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Offering higher education leadership training – from China to Pakistan

Since 2012, the Centre has successfully developed and launched a five day programme held at the College for university leaders from all over China, funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education.  The programme provides a unique insight into various aspects of university management from a world-class university perspective, looking at professional best practice in specific areas.  These cover: Research strategy and management, Assurance of academic standards and quality, Curriculum development Translation and enterprise activities and Staff management.

We are extremely proud to have trained 175 university vice presidents from China and look forward to the next cohort attending, in November 2016.

New course….Metals and Energy Finance

We’re launching a brand-new, modular course in mining and energy finance.

This courses identifies and examines the investment opportunities offered across the extractive industry’s cycle, from exploration through evaluation, pre-production, development and production.  The course addresses the similarities of a range of mineral and petroleum projects while identifying their key differences.

Presented by: Professor Dennis Buchanan, Emiritus Professor of Mining Geology at Imperial College London. His successful past courses have included the long-standing ‘Introduction to Mining for Bankers’ and ‘Mineral Project Appraisal & Finance’.

If you would like further information, please contact or visit

Second Order Analysis & Design of Steel Structures

Calling all Engineers!! 

On the 20th July 2015, we will be running a BRAND NEW course – Second Order Analysis & Design of Steel Structures.  The director, Professor Leroy Gardner (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) described the course as “presenting a comprehensive treatment of the second order analysis and design of steel structures”.

Course participants will be provided with an overview of the provisions of Eurocode 3, an explanation of the various types of structural analysis and conventional design to Eurocode 3 will be covered. Emphasis will then be placed on advanced analysis and design techniques including the treatment of frame and member imperfections, second order P-∆ and P-δ effects and the interpretation of analysis results.

Make your own Android App course!

On Saturday the 15th of March 2015, we launched our ‘Introduction to Mobile Android Development’ course, right here at our South Kensington Campus.  The course was directed and taught by Imperial alumna and Google Engineer, Aga Madurska. Here she gives an account of the day and what future attendees can expect when it’s next run:

“Design, Code, Test, Repeat!  Saturday was a busy day – we ran our first course on Android development and introduced the participants to the basics of coding and building mobile apps. The main aim of the course was to make it clear that anyone, anywhere can create and publish an Android mobile application – it really isn’t that complicated and there are plenty of resources out there to help you.

Welcome to the Imperial CPD Blog!

The Imperial CPD Blog is a space for staff and prospective delegates to find out what we do, and to keep updated on our latest courses, activities and news.

If you are thinking about attending a CPD course to update your skills, refresh your knowledge or change your career path, then Imperial CPD is the place for you.  Because there are many courses on the market,  it’s hard to know which to attend to get the best value for money.  As a working professional, it can also be hard to fit studying into your busy schedule and this is why short courses from well-regarded institutions are in high demand.