Engineering leadership

Shaping workplace-ready professionals

We start building engineering leaders from their first day on campus. We integrate leadership into our curriculum and offer programs tailored to help them succeed in the workplace. By the time our students graduate, they will be able to lead teams, effectively collaborate on projects and make a difference. 


Leadership: many forms, many pathways

We position engineering students for success by complementing curriculum-based technical knowledge with leadership experiences. Developing leadership capacity starts with working in teams, engaging with industry partners on design projects and having rich experiences outside the classroom.

Developing change makers

Schulich engineering graduates are positioned to make accelerated and significant contributions that vastly improve the world we live in. As a result, they become policy makers rather than advisors, advocate for their profession and participate in all parts of society where there is an opportunity to create positive change.

Engineering Leadership Program

This program offers students the opportunity to participate in advanced professional skills development that will bolster their success in the workforce when they graduate. The program involves a combination of structured learning opportunities, leadership coaching and mentoring, and hands-on leadership experiences.

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Taking leadership to the next level

Building on our many successful programs, we are also actively working to incorporate new initiatives into our school. We are looking to create an Research Chair in Engineering Leadership, an Engineering Leader in Residence, a Fellow in Engineering Leadership and more. To make these programs possible, we need to connect with likeminded community leaders and build partnerships to help us grow our engineering leaders.

Julia Bassett

Schulich alum sleuths out a career in forensic engineering

Because of her job, people tend to ask Julia Bassett, BSc(Eng)’16, if her work is like what they see on the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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