The Global Engineering Certificate is the culmination of many collaborations across Canada between university engineering programs and Engineers Without Borders Canada in order to complement the existing engineering education system. It encourages the development of a generation of engineers who will be equipped with the skills and experience to tackle some of the big challenges facing society today in a way that will create sustainable, meaningful, and appropriate change.
It is engineering practice that integrates cultural and environmental issues with technical concerns.
The GE Certificate recognizes students’ progress towards mastering modern engineering competencies and leadership skills. In order to receive the certificate, students must complete a blend of curricular and co-curricular experiences such as volunteer work, internships, and relevant coursework.
Graduates will have taken part in innovative educational experiences that have tempered their leadership skills, expanded their problem solving ability, and developed a global awareness that, along with their engineering technical excellence, will enable them to go beyond engineering and play a leading role in Canada and on the world stage.
The Global Engineering Initiative offers courses and an ever-evolving online library of resources teaching topics such as Introduction to Global Engineering or Introduction to Development, to complement a university-level Engineering education.
This site is designed as a holistic learning and research tool where engineering students and practicing engineers can learn more about Global Engineering (GE). It was developed in partnership with Universities and foundations across Canada.