Zachary Seguin

PDENG Courses

PDENG 15 – Professional Development - Overview

Introduces critical analysis, responsibility, leadership, and communication from an engineering employee's perspective. This course is based on a reflective look at work-term experiences from the viewpoint of a professional engineer. Through the study of specific topics such as ethics and the law, health and safety, the design process, management strategies, risk assessment, self assessment, information literacy and intellectual property, students will be further exposed to professional development skills that complement their academic and practical engineering skills.

PDENG 25 – Professional Development - Critical Analysis

With an emphasis on critical analysis, this course is based on a reflective look at work-term experiences from the viewpoint of a professional engineer. Through the study of specific topics such as ethics and the law, health and safety, the design process, management strategies, risk assessment, self assessment, information literacy and intellectual property, students will enhance critical analysis skills that complement their academic and practical engineering skills. The themes of responsibility, leadership, and communication will be linked to critical-analysis considerations.

PDENG 35 – Professional Development - Responsibility

With an emphasis on responsibility, this course is based on a reflective look at work-term experiences from the viewpoint of a professional engineer. Through the study of specific topics such as ethics and the law, health and safety, the design process, management strategies, risk assessment, self assessment, information literacy and intellectual property, students will enhance responsibility perspectives that complement their academic and practical engineering skills. The themes of critical analysis, leadership, and communication will be linked to responsibility considerations.

PDENG 45 – Professional Development - Leadership

With an emphasis on leadership, this course is based on a reflective look at work-term experiences from the viewpoint of a professional engineer. Through the study of specific topics such as ethics and the law, health and safety, the design process, management strategies, risk assessment, self assessment, information literacy and intellectual property, students will enhance leadership skills that complement their academic and practical engineering skills. The themes of critical analysis, responsibility, and communication will be linked to leadership considerations.

PDENG 55 – Professional Development - Integration

Integrates critical-analysis, responsibility, leadership, and communication as professional-development skills of the student with a focus on responsible assessment. This course is based on a reflective look at the cumulative work-term experiences of the student from the viewpoint of a professional engineer. Through the study of specific topics such as ethics and the law, health and safety, the design process, management strategies, risk assessment, self assessment, information literacy and intellectual property, students will gain an understanding of the strong and unavoidable link between professional development skills and their academic and practical engineering skills.

PDENG 57 – Integrating Professional Skills for a Global Workplace

Integrating Professional Skills for a Global Workplace is a substitute for the capstone course (PDENG 55) in the PDEng Programme. The theme of "understanding one's duty" is core to all of the PDENG courses, and PDENG 57 revolves around "Duty to Society". The course focuses on what is, and should be, the role of engineers in society as advocates for public welfare at the local, national, and global levels; and how one can expand their basic professional development skills to be a better advocate. This course is open only to students in their 4B term who are expected by their department to meet all of their graduation requirements with the exception of PDENG 55 by the end of the Winter 2009 term.