Part-time, online Next-Generation Transportation Certificate

Program details

Format Part-time, online
Schedule Each course runs for 12 weeks. Courses can be accessed at your convenience via Canvas, our online course management system. 
Duration  19 months (no classes May to August 2017; no classes May to August 2018)
Upcoming term October 2, 2017–April 14, 2019
Courses There are four required courses.
Learning materials

Most course materials will be available online. We will send you information about online access on the first day of the course.

Tuition $4,950 if you pay by September 5, 2017.
$5,500 after September 5.
$1,375 per course if you pay for one course at a time.

Students must have their own computer, Internet connection and headset.

Please note that we do not hold spaces for cohort students. To guarantee your seat in courses, we require payment.

Application fee $75 (non-refundable
Application deadline September 22, 2017

Start with a course

If you’re not ready for a program, we invite you to start with the first course, Next-Generation Cities and Transportation, which begins October 2. It's useful on its own or as a foundation for the rest of the program. After completing the course, you'll have the option of applying to the program and finishing the certificate.

Study online with other professionals

Flexible scheduling

The curriculum is designed to meet the scheduling needs of a working professional. Your course materials will be available 24/7, and assignment deadlines are posted well in advance, allowing you to set your own pace for learning.

Interactive environment

Studying online doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on interaction with others. You will work through the transportation certificate with a cohort—a group of peers from different geographic and professional backgrounds who share their experience and ideas. Your instructors are leading industry professionals, and we regularly bring in guest experts to share their expertise. You’ll interact regularly through discussion forums and live chats. Additionally, you may always contact your instructor through Canvas, our learning management system.

Coursework: What to expect

Learn hands-on

Coursework reflects and builds upon the real-world experience that everyone brings to the program. The workload varies with each course, but you should be prepared to spend about six to eight hours a week on coursework, which will include reading, assignments and supplementary activities such as watching assigned videos. This also includes weekly text-based discussions, during which you’ll post replies to written questions, and then respond to your classmates.

Work at your own pace

You will typically set your own coursework hours, working through 12 course modules a week at a time and following assignment timelines. Each course includes between five and seven 90-minute live audio chats, during which we will ask you to meet online with your class at a specific time. We recognize, however, that you have many competing responsibilities, so participation in these synchronous meetings is not a required part of the program. We will record all of these chats so that you can review them later.

English language requirements

To meet the demands of the program, you should have an advanced level of spoken and written English.

Technical requirements

You’ll access the courses through Canvas, our learning management system, which is available through the SFU website. Canvas is extremely user-friendly—even if you’ve never studied online before. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and a headset. Additionally, we’re always here to help if you have questions.

You may log into Canvas beginning on the first day of each course. For a list of Canvas-supported operating systems and web browsers, visit our supported web browsers page.

To learn more about Canvas, visit the SFU Canvas Student Guide.

Evaluation and graduation

Evaluation methods vary, but you will receive a final letter grade (A to F) at the end of each course. To receive the Next-Generation Transportation Certificate, complete and pass all four required courses.