Site investigation and principles of offshore geotechnical engineering design

This micro-credential is for engineering professionals looking to upskill in the offshore energy sector. In this course you will develop knowledge of offshore site investigation as well as the principles of offshore geotechnical engineering design.

You will learn how to better interpret site investigation data, understand the principles of a variety of offshore foundation design methods and perform engineering calculations.

Upon successful completion, you'll receive:

  • Two PD Points - stackable for unspecified academic credit in award courses
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
Course date
20 - 21 May 2021
Applications close
13 May 2021


Two-day intensive followed by completion of practical work

50 hours (including contact hours, personal study time and assessment)
Academic lead
Associate Professor Britta Bienen 
$990 inc. GST
Critical information summary
OCENM525 – Critical information summary [PDF, 41KB]

What you'll learn

Techniques to interpret offshore site investigation data

Solve engineering problems using test data and geotechnical engineering principles

Apply principles of offshore geotechnical engineering to the design of foundations and other components

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Gain knowledge of important concepts in site investigation and practical skills to apply these concepts
  • Enhance your professional experience in site investigation with training based on recent research and industry insights

How does it work?

You'll work on practical exercises and assignments.

What's next after this course?

This micro-credential is part of a pathway to completion of Applied Offshore Geotechnical Engineering unit when stacked with Offshore Environment, the Building Blocks and Project Life Cycle of Offshore Infrastructure Projects and Geotechnical Engineering of Offshore Pipelines


Applications are open.

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