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Solve Complex Problems and Maintain Vital Systems

Civil engineers and other technical professionals help design and build infrastructure systems and facilities for government agencies and private sector firms. Since infrastructure usually involves a significant initial investment and is expected to have an extended useful life, it is essential that the design accounts for construction, operation and maintenance. If you're a technical professional who is involved in water supply and wastewater systems, as well as roads, bridges, railroads, ports and airports, attend a continuing engineering education short course offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our short courses on infrastructure systems and facilities offer practical, usable knowledge that is presented by experienced practitioners. All our courses are approved for Professional Engineering continuing education hours.

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Environmental Management

Solid waste collection and disposal pose significant environmental and economic challenges to our communities. Learn how to overcome these challenges with a course from UW-Madison, a recognized leader in providing continuing education courses that teach professionals how to use current best practices for the design, operation and maintenance of successful sanitary landfills.

Geotechnical & Coastal

Understand the basics of soil behavior and the key concepts in applied soil engineering, which are essential to the effective design and rehabilitation of engineered infrastructure including foundations, slopes, excavations, engineered fills and embankments, retaining structures, shoreline armoring/protection, and coastal infrastructure. You can also learn how waves, water, and ice dynamics impact the design and construction of shoreline infrastructure, including ports, harbors and marinas. Enroll in a course from UW-Madison today.

Infrastructure Management

The infrastructure systems that are the backbone of our communities also comprise a community's largest dollar investment. To serve the needs of a community, these investments need to be protected by properly managing infrastructure design, construction, operation and maintenance. UW-Madison’s courses are designed for public works managers, engineers, planners and financial professionals with an understanding of the engineering principles for water supply, wastewater treatment, streets and pavements, sewers and stormwater systems that is the basis for the effective management of these physical assets. Enroll now.


UW-Madison professional development short courses provide objective information and practical solutions to help you work more effectively to design, construct, operate and maintain streets, highways, bridges, and railroads. Our instructors have the experience to understand your problems and the technical expertise to provide you with practical and cost effective solutions. All our courses are approved for Professional Engineering continuing education hours.


Water professionals are responsible for protecting and improving the quality and quantity of water resources in our communities. Enroll now in a course from UW-Madison, specially designed for professionals engaged in the design, operation and maintenance of public water supplies, wastewater collection and treatment systems, stormwater management programs and flood control systems. All our courses are approved for Professional Engineering Continuing Education credit.  

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