Course Details

The course is jointly taught by 7 industrial specialists from Richter, Crouch Waterfall, RDG, BBA and Herrenknecht etc. It provides a broad coverage of temporary works, including:

  • Introduction, processes and underlying engineering;
  • Falsework, formwork, scaffolding & hoardings;
  • Geotechnical;
  • Underground;
  • Marine;
  • Moving, lifting & bridges.

The course is part of our full-time MSc programmes for Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering, and is also available for external professional learners to take as a standalone CPD module.

The CPD learners will have full access of the module contents in the same way as the fulltime students. Swansea University will issue a CPD certificate to each external student at the end of the course.

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Course Level

Standalone CPD course, with CPD certificate from Swansea University.

Who Should Attend?

Professional engineers who are interested and require training in temporary works.


First week in October.


It is delivered over a period of 11 weeks, with a 2-hour lecture/discussion class each week. For the first six weeks, there is a 2-hour lecture class each covering one topic from the above list. For the last five weeks, there is a 2-hour group discussion each week, where students ask questions or discuss the group projects with the lecturer. All lectures and group discussions will be live delivered with a video link, and they will all be recorded to allow offline access.


CPD students do not get assessed/examined, but they need to participate into all course elements and demonstrate a full engagement by completing the online quiz tests and attending the group project discussions as project mentors. We have found the pairing of full-time MSc students and professional learners in the group projects presents valuable benefits to both sides.




The course is delivered at Swansea University Bay Campus. For CPD students, the course can be taken remotely through online lectures.

How to Apply

Please contact Prof. Chenfeng Li ( for instruction and qualification checks.


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Chenfeng Li, Professor of Civil Engineering

Non-executive Director, Temporary Works Forum