Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About Our Courses

Our courses are taught by leading research active academics and experts from engineering companies and government agencies. They are:

Many of the courses address serious skill shortages.

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering is one of the largest groups in the UK to work at the interface between the built and natural environments. We are well placed to offer training in:

Understanding the pressure on industry, we have designed our courses so that you will typically only be away from the workplace for one to five days. Training can be delivered in house, and we have the expertise and flexibility to develop new, tailored courses, responding to the needs of our clients.


As a graduate, you may be:

We provide relevant learning activities to help you progress in your career.

Professional organisations such as CIWEM, CIHT, and the Geological Society have accredited some of our courses. Others are also delivered to our MSc students. The Joint Board of Moderators have accredited our MSc Programmes. Courses meet the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC.


You can attend any of courses without taking formal assessment, and receive a Certificate of Attendance.

However, many of our courses are also taken by our MSc students. For these courses, you may have the option to:

If you then register for a postgraduate qualification, these credits may be accepted as Accredited Prior Learning (APL).

You can study the courses most suited to your work whilst at the same time building credit towards a postgraduate qualification.

Who Should Attend?

Our CPD courses give you an excellent opportunity to extend or update your knowledge and learn new skills.

People from many organisations and at different stages in their careers attend our courses. Some attendees are from the UK. Others are from overseas. We regularly welcome delegates not only from Europe, but also from other continents. The courses are a great way to network with students, researchers, and qualified and experienced engineers.

Many of our courses are also delivered on the Faculty's Masters programmes, so you will be attending alongside full and part time students. This provides a rich learning environment, where theoretical understanding and research-led teaching meets with real world perspectives from CPD delegates, who often generate interesting and challenging debates based on their working experience.