polymer nanocomposites
  • Examine polymer nanocomposites from current application to new opportunities and challenges
Modeling Functional Requirments with Use Cases

Use cases provide a valuable tool for modeling the behavior of systems and businesses, especially effective for describing functional requirements.


BENEFITS

  • Apply use cases to modeling functional requirements
  • Knowledge of Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Describe individual use cases with text and diagrams
Principles of Software Testing

Review the importance of quality, its risk-reduction qualities and its cost effectiveness.


BENEFITS

  • Structured and OO Software Testing Techniques and Strategies
  • Test Execution Test Environments and Test Case Design
  • Verification and Validation Techniques
  • Software Project Metrics and how to use them
Agile Requirements Elicitation and Specification

Individual requirements statements of high quality are: correct, feasible, necessary, prioritized, unambiguous, and verifiable. Ultimately, they reduce project risk, improve product quality, and allow for effective control of requirements volatility -- all measures for increasing the likelihood of a successful software project.


BENEFITS

  • Select and apply best practices for requirements elicitation
  • Describe the criticality of accurate requirements elicitation
  • Understand the roles/responsibilities of customers & developers
  • Describe requirements management in connection to SEI CMMI
  • Use elicitation methods of Interviewing, Brainstorming, and Joint Application Design
White Box/Black Box Software Testing in an Agile Environment

Covers white box and black box software testing techniques in the context of an Agile development environment.


BENEFITS

  • White Box Techniques
  • Static & Dynamic Techniques
  • Black Box Techniques
  • Agile Testing Techniques
  • Automated testing in an Agile environment

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