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Engineering Education

Engineering Education: Introduction

​​​​​​​​Lead Faculty​ of the Collaborative Specialization

Applied Science and Engineering​

Participating Degree Programs

Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry — MASc, PhD
Civil Engineering — MASc, PhD
Curriculum and Pedagogy — MA, PhD
Higher Education — MA, MEd, 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 graduate unit. 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 graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education" on their transcript.

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
55 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 0C9
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 graduate units.

  • 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 TEP 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 graduate units.

  • 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 TEP 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 TEP 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 1205Y
Engineering Education Research Seminar — Master’s Level
APS 1206Y0
Engineering Education Research Seminar — Doctoral Level
TEP 1204H Instructional Design in Engineering Education

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 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

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 1003H
Professional Education and Instruction
APS 1012H
Managing Business Innovation and Transformational Change
APS 1013H
Applying Innovation in Engineering and Business Operations
APS 1018H
History and Philosophy of Engineering
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
TEP 1010H Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership
TEP 1011H Authentic Leadership: Engineering a Vibrant Future
TEP 1501H Leadership and Leading in Groups and Organizations

Faculty of Information

KMD 2001H
Human-Centred Design