FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

CONTINUING ENGINEERING STUDIES

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 programs, 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 programs of seminars and short courses for this purpose. These programs are one means by which practicing engineers may maintain and improve their competence.

The content of each program is formulated and prepared to reflect an anticipated need, or in response to a need expressed by the professional community. Information on each pending program is advertised in the media and in selected professional and trade correspondence. Although the programs 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 program (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 program. A participant's successful completion of each program's requirements is recognized by the University in the form of a testamur, certificate, or diploma as designated to the particular program.

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

DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

EXEMPTIONS AND EQUIVALENT CREDIT

SUBSTITUTE COURSES

FORMAT

EVALUATION

FACULTY

PERIOD OF STUDY

TESTAMUR PROGRAMS

PROGRAM CANCELLATION

LIST OF COURSES


DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

A diploma program comprises an integrated series of seminars, short courses and other study session directed at a specific subject area.

A diploma program consists of a minimum of seven courses plus a project course. The program of instruction is comprised of three components: a core component consisting of a minimum of three courses, an elective component consisting of a minimum of four courses, in addition to a project course. The project course usually has weight to that of two regular courses. The program normally requires a minimum of three terms to complete.

The Continuing Engineering Education Committee, on behalf of Faculty Council, determines the courses that constitute a diploma program from the list of courses given at the end of this section. The Committee can also choose other available University courses to be included in a diploma program.

The following is a list of diploma programs offered by the Faculty:

Diploma in Advanced Studies in Civil, Electrical and Computer, Mechanical and Ocean Engineering

Diploma in Advanced Studies in Environmental Engineering and Applied Science

Diploma in Advanced Studies in Safety, Risk and Integrity Engineering

Diploma in Engineering Management

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

A certificate program comprises an integrated series of seminars, short courses and other study sessions directed at a specific subject area. A minimum of six courses plus a project is required. Each certificate program is comprised of three components: a core component consisting of a minimum of three courses, an elective component consisting of at least three courses and a project course. The project course usually has the same weight as a regular course.

The Continuing Engineering Education Committee, on behalf of Faculty Council, selects the list of courses, which constitutes a certificate program from the list of courses given at the end of this section. The Committee can also choose other available University courses to be included in a diploma program. Currently, the Faculty offers a certificate program in Electrical Maintenance for Engineers. The program normally requires a minimum of two terms to complete.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

The diploma and certificate programs are the responsibility of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and are intended for professional engineers. Applications for admission should be made to the program on appropriate forms available from Continuing Engineering Education, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Entry to the program is not normally restricted to any particular time of year, rather completed applications are judged by an Admissions Committee as soon as possible after they reach the CEE office. To ensure that applications are processed as quickly as possible, applicants should provide complete documentation and transcripts with the application form.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Normal entrance requirement is one of the following:

a) Membership in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland (APEGN).

b) A Bachelor of Engineering degree from a recognized university, and three years experience in engineering work.

Individuals who do not possess the qualifications listed above may be admitted to the certificate or diploma program if they can satisfy the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science that they have qualifications and experience which ensure a reasonable chance of success in the program.

EXEMPTIONS AND EQUIVALENT CREDIT

A student who has taken previous technical courses which have not been applied for previous credit may be exempted from taking similar courses in a Diploma Program, up to a maximum of two courses. Normally courses taken within the past two years and for which the student's work was formally evaluated will be considered for exemption. Exemption for courses taken more than two years in the past may be granted by the Admissions Committee.

Students requesting exemptions should apply in writing to the Director of Continuing Engineering Education, with supporting documentation about the course(s) they hope to use for substitute(s). Documentation must include an official course outline or calendar description and a transcript of the grade(s) obtained.

SUBSTITUTE COURSES

Where a course in a Diploma Program has had to be cancelled, registrants to this course may be allowed to attend a similar course which may be offered as part of some other program at the University, should space permit. They will receive credit for the substitute course towards their diploma.

Students requesting credit for substitute courses should apply in writing to CEE prior to taking the course with an official outline or calendar description of the course(s) they wish to substitute.

FORMAT

The format of the courses offered as part of this program will be varied. In addition to the normal lecture-type courses offered at evening sessions, there may be day seminars, and short intense courses running a week or more. The format for courses offered in any semester will be announced by CEE prior to the beginning of that semester.

EVALUATION

Each course in the diploma program will contain an evaluation procedure established by the instructor for that course. A mark of 60% must be achieved in each course taken in order to obtain credit.

FACULTY

Most courses are offered by a team of instructors drawn from the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, other faculties, and specialists from industry.

PERIOD OF STUDY

Normally a student will complete the Diploma Program in two years. If he/she cannot complete it in two years, the student may apply to the Diploma Committee for an extension, which may be granted for one year. A maximum of three extensions may be granted. This means that the total extended period including the normal time of two years will not exceed five years.

TESTAMUR PROGRAMS

A testamur program is normally a single course, seminar, symposium, or other study session directed at a specific subject area and which is presented over a one to four day period. Normally there are no evaluation procedures applied to these programs.

Specific testamur programs are not listed in the Calendar. Brochures containing information on the subject matter, fees, dates, places, and registration are distributed through an extensive mailing list, and advertised in the media and selected trade and professional correspondence. A registration form is contained in each brochure or is available from the Director of Continuing Engineering Education.

PROGRAM CANCELLATION

The Faculty reserves the right to postpone or cancel any program, in whole or in part, due to insufficient advance registration or for any other reason it deems appropriate. Any fees paid in advance will be returned subject to the terms and conditions on the registration form.

LIST OF COURSES

ENGC 9000. Basic Safety, Reliability, Risk Concepts and Legislation

ENGC 9001. Statistical Quality Control and Design of Industrial Experiments

ENGC 9002. Uncertainty, Risk and Reliability Analysis for Engineers

ENGC 9003. Risk and Decision Analysis Applied to Engineering Systems

ENGC 9004. Advanced Reliability and Risk Analysis

ENGC 9007. Corrosion Engineering

ENGC 9008. Fire and Explosion Engineering

ENGC 9009. Introduction to Petroleum Technology

ENGC 9010. Introduction to Sub-Sea Technology

ENGC 9011. Introduction to Drilling Technology

ENGC 9012. Reliability of Software, Safety Critical Electrical/Electronic Systems

ENGC 9013. Reliability of Structural Systems

ENGC 9014. Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

ENGC 9015. Introduction to Environmental Engineering

ENGC 9017. Environmental Risk Analysis

ENGC 9018. Overview and Introduction to Ergonomics

ENGC 9019. Introduction to Occupational Medicine

ENGC 9020. Introduction to Occupational Hygiene

ENVSCI/ENG 6002. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology

ENGC 9500. Technical Communications

ENGC 9512. Project Planning and Management

ENGC 9600. Project Course for Diploma Programs

ENGC 9612. Waste Management

ENGC 9614. Municipal Solid Waste Management

ENGC 9620. Environmental Sampling and Analysis I

ENGC 9621. Introduction to Environmental Statistics

ENGC 9622. Environmental Management System

ENGC 9624. Computer Applications in Environmental Science and Engineering

ENGC 9625. Environmental Sampling and Analysis II

ENGC 9630. Air Pollution

ENGC 9800. Project Course for Certificate Programs

ENGC 9810. Computer Applications I for Certificate Programs

ENGC 9812. Computer Applications II for Certificate Programs

ENGC 9820. Electric Machines and Power Electronics

ENGC 9822. Electrical Power Systems Analysis and Design

ENGC 9825. Electrical Equipment and Standards


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