Digital Transformation in Engineering | Certificate Program

Digital Transformation in Engineering | Certificate Program

Program lengthSession start dateFormatProgram fees
8 weeks

You will receive 40 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours upon successful completion of the course.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022Virtual instructor-led with synchronous and asynchronous learning$2,195 + HST

This eight–week program, developed in partnership with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and the Faculty of Engineering, addresses the impact that information technology is having in the field of engineering. Engineers and those who influence, lead, or practice digital transformation in their workplaces need to understand the opportunities that can bring value to their engineering unit and the organization. In this course, you will discover new technologies and plan for their integration in your workplace.

Your instructor

Peter Carr | Continuing Lecturer, University of Waterloo

Peter Carr is a continuing lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences. His interests focus on the use of technology in business and society and include technology innovation and entrepreneurship, the strategic management of technology, project management, the use of social media to improve business performance, technology in developing countries, the social impact of information technology, and online learning.

He is also the author and instructor for the University of Waterloo's Co-operative Education professional development course, PD5, Project Management which is studied by over 2,000 students each year. He is a member of the Faculty of Engineering WatPDEng committee, which manages co-op professional development training for engineering students.

Course details

Managing change is more important than ever and disruptive innovations continue to shape our world. According to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report 2020, 85 million jobs may be displaced due to the division of labour between humans and machines, but 97 million new roles could emerge that are more adapted to this new division of labour.

This 40–hour course starts with a one-hour live orientation session on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at noon. Each week, students will complete four hours of independent work online and participate in one-hour live sessions via Zoom every Tuesday at noon. Attendance requirement: It is highly recommended that participants attend live sessions but it is not required. Live sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing.

Modules and topics

In the first four weeks of the program students will learn about the changes in technology and the impact of these changes in their industry and in their own organization.In these first four weeks, students will learn about which technology is appropriate to their organization, process or products; and how to participate in the change.

ModuleTopics and subtopicsLearning outcomes

The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Engineering

Defining Digital Transformation for Your Organization

Understanding the New Technologies

Transformation in practice

Creating your transformation vision

The transformation roadmap

Overcoming implementation challenges

Innovation and continuous improvement