Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE) Certificate
What is the ELITE certificate?
It has become exceedingly important for practising engineers to be equally skilled in management and technical understanding. This is evidenced by the fact that several graduates of our undergraduate programs find themselves in leadership roles within five years.
To help engineering professionals enhance their leadership abilities within an engineering context, U of T Engineering offers a series of courses in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE). The first of its kind in Canada, the ELITE certificate is specifically designed for those engineers who wish to take on more of a leadership role in their work environments—whether by learning to better motivate teams, foster and manage innovation or by embracing global opportunities.
To graduate with the ELITE certificate, students must complete at least four of the courses listed below. These courses can also be integrated into existing MEng programs to enhance technical content and provide a complementary learning experience.
Who should take ELITE courses?
ELITE courses often appeal to recent engineering graduates who are looking to jumpstart their careers with further education. ELITE courses appeal equally to engineers who have worked in the field for years, and are looking for a way to enhance their technical knowledge and leadership skills in their current role. In all cases, those interested in pursuing either ELITE certificate or the MEng/ELITE degree must have graduated from an Engineering undergraduate program.
When are ELITE courses offered?
Scheduled with working professionals in mind, we offer a mix of evening and Saturday morning ELITE courses throughout the Fall and Winter terms.
We also offer an ELITE two-week intensive session in the summer. Course lectures take place between 9 am and noon for two weeks in May or August. It is generally expected that students will have time to work on assignments, readings and projects between lectures (i.e., afternoons and evenings). Submission due dates for major assignments or projects may extend beyond the 2 weeks of lectures. The final date to withdraw from the course is three days before the end date of the course.
Current ELITE Courses * This course follows a distinct and time-sensitive application process. Please visit the LOT Timetable links above for information from the Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow Program.
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