Digital Transformation in Engineering | Certificate Program | University of Waterloo | WatSPEED

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Program length Session start date Format Program fees 8 weeks You will receive 40 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours upon successful completion of the course. Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Virtual instructor-led with synchronous and asynchronous learning $2,195 + HST OSPE Member or UWaterloo Almuni Price (Early Bird) expires Jan 31, […]

Program length Session start date Format Program fees
8 weeks

You will receive 40 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours upon successful completion of the course.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Virtual instructor-led with synchronous and asynchronous learning $2,195 + HST

  • OSPE Member or UWaterloo Almuni Price (Early Bird) expires Jan 31, 2022: $1,775.00
  • Non-Member Price (Early Bird) expires Jan 31, 2022: $1,975.00
  • Special Offer: Course + 1 year OSPE membership (early bird) expires Jan 31, 2022: $1,874.00

This eight–week program, developed in partnership with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and the Faculty of Engineering, addresses the impact that information technology is having in the field of engineering. Engineers and those who influence, lead, or practice digital transformation in their workplaces need to understand the opportunities that can bring value to their engineering unit and the organization. In this course, you will discover new technologies and plan for their integration in your workplace.


Who should enrol

  • Professional engineers, technicians, and technologists.
  • Engineers practicing, influencing, or leading digital transformations at their organization.
  • Business and technology leaders seeking to lead technology innovation.
  • Managers and leaders looking to adopt new technologies for their organization.

What you will learn

  • Examine the impact that information technology will have on your future career.
  • Use tools and techniques to assess emerging digital opportunities and organizational fit for engineering projects.
  • Contribute to the success of digital transformation by understanding the common challenges organizations face and your solutions.
  • Lead innovation and continuous improvement activities, utilizing a range of tools and techniques.

Your instructor

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Peter Carr | Continuing Lecturer, University of Waterloo

Peter Carr is a continuing lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences. His interests focus on the use of technology in business and society and include technology innovation and entrepreneurship, the strategic management of technology, project management, the use of social media to improve business performance, technology in developing countries, the social impact of information technology, and online learning.

He is also the author and instructor for the University of Waterloo’s Co-operative Education professional development course, PD5, Project Management which is studied by over 2,000 students each year. He is a member of the Faculty of Engineering WatPDEng committee, which manages co-op professional development training for engineering students.

 

1:1 COACHING FOR ALL LEARNERS

For the duration of the program, the instructor offers individual 1:1 coaching to each participant in addition to the scheduled program sessions.


Course details

Managing change is more important than ever and disruptive innovations continue to shape our world. According to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report 2020, 85 million jobs may be displaced due to the division of labour between humans and machines, but 97 million new roles could emerge that are more adapted to this new division of labour.

This 40–hour course starts with a one-hour live orientation session on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at noon. Each week, students will complete four hours of independent work online and participate in one-hour live sessions via Zoom every Tuesday at noon. Attendance requirement: It is highly recommended that participants attend live sessions but it is not required. Live sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing.


Your learning experience with Waterloo

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In Maclean’s University Rankings 2022, the University of Waterloo was ranked as the nation’s most innovative university.


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Learn from professors, researchers and lecturers from Canada’s #1 school for engineering, math, and computer science.


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Waterloo is a pioneer and leader in experiential learning and our programs offer a hands-on learning experience.


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“We can see how the use of computers, the use of data, and the use of technology has influenced the disciplines of engineering and how we impart knowledge to students.”

Mary Wells, PhD, PEng
Dean of Engineering
University of Waterloo

 


Get your certificate from the University of Waterloo

Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive a certificate from the University of Waterloo.

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