Course Packages

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Students will receive two UBC Letters of Proficiency micro-credentials (one for each part of the course package). Micro-credentials may be exchangeable for credit at your home institution.

Students can demonstrate their knowledge with a sharable digital badge that includes details about the course to showcase their skills to colleagues and potential employers

Students will be issued with a proficiency summary to display their level of achievement with the course outcomes.

2024 Course packages

Who are course packages most suitable for?

Icons indicate disciplines course packages would be most suitable for, however, students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for packages they are most interested in if there are no specific eligibility requirements.

 = Arts  = Business  = Communications
= Engineering  = Health care   = Humanities 
 = Social Sciences = Sciences

package 1: Engineering | Communications

Designing the Future: Autonomous Vehicles, Automation and Robotics  

 

Discover the future of transportation in the 2024 Global Summer Program on Autonomous Vehicles, Automation, and Robotics. Delve into driverless technology, exploring sensors, perception, planning, control, and safety. Gain cutting-edge skills and be part of an innovation journey. Enroll now for a transformative learning experience and drive into the future of mobility! Learn about the technology used in smart manufacturing and get hands-on with industrial-grade production systems. You will learn how to design, implement, and test controller logic to automate common production tasks such as sorting, separating, quality assurance, part distribution, and assembly. These concepts are complimented with the technical communication skills needed to present your ideas to the innovation sector.

  1. Autonomous Vehicles and Robotics | School of Engineering
  2. Technical Communications | School of Engineering

Students applying for this course package must:

  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled in Engineering at a post-secondary institution.
  • Be at least 18 years of age on the first day of the program.
  • Submit an applicable UBC language proficiency test score or pass a spoken interview test via Zoom.

Package 2: Health | business

Leadership and Decision-Making in Health

 

Global healthcare leaders are challenged to make strategic decisions on diverse issues with varied regional impacts, such as maternal and child health, pandemics, food security, and climate change. To make effective decisions, they must be equipped with the knowledge and skills in both the global health and management fields.

This program uniquely combines the lessons from both fields. Students will gain a foundation for effective leadership within global health organizations. Courses focus on the social and structural determinants of health, teamwork and leadership skills, management of change, strategic management, project management, program assessment, and data-informed decision-making.

Global health concepts will be examined through the exploration of current contexts, including Canadian urban, rural and remote, and international communities. Each week students will focus on a different theme, integrating classroom learning with simulation and other experiential learning opportunities.

  1. Health and Wellness | Faculty of Health and Social Development
  2. Leadership and Data Analysis | Faculty of Management

Students applying for this course package must:

  • Be an undergraduate student at a post-secondary institution.
  • Be at least 18 years of age on the first day of the program.
  • Submit an applicable UBC language proficiency test score or pass a spoken interview test via Zoom.

Typical Schedule

Classes will take place each weekday, though may vary by program. An example of a typical schedule includes:

9 am –12 pm | Primary class
12 – 1:30 pm | Lunch break
1:30 – 3:30 pm | Secondary class
3:30 to 5 pm | Lab