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 Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEG-NL), 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.
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