Current Term

The September 2024 Term will run Tuesdays – Thursdays between September 10 and December 5, 2024. 

September 2024 TERM COURSE DELIVERY:       

  • All courses will be offered simultaneously In-Person and/or Live Webcast. Please note: from time to time delivery format can change upon the discretion of the planning committee. 
  • In-Person location: UBC Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 
  • Five courses will be offered this term:  each course is once a week for 2 hours in the evening.
  • Course start and end times are varied, please see course details below.
  • Courses are 13 consecutive weeks (12 – 2 hour lectures + 1 class for final exam/project); some courses will include a mid-term break.    

September 2024 Term Courses                                                                                                                    

  • E1 Masonry Design of Buildings 
    Course Coordinator: Svetlana Brzev                                                                                                                                                            Course date/time:  Wednesdays, September 11 – December 11, 2024 (5:30-7:30pm PST – ONLINE only)        
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  • E27 Seismic Isolation and Supplemental Energy Dissipation Design for New Buildings (NEW COURSE!)  
    Course Coordinator: John Sherstobitoff                                                                                                                                                  Course date/time:  Tuesdays, September 10 – December 3, 2024 (6:30-8:30pm PST)        
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  • C4-1  Introduction to Earthquake Engineering and Seismicity   
    Course Coordinator: Carlos Ventura                                                                                                                                                            Course date/time:  Thursdays, September 12- December 5, 2024 (6:30-8:30pm PST ONLINE only)        
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  • C12 Practical Design of Reinforced Concrete                                                                                                                                  Course Coordinator:  John Pao                                                                                                                                                                  Course date/time:  Tuesdays, September 10 – December 3, 2024 (4:00-6:00pm PST)    
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  • C54 Seismic Design of Bridges (NEW REVISED COURSE!)                                                                                                Course Coordinator:  Sepideh Ashtari                                                                                                                                                      Course date/time:  Thursdays, September 12- December 5, 2024 (4:00-6:00pm PST) 
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Individual Course Fees

      • Classroom: $500 + GST
      • Live Webcast: $700 + GST 

Course Registration is intended for individuals only and is not intended to be shared with anyone else other than the registrant.  If any student wishes to share any of the lectures with anyone else, please seek permission from the Program Administrator, Shannon Remillong at courses(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)  Special permission to share lectures may be evaluated and possibly granted depending on the circumstances presented to the Administrator.

For inquires about course registration fee subsidy: please contact Program Administrator, Shannon Remillong, at courses(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)   

Program Details:

The Certificates in Structural Engineering Program offers individual courses on a wide range of structural engineering topics.  An option for many practicing structural engineers is to successfully complete 12 courses (minimum of 6 Core courses + 6 Core and/or Elective courses with a passing grade of 68% or higher) over the duration of their career to attain a program completion certificate. Completing 12 courses is not mandatory, courses can be taken a la carte. There is no deadline to complete 12 courses for the program completion certificate.   

In addition to promoting the Certificates in Structural Engineering courses, we also welcome auditing of courses:

      • Credit: Take a course with the goal of obtaining a final grade of 68% of higher, a Certificate in Structural Engineering will be provided.
      • Audit: Take a course to expand your knowledge, without an evaluation of assignments or exams. Letter of audit will be provided. 


      • SEABC Members: $50 per course reduction in tuition.
      • “Early Bird” registration: $50 per course reduction in tuition for online registrations received and mail-in registration postmarked on or by Friday, August 16, 2024.


Register on the Certificate Program website (powered by Class-Bit).  Pay by credit card (PayPal) or Cheque.  

REGISTRATION OPENS:  Monday, July 8, 2024 

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Important Dates

      • Registration open: Monday, July 8, 2024.  
      • Early-bird deadline: Friday, August 16, 2024.
      • Registration will remain open until Tuesday, September 10, 2024.
      • First lecture: week of September 10, 2024.
      • Last lecture: week of December 5, 2024.
      • Withdrawal Deadline: Monday, September 23, 2024 ($75 administration fee will be applied to refund of course registration fee).  

Student Code of Conduct

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Please address questions on courses and registration to the Certificate Program Executive Assistant,  Shannon Remillong: courses(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

Course Notes and Recordings

Students that are enrolled for the current term can access course notes and course lecture recordings in the Open the Certificate Program website  (powered by Class-Bit) for up to six months from last day of the course.   

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