A Postgraduate Certificate created to become the best tool for intervention in Slope Dike Design"

The Postgraduate Certificate in Slope Dike Design reflects the accumulated design experience of the professors who teach it, and contains the knowledge required for the student to develop in the design and construction of the same.

The Postgraduate Certificate covers both vertical and slope dikes, design, actions on the dikes, required stability checks, as well as the various construction considerations that the student should be aware of.

It also develops the point of scale models of embankment dams and shows a series of examples of constructed dams that will provide the student with a first approach to the design of these.

At the end of the course, the student will have knowledge of the physical marine environment and knowledge of the typologies of external maritime works, the advantages and disadvantages of each type and the construction procedures of maritime works. It will also achieve capacity for the structural design of dikes.

The Slope Dike Design in a high-level Postgraduate Certificate”

This Postgraduate Certificate in Slope Dike Design contains the most complete and up-to-date program on the market. The most important features include:

  • The development of case studies presented by experts in Mechanical Engineering
  • 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 Mechanical Engineering
  • 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 specialization, 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 specialization program, as well as renowned specialists from leading companies 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 an immersive program designed 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 developed by renowned and experienced experts in Port Infrastructures. 

This program has the best teaching material available online or downloadable, to make it easier for you to manage your study 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 an 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. Design of Shelter Works

1.1. Slope Dikes: General and Environmental Actions for Design

1.1.1. General Aspects
1.1.2. Marine Climate
1.1.3. Sea Level
1.1.4. Wave Surges in Slope Dikes

1.2. Design of Slope Dikes

1.2.1. Sections Type
1.2.2. Analysis of Alternatives

1.3. Dimensioning of Slope Dikes

1.3.1. Materials
1.3.2. Failure Mechanism
1.3.3. Main Elements of the Slope Dike
1.3.4. Superstructure

1.4. Considerations for Slope Dike Construction
1.5. Slope Dike Scale Models and Examples

1.5.1. Considerations for Slope Dike Construction
1.5.2. Examples of Slope Dikes

1.6. Vertical Dikes: General Aspects and Main Elements

1.6.1. General Aspects
1.6.2. Foundations for Vertical Dikes
1.6.3. Substructure of Vertical Dikes
1.6.4. Superstructure of Vertical Dikes

1.7. Classification of Vertical Dikes

1.7.1. Classification According to Type of Foundations
1.7.2. Classification According to Type of Caisson
1.7.3. Classification According to Energy Dissipation
1.7.4. Classification According to the Type of Ramparts
1.7.5. Mixed Type Vertical Dikes
1.7.6. Vertical Dikes of Cylindrical Geometry

1.8. Structural Stability and Wave-Structure Interaction in Vertical Dikes

1.8.1. Wave Actions
1.8.2. Reflection
1.8.3. Transmission
1.8.4. Rebase
1.8.5. Stability and Bearing Capacity of Foundations

1.9. Considerations for Slope Dike Construction
1.10. Examples of Vertical Dikes

1.10.1. Examples of Vertical Dikes

A comprehensive and multidisciplinary program that will allow you to excel in your career, following the latest advances in the field of Civil Engineering"