Course Description

This course is 42 learning hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

The final course of the certificate focuses on engineering design and how to implement it, starting with preliminary designs and documentation which includes codes, standards, and procedures along with design and analysis. It then looks at design and documentation in more detail focusing on equipment index, data, specification sheets, and reliability and maintainability evaluation. The final two lessons investigate procurement, installation, commissioning, and project management.

Course Outline

Each week has a one-hour pre-recorded session with the instructor. There is a total of five hours of pre-recorded sessions in this course.

  • Week 1: Preliminary Engineering Design and Documentation
  • Week 2: Detailed Design and Documentation
  • Week 3: Procurement, Installation, and Commissioning
  • Week 4: Project Management

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of preliminary engineering design and documentation
  • Engineering design and documentation in more detail
  • Procurement, installation, and commissioning
  • The fundamentals of project management


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers.

The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of the minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Non-electrical engineers who would like to learn about electrical engineering (EE) in a condensed time frame and from a practical point of view
  • Those who would like to communicate effectively more effectively with EE personnel in a team environment
  • Those who want to move into the field of electrical engineering application

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Engineering Design and Implementation
Online - Self-Paced
Apr 01, 2022 to Mar 31, 2023
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
Reading List / Textbook
Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers
Authors: S. Bobby Rauf
Edition: 2nd
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: River Publishers
ISBN: 9781498799607
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