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McMaster Certificate of Completion

The McMaster Certificate of Completion is a unique and innovative training and upskilling program for professionals, which delivers comprehensive, relevant, subject-focused courses in a 3-day, conference-style format. Directly developed from industry feedback, and with the exclusive participation of global industry experts, trainees learn and practice skills based on industry insights, case studies, and proven tools. Three training streams are offered, which address the main challenges faced by organizations in today's competitive economy.

Programs

Professionals like yourself need the latest knowledge, practical examples and tools in order to advance your organization. We understand that you don’t have weeks or month at a time to dedicate to each subject matter, but need to advance your knowledge. Our certificate courses have been designed by program leads who are industry specialists. 

Upcoming Courses for technical professionals

Professionals like yourself need the latest knowledge, practical examples and tools in order to advance your organization. We understand that you don’t have weeks or month at a time to dedicate to each subject matter, but need to advance your knowledge.

We work with businesses, organizations, and consultants seeking to re-skill and up-skill their employees and leaders to transition or scale their current operations, growth, and drive continuous improvement. Depending on the size and interests of organizations, the programs are suitable for professionals and managers/leaders from supervisors up to C-level.  

To emphasize a real-time, relevant, industry-first approach, participants will learn directly from expert instructors, leaders in industry, and from businesses and organizations currently enacting best practices, and the use the most relevant tools. You will gain foundational knowledge and apply it through case studies and practice immersive exercises alongside panelist discussions from numerous leaders in the private and public sectors.

We currently offer programs focused on sustainability, advanced manufacturing and industry operations leadership and management. Explore our course content under each below.

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Circular Economy (Online - Live)

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The circular economy is an emerging approach to product design, manufacturing process, and environmental management. This course will teach you the foundational circular economy principles, help you identify circular economy practices that would fit your organization, practical case studies of successful transitions, and practical circular economy tools that can be applied at different levels of organizational complexity and maturity.

What you will learn:

This course will teach you the foundational circular economy principles, help you identify circular economy practices that would fit your organization, investigate practical case studies of successful transitions to different circular economy models, and practical circular economy tools that can be applied at different levels of organizational complexity and maturity

Join the upcoming Circular Economy course in a virtual classroom format - October 27-29, 2021

 

Carbon Mitigation (Online - Live)

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Climate change strategies are an integral part of every organization and as professionals addressing the changing landscape of regulatory frameworks, stakeholder pressures, and economic drivers. This course will highlight the legislation landscape, provide practical case studies of successful transitions and technological examples, help you identify carbon mitigation practices that would fit your organization, and practical carbon mitigation prioritization tools that can be applied at different levels of organizational complexity and maturity.

What you will learn:

This course will highlight the legislation landscape, provide practical case studies of successful transitions and technological examples, help you identify carbon mitigation practices that would fit your organization, and practical carbon mitigation prioritization tools that can be applied at different levels of organizational complexity and maturity.

Join the upcoming Carbon Mitigation course in a virtual classroom format - September 22 - 24, 2021

 

Leading Transition (Online - Live)

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Canada’s transition to a circular, climate positive economy depends on courageous leaders from business, government and civil society. New competencies and innovative models of leadership are needed to solve the world’s biggest transition issues – climate change, resource depletion, social and ecological justice, technology and artificial intelligence. You will learn through active assessment of you own leadership and organizational needs mapped against established leadership models to strategize, map, and communicate an effective transitional strategy.

What you will learn:

This course will apply both an organizational development and personal leadership lens to explore the drivers of transition, opportunities to innovate and build competitiveness. Through active assessment, you will map your own leadership and organizational needs against established leadership models to strategize, plan, and communicate an effective transitional strategy.

Join the upcoming Leading Transition course in a virtual classroom format - February/March, 2021 (Date TBC)

Please see the course fee schedule for tuition details and available subsidies.

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You will be exposed to the information that will allow you to take the next steps in identifying circular economy opportunities for your organization. Although comprehensive, 3 days is not sufficient to cover all aspects of such a vast topic - as such, an online platform is available to all course participants to access before, during, and after the course completion with case studies, leadership examples, additional learning resources from other institutions, and practical tools that can be used within your organization.

Learn more on the learning hub

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Lead:

Greg Zilberbrant P. Eng, M. EPP, PhD (cand.), M. CSCE
e: zilberg@mcmaster.ca

 

 

The Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 - AMI4, professional certificate program is a different kind of learning program. AMI4 aims to deliver comprehensive, subject-focused courses in a 3-day, conference-style format. Each course is carefully developed and delivered by experts and people from the private and public sector working across various sectors in the AMI4 space.

By gaining foundational knowledge and applying it through case studies and practice exercises alongside talks from numerous leaders in the private and public sectors, participants are expected to take roles in leading and managing the transformation journey required to make their organization more efficient and competitive in the new digital age.

Courses

There are four courses being offered under the AMI4 program. Participants can pick and choose course of interest, or they can take all four. Courses are valued at $2000.00 + HST. Reduced pricing is available for partners and association members.

  • Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems - January 27-29, 2021
  • Big Data, AI and Cyber-Security - February 24-26, 2021
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Hybrid Engineering - Spring/Summer, 2021
  • Automation - Spring/Summer, 2021

Register

 

Discover tools and resources:

Learn more on the AMI4 learning hub

The Industry Operations Leadership & Management Program

McMaster University in collaboration with The Strong Link have launched The Industry Operations Leadership and Management (IOLM) Professional Certificate Program. The IOLM Program is an adaptable, modular, practical, applied program aimed at managers and supervisors in industry.

An industry-first driven approach will enable candidates to learn directly from leaders in industry as well as academic instructors, to derive relevant, real-world insights and capabilities to drive transition and scale of their own industry business units.

This McMaster University Professional Certificate Program will inform, educate, mentor, and practically assess critical competencies needed to transform, sustain, and scale industry 4.0 operations.

Tailored to Fit Your Needs

The IOLM Program is designed to be flexible and adaptable to meet specific individual & business needs. The Program consists of five Industry-specific certification courses.
 

Each course has a duration of three 6-hour sessions

IOLF 
Industry Operations Leadership Fundamentals

Nov 16, 23, 30,  2020

On the IOLF course, candidates will gain a strong understanding of the anatomy of high-performance teams and industry 4.0 business unit operations.

The course will focus on high-performance leadership, strategic alignment, communication, tactical execution, disruption management, and performance management. Candidates will be able to assess, define, and optimize current leadership and operations approaches.

Learn more on the course webpage

TPE
Tactical Planning & Execution

Jan 11, 18, 25, 2021

The TPE course will enable candidates with the first-hand knowledge needed to develop a high-performance industry team, and the competencies needed to execute efficiently within an industry operation.

The candidates will focus on intent-based leadership, team development, tactical level operations execution, performance & disruption management, and driving continuous improvement. Candidates will be equipped to drive high-performance tactical industry operations.

Learn more on the course webpage

IBUO
Industry Business Unit Operations 

Feb 08, 22, Mar 01, 2021

The IBUM course candidates will develop the operational competencies and industry-insights needed to maneuver, sustain, and efficiently execute and industry business unit (IBU).

Candidates will focus on understanding the anatomy of an IBU, supply chain management, the digitization of industry operations, key operational tools, project planning, change management, strategies to scale, as well as threat & disruption management. Candidates will be equipped to undertake and optimize Industry 4.0 Business Unit Operation.

Course webpage coming soon

ALS 
Advanced Leadership Skills

Mar 15, 22, 29, 2021

The ALS course is designed to solidify and elevate the leadership skills needed to develop, deploy, and drive high-performance teams.

Candidates will focus on cultivating a high-performance team culture, performance & change management, coaching & mentorship, conflict management, stakeholder buy in communication skills, and instructional technique. Candidates will be equipped with the skills needed to drive a high-performance industry team culture.

Course webpage coming soon

AOS
Advanced Operations Skills 

Apr 12, 19, 26, 2021

The AOM course will equip candidates with the competencies and strategies needed to scale industry 4.0 operations.

The course will focus on intent-based strategic execution, lean manufacturing techniques, sustainability, advanced project planning techniques, risk & financial management, cyber-security, forecasting & foreplanning, and auditing. Candidates will be able to assess, maneuver, and scale an industry business unit.

Course webpage coming soon

Take all 5 courses or one at a time

  • Each course awards a McMaster University Professional Certificate of Completion for each course under the IOLM Program.
  • Each course can be taken individually, and independently from each other to best train, equip, and develop your leadership team.
  • Members who complete all five certificate courses will be awarded a sixth certificate: The Industry Operations Leadership & Management Professional Certificate.

Program Lead

Ashan Corea

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Sustainable Infrastructure: Low-Impact Development & Climate Resilience (Online - Live)

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Adaptation to climate change requires the adoption of resilient, engineered green infrastructure to manage stormwater from a quantitative and qualitative perspective. This is of increasing importance for planners, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and construction professionals to ensure that the infrastructure designed today is adaptive to a changing climate.

What you will learn:

This immersive, conference-style Sustainable Infrastructure Program: Low-Impact Development and Climate Resilience, teaches the emerging approaches to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineered green infrastructure. In addition, the course focuses on design assessment, lifecycle costing, comparison to traditional stormwater infrastructure, inspection practices, and performance verification.

Join the upcoming Sustainable Infrastructure course in a virtual classroom format - September 2021 & March 2022 (Dates TBC)

 

Sustainable Infrastructure: Design & Engineering (Online - Live)

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Infrastructure refers to the broad set of systems that support our daily lives — from accessing reliable energy to accessing reliable communication; managing natural spaces to managing waste; moving people and goods to moving water — all of these systems support our society’s progress.

What you will learn:

This course teaches the emerging approach to infrastructure that considers both sustainability and climate resilience at every stage of design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the integrated systems that support society. The course focuses on every aspect of infrastructure including best practices in building materials, energy, water management, waste management, stakeholder engagement and restorative design. You will learn the concepts, applications, and best engineering practices to create sustainable, climate resilient infrastructure solutions that enhance the social, environmental, and economic well-being of the communities they serve.

Join the upcoming Sustainable Infrastructure course in a virtual classroom format - November 10-12, 2021 & January 19-21, 2022

Please see the course fee schedule for tuition details and available subsidies.

Learn more at the CSCE Hamilton Website

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Lead:

Greg Zilberbrant P. Eng, M. EPP, PhD (cand.), M. CSCE
e: zilberg@mcmaster.ca

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To find out more about McMaster Certificates of Completion offered by the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, contact us.

Email: inquiries.mcc@mcmaster.ca

About

Certificates of Completion programs are designed by industry experts with deep practical knowledge of the subjects.

The Certificate of Completion program operates at McMaster University through the W Booth School of Engineering, Practice and Technology. Located in beautiful west Hamilton, McMaster's main campus is bicycle and pedestrian friendly and easily accessed by municipal (HSR bus service) and GO Transit.

The Certificates of Completion Team

Meet the team working to offer the Certificates of Completion programs.

Florent Lefevre-Schlick
Program Manager
Certificates of Completion & Industrial Training Programs
Greg Zilberbrant
Program Lead
Circular Economy & Carbon Mitigation
Andy Simoneau
Program Lead
Advanced Manufacturing & Industry 4.0
Ashan Corea
Program Lead
Industrial Operations Leadership & Management
coreaa@mcmaster.ca
Nicole Vicentic
Marketing Outreach Coordinator
Certificates of Completion & Industrial Training Programs

Admissions

Participants should have a broad understanding of engineering or science principles at a college or university level.

Please contact the Program Lead if you have specific questions about background knowledge required to maximize your benefits from the program.