TORONTO, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - A new Engineering Business minor and two
certificate programs, in Engineering Business and in Global
Engineering, have been approved for launch in fall 2011. The new
engineering business course offering is a collaboration between U of
T's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and the Rotman School of
"The goal of the new Engineering Business minor is to give our engineers
the basic business concepts that will enable them to move across the
technology-business barrier that often exists in companies," said
Professor Jonathan Rose, the new program director. "They will be able
to engage in the strategic business thinking that goes on and bring
much more to the table when combined with their technological and
Students interested in the Engineering Business minor will take a set of
six courses in strategy and marketing, accounting and finance, as well
as management and entrepreneurship. An Engineering Business certificate
program will require the completion of three courses.
The new Engineering Business minor will enable engineering students to
understand and operate in the language of business, and to engage more
fully in the companies in which they work, says Professor Rose.
With the creation of the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) in 2009, U
of T Engineering will also offer a new Global Engineering certificate
program, through which students will be able to develop their knowledge
of global issues including global energy systems, innovative finance
techniques, and current theories in international development and
foreign aid. To graduate with a Global Engineering certificate,
engineering students must successfully complete three courses.
"In today's global marketplace, we want to graduate engineers with a
strong technical foundation who are also business-literate, with
international knowledge, leadership and entrepreneurial skills," said
Cristina Amon, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
"Our Engineering Business minor graduates will understand all aspects of
engineering work, from inception of an idea to technological innovation
and commercialization, through strategy, marketing, management and
finance; they will be able to manage the technology as well as the
business aspects of their jobs.
"Our Global Engineering certificate will prepare U of T engineers to
work internationally, both overseas as well as from home."
About Engineering at the University of Toronto
The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering at the University of
Toronto is the premier engineering institution in Canada. Established
as the School of Practical Science in 1873, U of T Engineering ranked
first in Canada and thirteenth in the world in the 2010 Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings. With approximately 4,850 undergraduate
students, 1,600 graduate students and 230 professors, U of T
Engineering is at the fore of innovation in engineering education. www.engineering.utoronto.ca
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