CELI Course Responsibilities

The Centre for Engineering Leadership and Innovation is responsible for the following courses:

  • Undergraduate

  • Graduate

  • ADMI


Undergraduate courses CELI is responsible for:


ES 1050 - Foundations fo Engineering Practice

Introduction to the principles and practices of professional engineering. The design studio fosters innovative thinking, improves problem-solving, and provides context. Includes elements of need recognition, conceptualization, prototyping, and engineering design to satisfy commercial specifications. Emphasis on creativity, teamwork, communication and engineering skills necessary to practice in any engineering discipline.

ES 4498 - Eng Ethics, Sustainable Development and Law

This course will cover professionalism, ethical theory, the code of ethics and enforcement; the environment; and contracts and risk.

ES 4480 - Leadership and Corporate Entrepreneurship

This course develops leadership success skills, providing insight into the behaviour of team members with regards to their individual tasks and interactions with both other team members and external contacts outside the team. The focus of this course will be on applying these skills to leading corporate entrepreneurship.

ES 4481 - The Entrepreneurial Environment

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ES 4499 - Interdisciplinary Eng Design Project

Students develop and practice engineering design skills by working on an interdisciplinary team-based project. The students will experience all phases of the design process, including: problem definition, generation and evaluation of concepts, engineering analysis and testing, and preparation of design documentation. Project management and communications skills will also be emphasized.

ES 3330 - New Venture Creation

This course highlights new venture creation and technology innovation. The entrepreneurial process is introduced as a path to market that includes searching for and screening new ideas, planning development, and starting up new ventures. The course delivery, through the Ivey Business School case method, fosters learning within an active class environment.

ES 3331 - Managing the Innovation Process

This course targets the essential aspects of building technology-based businesses and how to identify technology innovation capability for use within existing businesses or new start-ups. Students analyze the firm's goals, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities leading to reasonable marketing strategies and action plans. Students learn to make decisions in the face of uncertainty.


These courses are offered during the summer term and help MEng students develop skills required of a professional engineer in Canada.


ENGSCI 9010 - Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is becoming increasingly important as intangible assets replace traditional capital expenditures in modern information-based economies. Whether dealing with issues such as the patentability of software or how digital locks control copyrighted materials, engineers today must be aware of how their careers will be impacted by this changing landscape. This course is designed to provide engineers with a comprehensive overview of intellectual property law, including a deep understanding of the core areas of copyright, trademark, and patent law. Other intellectual property issues will also be discussed with a particular focus on how the ongoing interaction between law and technology will change daily life for engineers.

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ENGSCI 9015 - Commercializing Innovation

The world’s most valuable companies like Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, Facebook hold 95% of their value in intangible assets that include intellectual property and data. This course will explore how leading and early stage technology companies can capture economic returns simply from the ideas that they create and own.

Integral the execution of these strategies is the intellectual property strategist and the patent engineer. This class will provide engineers with the ability to identify, generate, and strategically use intellectual property and data assets to drive business.

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ENGSCI 9185 - Risk Assessment & Management

This course introduces the concepts and general principles of risk analysis, assessment and management in engineering systems. The course discusses the qualitative risk identification methods and the quantitative risk assessment methods and techniques. It also explains in a detailed approach the risk management strategy and the process of managing risks, starting by the identification stage, and followed by the initial assessment and the response and mitigation stage. The risk management regime and the contingency management components are identified. The risk management tools and techniques are clarified through considering the risk and value management by different implemented case studies related to different Engineering fields. The principles of risk modeling will be introduced. Managing financial risks in major projects will be illustrated through case studies. Break‐Even, sensitivity and risk decision models will be discussed by examples.

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ENGSCI 9501 - Engineering Business

The objectives of this course are to develop the business skills that are required to work within entrepreneurial organizations, large organizations and non-profits globally. The course will be focused on basic business activities – leading people, marketing, financial analysis, operations and strategy – within a global context.

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ENGSCI 9510 - Engineering Planning and Project Management

 The course is intended to reveal and develop project management best practices. The student will learn the industrially accepted techniques associated with the management of time, cost, and scope in order to achieve total project stakeholder satisfaction. In absence of formal project management training, professionals in the work place can and do successfully run projects. The goal in this course is to expose the class to the most efficient, and widely recognized, project management practices and in so doing greatly increase their likelihood of managing successful projects during their careers. The expected outcome will be to develop workforce ready minds that easily integrate into any corporate culture. It is intended that the acquisition of skills developed in this course will prepare the student for pursuing the designation Project Management Professional, or at the very least, prepare the student to more effectively contribute to project type work.

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ENGSCI 9670 - Engineering Communications

In this course, you will learn how to collect, interpret, and communicate engineering research through professional writing and oral presentation. Emphasis will be on developing the practical business skills expected of an engineer with a professional graduate degree. Upon completing this course, you should be able to persuasively and dynamically showcase your expertise to a wide variety of audiences. You will also learn to critically assess professional and political discourse relevant to your profession and gain an awareness of the social contexts and implications of engineering research.

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