After eight previous successful offerings and more than 10,000 participants worldwide, Engineers Canada and Polytechnique Montréal have opened registration for a ninth offering of their free online course, Sustainability in Practice. Register here.  

This ninth edition has been updated and improved with two new case studies from the green building sector, and updated climate change and other sustainability data.  

The massive open online course is offered in both English and French and uses real-life case studies from across Canada to demonstrate the practical application of Engineers Canada’s 10 principles of sustainable development and environmental stewardship for engineers. The course is completed entirely online and can be completed at each participant’s own pace.  

“This course exceeded my expectations, and I genuinely feel that I can take the knowledge gained here and immediately apply it,” said Steve Jones-Duch of Regina, SK, who took a previous edition of the course.

Flavia Visentin of Montreal, QC, added “The case studies were very interesting, and helped grasp the concept of sustainable development as applied in reality.”

Participants of the first eight editions of the course have been engineers and non-engineers alike, and have worked in consulting engineering, government, education, construction, manufacturing, education, oil and gas, renewable resources, utilities, mining, and non-governmental organizations.  

April Waddell of Ottawa, ON, noted that “As a consulting engineer, I found many useful examples where I can help make a difference in my own work.”

After all eight previous editions of the course, an overwhelming majority of participants have attested to the high quality of the training content and agreed that what they learned would be useful to them in their professional and personal life. More than 95 per cent of participants have said that they would recommend the course to a colleague or friend.  

“The course content is very rich and complemented by very useful links. The instructors apply a multidisciplinary approach, and their messages are clear and well structured,” said Fatima Gharib, of Casablanca, Morrocco.  

The ninth edition of Sustainability in Practice begins April 3, 2024. Participants have until May 31, 2024, to complete the course at their own pace. Registration closes on April 26, 2024. An optional Certificate of Completion is available following successful completion of the course at a cost of $75 US.

Register today for Sustainability in Practice on the edX website.