The new Graduate Specialization in Engineering Education (GSEE) is offered and administered by the Department of Biosystems within its Ph.D. program. It builds upon existing courses in the Faculties of Education and Engineering, with the addition of two newly developed Engineering Education courses (ENG 7030 and ENG 7040 – see below) to form a coherent concentration for doctoral students wanting to conduct research in engineering education, and join an EER community of practice. A preparatory pathway for students with no prior academic work in engineering education who wish to apply for the GSEE is available through the Biosystems M.Eng. degree.
Engineering Education Graduate Level Courses
ENG 4100: Contemporary Topics in Engineering Practice
ENG 7010: The Engineering Design Process - Consideration of the Engineering Design Process
and the logic upon which it is based. Explore both the history and possible future directions of the process from technical, social and environmental points of view.
ENG 7020: Topics in Engineering Practice
ENG 7030: The Discipline of Engineering Education – An in-depth examination of the discipline of engineering education, including its evolution, its characteristics, application, and theoretical developments.
ENG 7040: Foundations of Engineering Education Research – Engineering education research conceptual and theoretical frameworks, methodologies and methods in both qualitative and quantitative paradigms, and the scholarship of teaching & learning in engineering education.
ENG 7510: Operational Excellence – Application of the fundamentals of operational excellence through the methodical application of engineering principles and theory to address real industry problems, grounded in the Plan-Do-Study-Act system.