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Engineering Education

Engineering Education: Introduction

​​​​​​​​Lead Faculty​

Applied Science and Engineering​

Participating Degree Programs

Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry—MASc, PhD
Civil Engineering—MASc, PhD
Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development—MA, PhD
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering—MASc, PhD

Overview

The Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education is an interdisciplinary program designed for students within​ home programs in engineering or education who are interested in pursuing courses and research in engineering education. This collaborative specialization allows students to join a small community of scholars interested in research and learning at the nexus of education and engineering practice. A core course provides students with an introduction to engineering learning, knowledge, assessment, and culture and community, while the theoretical foundations, methods, and topics related to engineering education research are explored in a seminar course.

Research is supervised by a graduate faculty member in the student’s home department. Opportunities exist to assess and apply research findings as part of instructional initiatives within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education" on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address

Web: http://gradstudies.engineering.utoronto.ca/research-degrees/collaborative-program-engineering-education/
Email: natalieyl.leung@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-5932
Fax: (416) 978-8605

Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education
Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
200 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S3E5
Canada

Engineering Education: Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants to the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments.

  • Applicants to the collaborative specialization must submit the following:

    • ​​curriculum vitae (CV)

    • personal statement explaining how the proposed plan of study and specific research interests relate to engineering education

    • letter of recommendation from a faculty member confirming their willingness to supervise and support the student’s research and outlining why the student would be well suited for the Engineering Education Collaborative Specialization.

Specialization Requirements

Students must meet all respective degree requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, the participating home graduate unit, and the collaborative specialization. Collaborative specialization students must:

  • Complete a total of 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) as follows:

    • ​​​the core course APS 1204H Instructional Design in Engineering Education.

  • Participate continuously in a seminar series (CR/NCR) APS 1205Y Engineering Education Research Seminar.

  • Undertake the major paper or thesis required by the home degree program with a focus on engineering education under the supervision of a collaborative specialization core faculty member.

Engineering Education: Doctoral-Level Program

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants to the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative specialization and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments.

  • Applicants to the collaborative specialization must submit the following:

    • ​​curriculum vitae (CV)

    • personal statement explaining how the plan of study and specific research interests relate to engineering education

    • letter of recommendation from a faculty member confirming their willingness to supervise and support the student’s research and outlining why the student would be well suited for the Engineering Education Collaborative Specialization.

Specialization Requirements

Students must meet all respective degree requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, the participating home graduate unit, and the collaborative specialization. Collaborative specialization students must:

  • Complete a total of 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) as follows:

    • the core course APS 1204H Instructional Design in Engineering Education (0.5 FCE)

    • an elective course in engineering education (0.5 FCE); see the elective course list.

  • Participate continuously in a seminar series (CR/NCR) APS 1206Y beginning in Year 1; deliver a seminar on the research topic in Year 2; design and deliver one or more instructional workshops and make a final presentation on their research, both in the final year.

  • Complete the thesis required by the home degree program with a focus on engineering education under the supervision of a collaborative specialization core faculty member.

  • Complete the core course APS 1204H; students who have completed the course at the master’s level may substitute an elective course at the doctoral level from the elective list and with the approval of the collaborative specialization director.

Engineering Education: Courses

Core Courses

​APS 1204H
Instructional Desig​n in Engineering Education​
​​APS 1205Y
​Engineering Education Research Seminar—Master’s Level
​APS 1206Y0
​Engineering Education Research Seminar—Doctoral Level

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Elective Courses (PhD Level Only)

Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

​CTL 1018H​
Introduction​ to Qualitative Inquiry in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning​
​CTL 1028H
​Constructive Feedback in Teaching
​CTL 1032H
​Knowing and Teaching
​CTL 1041H
Research Methods in Education​
​CTL 1042H
​Instrument Development in Education
​CTL 1047H
​Course ​Self-Assessment
​CTL 1206H
​Teaching and Learning Science
​CTL 1207H
Teaching and Learning about Science: Issues and Strategies in Science, Technology, Society and
Environment (STSE) Education​
​CTL 1211H
​Action Research in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education
​CTL 1215H
​Teaching and Learning about Science and Technology: Beyond Schools​
​CTL 1218H
​Culture and Cognition in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education
​CTL 1306H
Qualitative Research Methods in Education: Concepts and Methods​
​CTL 1603H
​Introduction to Knowledge Building
​CTL 1608H
​Constructive Learning and Design of Online Environments
CTL 1842H​
​Mixed Methods Research in Education: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Inquiries
​CTL 1846H
​Assessment for Teaching and Learning​

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

​APS 520H
Technology, Engineering, and Global ​Development​
​APS 530H
​Appropriate Technology and Design for Global Development
​APS 1001H
​Project Management
​APS 1003​​H
Professional Education and Instruction​
​APS 1010H
Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership​
​APS 1011H
Concepts and Application of Authentic Leadership​
​APS 1012H
​Management of Innovation in Engineering
​​APS 1013H
Applying Innovation in Engineering​
​APS 1018H
History and Philosophy of Engineering​
​APS 1501H
​Leadership and Leading in Groups and Organizations
​JEI 1901H
​Technology, Society, and the Environment I
​MIE 1402H
Experimental Methods in Human Factors Research
MIE 1403H​
​Analytical Methods in Human Factors Research
MIE 1413H​
​Statistical Models in Empirical Research
MIE 1415H​
Analysis and Design of Cognitive Work​

​Faculty of Information

​KMD 2001H
Hu​man-Centred Design​