Advanced Online Certificates

Professional Development offers Advanced Online Certificates to help you develop new skills, gain practical knowledge, and advance your career. These multi-week online certificates will give you an advantage in a highly competitive job market. Find out more below, including how to register for an Advanced Online Certificate today.


Data Science Certificate

Organizations today need professionals who can extract and analyze extremely large amounts of data - Big Data - and present useful insights to business leaders. If you're one of them, or would like to be, this certificate is for you. You'll come away with the kind of deep analytical skills and abilities that organizations and recruiters value.

NEXT START DATE(S) for Data Science 1: Foundations of Data Science course: September 27th (will be available for registration early Summer 2021.)
NEXT START DATE(S) for Data Science 2: Statistics for Data Science course: September 27th (will be available for registration early Summer 2021.)
NEXT START DATE(S) for Data Science 3: Big Data Management Systems and Tools course: September 27th (will be available for registration early Summer 2021.)
NEXT START DATE(S) for Data Science 4: Machine Learning: September 27th (will be available for registration early Summer 2021.)

PRICE per course: $995 CAD (+ applicable taxes)

The Data Science Certificate is offered in partnership with the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies. Courses may be taken online through Professional Development at the University of Waterloo or in-person with the University of Toronto. Learners may choose to complete some or all 4 courses at each institution. Those choosing to complete one or more courses with the University of Waterloo will earn a joint University of Toronto SCS and University of Waterloo PD certificate.

Note: To increase the security and protection of your uWaterloo account you will be required to enrol in the University's 2 Factor Authentication service (2FA) to gain access to our online learning management system - LEARN. https://uwaterloo.ca/two-factor-authentication/.

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Applied Creativity at Work Certificate

A Certificate in Strategic Design for Engineers, Product Designers/Managers and Advanced Manufacturing Professionals

This advanced certificate will set you apart from others in your field with new design knowledge. You will learn to think beyond rule-based design thinking, expanding your ability to think creatively and to tackle tough problems in a strategic way.

NEXT START DATE(S) for Advanced Design Engineering: coming in Fall 2021
NEXT START DATE(S) for Advanced Design Engineering - Design Project 1: TBD
NEXT START DATE(S) for Advanced Design Engineering - Design Project 2: TBD

PRICE per course: $2,250 CAD (+ applicable taxes)

To express interest in the Advanced Design Engineering course starting on September 8, 2020, please email makeithappen@uwaterloo.ca before September 14, 2020. Enter “Applied Creativity at Work” in the subject line of the email, include your full name, your educational credentials, and attach your resume and a portfolio (examples of design work) of your work in PDF format.

Note: To increase the security and protection of your uWaterloo account you will be required to enrol in the University's 2 Factor Authentication service (2FA) to gain access to our online learning management system - LEARN. https://uwaterloo.ca/two-factor-authentication/.

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