In this current era of technological advancement it is necessary that practicing engineers continually keep pace with the changes relevant to their area of interest in order that the public trust, legislated to them, is justified and maintained. Although the primary responsibility for this rests with the individual engineer there is a need for a structured means, other than existing graduate programmes, to abet this continuing educational process. The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, through its Continuing Engineering Studies Committee and with the endorsement of the Association of Professional Engineering and Geoscientists of Newfoundland (APEGN), has developed the following programmes of seminars and short courses for this purpose. These programmes are one means by which practicing engineers may maintain and improve their competence.

The content of each programme is formulated and prepared to reflect an anticipated need, or in response to a need expressed by the professional community. Information on each pending programme is advertised in the media and in selected professional and trade correspondence. Although the programmes are directed at practicing engineers other interested persons with equivalent background may participate. The Faculty, however, reserves the right to restrict participation as stipulated by specific admission requirements or as it otherwise deems appropriate or necessary. If response warrants, each programme (or some part thereof) is then presented in St. John's (on or off-campus), or in any other centre as required. Instruction is normally the responsibility of a team of university, industry, and government specialists selected for that programme. A participant's successful completion of each programme's requirements is recognized by the University in the form of a testamur, certificate, or diploma as designated to the particular programme.

Further information may be obtained through the office of the Director of Continuing Engineering Education.


A diploma programme is comprised of an integrated series of seminars, short courses and other study session directed at a specific subject area. A minimum of 250 hours of instruction, given within a two year period, is required. The core and elective courses comprising each programme normally have specific evaluation procedures and other requirements for successful completion.

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