Engineering Microprograms

Expand your career opportunities: Distinguish yourself in artificial intelligence or cybersecurity by enrolling in a graduate-level microprogram.

 

Offered online, these two new microprograms allow you to complete courses in the comfort of your home, when it suits your schedule best.

Graduate-level microprograms offer:

  • The flexibility of completing the program online, from the comfort of your home or office.
  • A privileged access to a network of experts in the field.
  • A gateway into further graduate studies: the credits earned in one microprogram are stackable and can be applied to master’s programs, giving you a head start.
  • An enhanced academic profile: you receive a certificate upon completion of program.
     

These micro-credential programs are for:

  • Graduate students (add a microprogram to their program of study)
  • Undergraduate students (complete a graduate microprogram as part of their undergraduate degree)
  • Anyone who works in a related field and is interested in acquiring skills and knowledge (qualify as a special student taking these courses for personal interest without completing a full graduate program)

Microprogram in Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence

The Microprogram in Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence will enable you to:

  • Deepen your knowledge in machine learning and data science while reflecting on the ethical and societal implications of AI.
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of machine learning.
  • Learn about current advances in application areas such as engineering, science, health, business, and education.
  • Acquire new skills for professional and career enhancement purposes, notably when acting as knowledge translators.

Enrolling in this microprogram is ideal for students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in acquiring knowledge around the scope and limitations of AI.


Overview of Microprogram in Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence

  • Application deadline: January 4, 2022
  • Start date: Winter 2022
  • Courses: IAI 5120 (Essential Concepts in Data Science), IAI 5130 (Ethical, Societal and Legal Aspects of Artificial Intelligence), and 3 course units from either IAI 5100 (Foundations and Applications of Machine Learning) or IAI 5101 (Foundations of Machine Learning for Scientists and Engineers).
  • Duration: Total of nine credits (three courses) that could be applied toward certain master programs. 36 hours per course.
  • Flexible delivery: online and asynchronous
  • Language: courses taught in English only
  • Admission requirements: Admission requirement depends on your student status. Visit the course catalogue for prerequisite details.

Microprogram in Cybersecurity

The Microprogram in Cybersecurity will enable you to:

  • Deepen your knowledge in secure code development, applied cryptography, security awareness, security awareness, cyberprotection and more.
  • Understand the design of security systems and their components, as well as security policies, mechanisms, user authentication, applied encryption and devices for security analysis.
  • Learn about secure communication, and cryptography’s application to e-commerce.
  • Acquire new skills for professional and career enhancement purposes.

Enrolling in this microprogram is ideal for students who wish to acquire quickly a general in-depth knowledge about cybersecurity.


Overview of Microprogram in Cybersecurity

  • Application deadline: January 4, 2022
  • Start date: Winter 2022
  • Courses: SEC 5100 (Fundamentals of Cybersecurity), SEC 5101 (Fundamentals of Cryptography) and one course from a list of specialized courses in cybersecurity (PDF, 102 KB).
  • Duration: Total of nine credits that could be applied toward certain master programs. 36 hours per course.
  • Flexible delivery: online and asynchronous
  • Language: courses taught in English only
  • Admission requirements: Admission requirement depends on your student status. Visit the course catalogue for prerequisite details.
 

To request admission

To apply to either of these microprograms, send an email to the Graduate Studies Office at the Faculty of Engineering and include the following documents:

  • CV
  • Copies of transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions you have attended
  • Short statement of intent stating your reasons for wanting to take this microprogram (maximum 200 words)
  • For the Microprogram in Interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence, you must also include this self-declaration of prerequisites form (PDF, 82 KB).
     

Submit your admission request

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