Acquire the most up-to-date knowledge in berthing works and parameters with the most advanced online program on the market” 

The Postgraduate Certificate will delve into the dimensioning, based on the ROM Maritime Works Recommendations.

Subsequently, it will focus on the design of piers, with their classification according to various factors and with the parameters for the choice of the most suitable structural typology.

In the last topic, several examples of berthing works and their characteristics will be shown, so that the student will become familiar with the design of docks.

Therefore, the student will acquire knowledge about the typologies of berthing works, the advantages and disadvantages of each type and the construction procedures of these works. They will also gain the ability to structurally design berthing works.

A complete deepening of berthing works and parameters created specifically for the professional in this area”

This Postgraduate Certificate in Berthing Works, Parameters contains the most complete and up-to-date program on the market. Its most notable features are:

  • The development of practical cases presented by experts in berthing works, parameters
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional development
  • Practical exercises where self-assessment can be used to improve learning
  • Its special emphasis on innovative methodologies in berthing works, parameters
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

A quality program that will allow you not only to follow the Training, but also to have complementary support and information banks available”

Its teaching staff includes professionals from the field of civil engineering, who contribute their work experience to this training, as well as renowned specialists from reference societies and prestigious universities.

The multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide immersive education programmed to learn in real situations.

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. For this purpose, the professional will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced in Berthing Works, Parameters. 

This program has the best educational resources that can be accessed online or downloaded, to make it easier for you to manage your studies and effort”

A highly comprehensive program, created with the objective of delivering the highest quality education, focused on raising our students to the highest level of proficiency”


The syllabus of the Postgraduate Certificate is configured as a complete tour through each and every one of the elements required to understand and assume the ways of working in this field. With allow approach focused on practical application that will help you grow as a professional from the very first moment.

A comprehensive syllabus focused on acquiring knowledge and converting it into real skills, created to propel you to excellence”

Module 1. Maritime Port Layout and Berthing Works

1.1. Maritime Port Layout: Elevation Requirements

1.1.1. Project Criteria
1.1.2. Ship
1.1.3. Water Level
1.1.4. Bottom

1.2. Maritime Port Layout: Elevation Requirements

1.2.1. Navigation Areas
1.2.2. Harbour Mouth
1.2.3. Maneuver
1.2.4. Docks and Maneuvers
1.2.5. Operation

1.3. In-plant Port Dimensioning

1.3.1. General Considerations for Location, Orientation and Alignments
1.3.2. Determination of the Number of Berths
1.3.3. Length of Berthing Line
1.3.4. Dimensioning of Heels and Ramps
1.3.5. Determination of Width

1.4. Port Dimensioning in Elevation

1.4.1. Dock Superstructure Crest Elevation
1.4.2. Mooring Berthing Ditch
1.4.3. Longitudinal Profile of Heels and Ramps
1.4.4. Operating Area Slopes

1.5. General and Classification of Berthing Works

1.5.1. General Aspects on Berthing Works
1.5.2. General and Functional Classification

1.6. Mooring and Berthing Works: Structural Typology

1.6.1. Classification According to Structural Typology

1.7. Main Elements of the Berthing Works
1.8. Classification of Berthing and Mooring Works according to the Structural Typology of their Parts
1.9. Berthing Works: Parameters for the Choice of Structural Typology

1.9.1. Berthing Works: Geotechnical and Seismic Parameters
1.9.2. Berthing Works: Morphological, Climatic and Environmental Parameters
1.9.3. Berthing Works: Construction and Material Parameters, Use and Operation, and Maintenance and Conservation

1.10. Examples of Berthing Works and Characteristics

This program will allow you to advance in your career comfortably”