Infrastructure refers to the basic facilities and systems that help society function, including buildings, roads, utilities and other systems. Civil infrastructure systems include the design, analysis, and management of infrastructures that support human activities, including electricity, oil and gas, water and wastewater, communication, transportation, and the collection of buildings that make up urban and rural communities. These courses include civil engineering topics such as structures, hydraulics, geotechnics and surveying. The trainees can also study the planning and construction of sustainable infrastructures with a focus on water technology, traffic, freeway and energy sector.
Earthquake Engineering relies on the disciplines of structural engineering, structural dynamics, seismology, materials engineering, geotechnics, risk and decision analysis as well as probability and reliability theory in order to comprehensively record infrastructure performance in an uncertain seismic future. Earthquake engineers examine the reasons why infrastructure and buildings fail in the event of an earthquake, and then apply their knowledge to the planning, designing, construction, and management of earthquake-resistant structures and facilities. The trainees gain insight into the underlying principles of structural earthquake technology, including: analysis of seismic hazards, structural dynamics and inelastic behavior.
Structural material and Engineering
Structural engineering is a branch of civil engineering, in which the laws of physics, mathematics and empirical knowledge are used to safely construct the supporting elements of structures. Contemporary structural engineering provides extensive and detailed knowledge that can be used to accurately predict the performance of various shapes and materials used in structures to withstand loads and stresses on structures. Structural engineering includes the analysis and design of structures such as buildings, bridges, towers, shipbuilding, dams, tunnels, retaining walls and other infrastructures. It supports and maintains the built environment in which buildings must be safe, maintainable, long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing and economical. Structural engineers apply mathematics and physics to traditional building materials such as concrete, stone, steel, wood and glass as well as to innovative technical materials such as aluminum, polymers and carbon fibers.
IT & Software
A variety of courses that cover wide range of exciting and contemporary IT topics such as innovation systems, embedded systems in the field of energy efficiency, use of cloud tools to ensure the quality of research and education, use big data analytics and visualization for better decision making, mobile programming for iOS and android devices, object-oriented and interactive programming in python, software design process, software technologies and design methodology, application of video content as a tool for blended learning, introduction to contemporary cyber-security threats, vulnerabilities attacks and security methods, and other similar topics.
Engineering Software Tools
Modern engineering requires use of various software tools for rapid and accurate analysis and prototyping which enables efficient and economical execution of engineering projects. This group of courses is geared towards covering various topics concerned with the use of state-of-the-art software tools in engineering practice and research, such as CAD oriented software, structural analysis software, Building Information Modelling (BIM) as well as use of virtual reality VR simulation and digital manufacturing.
A group of courses encompassing specialized topics mostly addressing entrepreneurship and management. Trainees are able to acquire knowledge in risk management, marketing management or managing intellectual capital, or get familiar in areas such as engineering ethics or emotional intelligence at the workplace.