Course Packages

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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: Engineering | Communications

Engineering for Crisis: User-Centred Design for Real-World Issues

 

Discover innovative ways to combat real world issues like the increase in wild fire through engineering principles of user-centered design, CAD and CAM programs and manufacturing. In this hands-on and practical application course, students will utilize programs like Solidworks and tools like 3D printing to create prototypes that provide functional solutions to modern day problems. These concepts are complimented with the technical communication skills needed to present your ideas to the innovation sector.

  1. User-Centered Design, CAD/CAM & Manufacturing | 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 3: Health | business

Leadership and Decision-Making in Health

 

Leaders in health care continue to be called upon to respond to inherently global health issues. Future leaders in healthcare organizations must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to make strategic and evidence-informed decisions.

This program aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to be effective leaders within global healthcare organizations. Courses will focus on core concepts related to teamwork and leadership skills, management of change, strategic management, project management, program assessment, and data-informed decision-making.

 

These key global health concepts will be examined through the exploration of current exemplars in varied contexts, from Canadian urban, rural and remote communities to international communities. Participants will focus on a different theme each week that is designed to be a combination of classroom learning, 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.

Package 4: Sociology | Health

Sociology of Sport and Social Change

 

Examine the intimate connection between sport and society by reviewing and discussing various sociological perspectives. The course focuses on the issues, places and identities sport conveys and covers social issues including racism, gender, masculinity, representation, identity, globalization and sporting icons. The complementary curriculum will demonstrate how appropriately structured sport can lead to the development of essential life skills and positive youth development, focusing on learning and practice of mental performance skills and their transfer beyond sport, positive youth development through sport and working with the community to implement sport programming to address social vulnerability.

  1. Sociology of Sports | Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  2. Human Kinetics | Faculty of Health and Social Development

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.

Package 5: Psychology | Communications

Psychology of Humour and Intercultural Communication: Laughing Across Borders

 

This course package blends the psychology of humour and intercultural communication, focusing on the cognitive, social and biological perspectives of humour and comedy and places them within the context of intercultural communication. Concepts are investigated within real life contexts and applied using a variety of self-reflective techniques.

  1. Psychology of Humor | Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  2. Intercultural Communication | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

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