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Coastal Structures

COURSE NO: S05-016
COURSE PROVIDER: Robert Steelhammer, P.E.
Coastal Structures
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides basic information on coastal protection measures that can be taken to protect from storms as well as beach erosion.


Coastal structures are used in coastal defense schemes with the objective of preventing shoreline erosion and flooding of the hinterland. Other objectives include sheltering of harbor basins and harbor entrances against waves, stabilization of navigation channels at inlets, and protection of water intakes and outfalls. There are various types and applications of coastal structures and they are often present around ports, such as Galveston, which is located close to refineries in Texas City.  Galveston and Texas City can represent typical ports in the United States.


This 5 PDH online course is applicable to civil, mechanical, and control systems engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility operators who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the development and use of coastal structures and coastal engineering.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the types of seawalls built as protection from storm surge
  • Familiarizing with the failure modes of typical coastal structures
  • Gaining a general overview on typical cross sections and layouts of coastal structures
  • Learning about the types and functions of breakwaters
  • Understanding the function of sea dikes and jetties and groins
  • Exploring main types of concrete armor units
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "Coastal Structures”, which is based on Part VI Chapter 2 of the Army Corps of Engineers document “Types and Functions of Coastal Structures”, publication number EM 1110-2-1100.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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