Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education & Practice (ISTEP)

ISTEP is U of T Engineering's leader in innovative engineering education

ISTEP is U of T Engineering's newest extra-departmental unit and the first institute of its kind in Canada. Bringing together the strengths of several U of T Engineering programs in leadership, technical communication and entrepreneurship, ISTEP is an innovator and leader in pedagogical innovation and transdisciplinary engineering education. Located in the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, ISTEP provides an academic home for leading experts in: 

  • Engineering Business Minor

    The Engineering Business Minor is a collaborative effort between U of T Engineering and the Rotman School of Management, designed specifically for engineering students interested in learning more about the business dimension of engineering.

  • Engineering Communication Program (ECP)

    ECP is a hub for teaching, research and professional communication in engineering best practices. 

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Small Business

    The Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Small Business prepares engineering students to lead in complex and changing business environments by developing their entrepreneurial talents.

  • Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education (EngEd)

    The EngEd is an interdisciplinary initiative designed for students within home programs in engineering or education who are interested in pursuing courses and research in engineering education.

  • Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (Troost ILead)

    Troost ILead prepares students to maximize their impact as engineers, innovators and leaders by providing transformative curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities that develop competencies for success.  

"In order to achieve their potential, our graduates must be prepared to leverage their technical expertise and strong disciplinary foundations through a growing suite of transdisciplinary competencies." — Professor Greg Evans (ChemE), Director, ISTEP


Distinguished engineer, Rhodes Scholar joins U of T Engineering to advance innovations in leadership education. Read more »

ISTEP, unique in Canada, will advance research and teaching at the intersection of engineering and education. Read more »

Building on their generosity to U of T Engineering, Kathleen and William Troost have made an additional gift of $3 million to support leadership education at the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. Read more »

U of T Engineering's newest building catalyzes collaborations among students, faculty, alumni and industry. Read more »

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