Harbour Engineering

Online /
Oct 2 - 4, 2023 /
Course Code: 14-1044-ONL23

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand harbour engineering and apply your knowledge in planning small and commercial harbours and solving problems of waves overtopping due to climate change.
  • Access the design of the main breakwater and gravity quay wall.

Harbour engineering deals with the planning of different harbour types and the structural design of the harbour elements. Planning includes: breakwaters alignment, specifications of the navigation channel, entrance, water area, and land area.

Participants are expected to understand the fundamentals and be able to design the main harbour elements, breakwater, and gravity quay wall.

Course Outline

  • Wave force on the vertical breakwater.
  • Types of harbours and their characteristics.
  • Planning of various types of harbours.
  • Design of main and secondary breakwaters.
  • Design of gravity berthing wall.
  • Study cases and effect of climate change on harbour safety.

Who Should Attend

Civil engineers and Architects • Contractors • Government Officials • People working in the tourism and fishing industry • Harbour authorities and marine personnel.

Special Features and Requirements
Participants are not required to have previous knowledge of harbour engineering. Civil engineers may review their elementary soil mechanics course.

More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day 1

Welcome - Introduction


  • Components of the harbour.
  • Harbour types and configuration.
  • Commercial harbour.
  • Small harbour (Fishing, tourism, military)

Harbour planning

  • Navigation channel
  • Entrance
  • Water area
  • Breakwaters
  • Land area
  • Berthing structures
  • Solving problems

Day 2


  • Types of breakwaters
  • Design of rouble mound breakwater
  • Design of wall breakwater
  • Design of mixed breakwater
  • Solving problems

Day 3

Berthing Structures

  • Types of berthing (quay wall) structures
  • Design of gravity quay wall
  • Design of plain concrete quay wall
  • Berthing accessories
  • Example and problem-solving


Bahaa El-Sharnouby, Ph.D.

Dr. Bahaa Elsharnouby is the CEO and founder of TEO Consultant.

Professor Bahaa Elsharnouby has 42 years of practical experience in marine lecturing, supervision, marine design, coastal engineering research, and geotechnical analysis. He has 51 publications, 8 years of membership in the Scientific Committees for Promoting Candidates to obtain Professor and Associate Professor Titles and 22 years of professing marine and geotechnics postgraduate candidates.

He has three years as transportation department Head in the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, 35 years . He touched most of the marine projects in Egypt and 30 years of Presidential the Technical Engineering office.

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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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