Professional Development

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's University offers graduate programs and certificates, training and professional development.

Graduate Diplomas

A Graduate Diploma may be a stand-alone credential or it may be part of a laddered set of programs leading to a master's degree. Admission to a Queen's GDip program requires an undergraduate degree as a prerequisite.

Social Performance Management in the Extractive Industries
Online courses offered from the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining.

Water and Human Health
Offered online through the Beaty Water Research Centre.

Professional development and corporate training is also offered through Queen's Mining Online.

NSERC CREATE Training Programs

The Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program is an initiative of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC). It is a research training program that was established with the goal of providing graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with a unique opportunity to:

  • collaborate with colleagues
  • enhance translational research skills
  • facilitate transition to the workforce
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NSERC CREATE programs provide for additional professional skills in targeted areas.

CONNECT! NSERC CREATE Program in Connective Tissue Regeneration/Therapy
The CONNECT Training Program provides a unique, enriched, and multidisciplinary training opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows that are in the process of developing novel, effective treatment approaches for soft connective tissue injuries.

Distributed Generation for Remote Communities
The NSERC CREATE Program in Distributed Generation for Remote Communities (DGRC) is the first program in Canada to train personnel to integrate clean energy technologies into distributed generation systems that work in the remote settings of Canada.

HMRC-CREATE Bone and Joint Health Technologies
The HMRC-CREATE program is designed to provide a generation of researchers who can greatly reduce the impact of bone and joint disease and injury on the loss of mobility in patients. HMRC-CREATE is hosted in the Human Mobility Research Centre at Queen's University and Kingston General Hospital.

Next Generation Optical Networks
The NSERC CREATE Next Generation Optical Networks (NGON) training program aims to provide a dramatically enriched postgraduate training experience in the area of next generation optical networks.

Systems Education in Water Assets Research and Development
The Centre for Water Resources Studies applies the research resources of Dalhousie University to address real problems in water resources that exist or are anticipated in Nova Scotia, the Atlantic region and beyond.

Other professional development resources at Queen's