Professional Development Requirement (ENG Grad PD 01 and ENG Grad PD 02)

Engineering graduate students must undertake a minimum 12 hours professional development over the course of their degree. As of Fall 2017 the Faculty of Engineering will require training in preparation of a student's Individual Development Plan (IDP) and 4 hours of career development workshops provided by the Faculty of Engineering. In addition, 8 hours as required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR)

As of Fall 2017, Engineering Graduate students must meet their Professional Development through the the completion of two virtual courses available through e-class. ENG GRAD PD 01 and ENG GRAD PD 02.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete the ENGG 600 - Ethics Training course requirement before you enroll in ENG GRAD PD 01 and ENG GRAD PD 02.

Step 1: ENG GRAD PD 01 (IDP and 4 Hours Faculty of Engineering Related Workshops)

Students can self enroll in this virtual course at the following link:

ENG GRAD PD 01

Click here for information on ENG GRAD PD 01 (Faculty of Engineering IDP and 4 hours PD requirement)

ENG GRAD PD 01 is an eclass course to be used for submitting the signed review documents of the student's Individual Development Plan (IDP), and to track participation in the selected Professional Development sessions, focusing on engineering-relevant career skills. For information please review the links below. Also ensure to monitor your email from the department for upcoming engineering workshops and sessions.

Individual Development Plan.
Links to Engineering Sessions and Workshops

Step 2: ENG GRAD PD 02 (Minimum of 8 Hours FGSR Professional Development)

Students can self enroll in this virtual course at the following link:

ENG GRAD PD 02

Click here for information on ENG GRAD PD 02 (FGSR 8 hours PD requirement)

ENG GRAD PD 02 is a system to track verifiable Professional Development offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) conference workshops, NAIT courses, etc. Verifying 8 or more hours of Professional Development activities must be documented in ENG GRAD PD 02.
Links to FGSR Sessions and Workshops

Step 3: Completion and Submission to Department

Once you have completed all the activities for both PD 01 and PD 02, you will need to fill out the completion forms and have them approved. Please see below links to the completion forms and the approval process by graduate program

ENG PD 01 Completion Form/ Individual Development Plan Review Form
ENG GRAD PD 02 Completion Form

Both forms will need to be approved and signed off. For MEng students this would be your Supervisor/ Career Mentor (MEng Advisor) and also the Graduate Associate Chair (or Designate). Once signed you can then submit your completed PD/ IDP to MEC E graduate administration, to include with your file.

M.Sc. or Ph.D students would first have their research/ supervisor to sign before bringing the your PD/ IDP Forms to the Graduate Associate Chair (or Designate). Once signed by both parties, you can then submit your completed PD/ IDP to MEC E graduate administration.

***Please note you must secure approval signature from your research supervisor before requesting approval from the Graduate Associate Chair (or Designate) ***