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Mechanical Vibrations Certificate Program (100% Online)

This certificate program is 100% online. It consists of three modules, starting with an introduction to the basic concepts of vibration and what it is, understanding motion and what is normal. How to measure it, identify what is happening in a physical sense and the impact it has on structures.

What You Will Learn

  • The basics of what vibration is and what can cause it
  • The good and bad effects of vibration
  • About Newton’s Laws and the Law of Gravitation with regard to vibration
  • About different types of vibrations
  • Methods for problem solving
  • How to measure vibration
  • An understanding of what is really happening in a physical sense

Who Should Attend

This certificate is ideal for experienced mechanical engineers working on design of structures who would like to extend their understanding of how these respond to forces that are impressed upon them during their lifetime. This includes understanding of natural frequencies, resonance and why they should be avoided. Recent graduates who have an extended use of software for vibration related problems will also benefit from this course.

Course Content

This online certificate program consists of three modules. Live online sessions are every Thursday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Dates: TBA

Module I:  Introduction to Vibration (8 weeks)
June 7 - July 26, 2018

Module II: Single Degree of Freedom Systems and their Analysis (7 weeks)
October 11 - November 22, 2018

Module III: Two Degree of Freedom Systems and Vibration Applications (7 weeks)
January 24 - March 7, 2019


The fee for each module is $1195.00


Register and pay $3295 for the entire Certificate in advance and save $290! Please contact Gena Walsh, Registrar, at 902-494-6079, for discount.

Certificate Requirements

It is highly recommended that participants complete the three modules in sequential order. The certificate is awarded after the completion of the three modules, including all quizzes and final exams. This represents approximately 135 hours of training which includes online sessions, home study, assignments and exam preparation. Participants must attain a minimum of 65% for each module and an aggregate average of at least 75% in the program.

Required Textbook

Mechanical Vibration by Singiresu S. Rao, 6th Edition, Pearson Education, available at Amazon.


Tahir Rasul, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario, Canada. A mechanical design engineer with many years of experience in industries like Nuclear, Aerospace, Electronics and Academics. He has worked on design applications, product development, prototyping, investigations for cause of failure and consulted for structural integrity and FEA (finite element analyses). Findings from his PhD research on residual stress measurements were incorporated into the shot-peening specifications for the Aerospace Industry in UK.

While working for different organizations in Ontario (and Asia) he developed solutions to industry problems. Some very interesting ones being: development of a low-noise oil cooler for power generation, design and fabrication of a low pressure 300 ton hydraulic press for compressing an explosive material, research into a better cooled liquid light guide for microscopes, development of a dummy surface to air missile having same dynamic characteristics as the actual device and investigation into the vibration characteristics of liquid light guide stand.

During his teaching at Air University, Islamabad he taught many courses to under graduate and graduate classes. He used his students to develop, locally, mechanical engineering apparatus’ for the mechanics of materials and vibrations laboratories. During this time, he designed and fabricated a three axes of freedom gyroscope which could run at speeds of 7000+ rpm for demonstration purposes, keeping its rotation axis fixed in space for 45 seconds. In Mississauga he has visited schools and explained the difference between science and engineering to help students make informed decisions about the field that they would like to pursue for higher education.