Swinburne University of Technology has formed Australia’s first formal qualification in Port and Harbour Engineering, after announcing the Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Port and Harbour).


The formation of the course comes as Australia’s ports and harbours are experiencing increased demand in volume and shipping, with 68 commercial ports handelling over 940 million tonnes of cargo per year.


 “Port engineering applications are very different to mainstream civil, coastal and mechanical engineering disciplines,” course convenor Professor Alex Babanin said.


 “This is why it is essential that our port engineers have access to specialised education that will ensure they are globally competitive.”


During the four-unit program engineers will gain expertise in a variety of port and harbour engineering applications, including dredging, port access and navigation and port structural design, enabling them to lead and apply their advanced technical skills to maritime and port environments.


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