Professional Development for Graduate Students

Over the course of your graduate degree in Engineering, you will complete the following professional development components. Professional development requirements are tracked through eClass.

 Self-enroll in the ENGG GRAD PD eClass page


Requirements specified by FGSR

  1. Complete an individual development plan (IDP) following the FGSR instructions
  2. Attend 8 hours of professional development sessions relevant to your IDP 
    • Upload PD Activities Completion form, along with your attendance record to the ENGG GRAD PD eClass page
    • Deadline - by program completion (MSc/MEng) or within 3 years from the start of your program (PhD)

Requirements specified by the Faculty of Engineering

  1. Attend the following two sessions offered by Engineering Career Connections (offered throughout the year)
    • Career Branding & Networking for Success (2 hours)
    • Engineering Your Career: Job Search Strategies that Work (2 hours)
  • You'll receive a confirmation of attendance for each session. Attendance records are kept in the Faculty and do not need to be uploaded.
  • Students who have already completed two Career Connections sessions listed above in a previous graduate degree are required to complete four hours of professional development in the areas of communication, networking, EDI, university teaching, and career development. These hours must be included in the student’s IDP. To confirm the eligibility of the selected sessions, contact Alexandra Komrakova at
  • Deadline - attend both sessions within the first 12 months of your program (MSc/MEng/PhD)


For questions regarding…

  • Deadlines, submission materials, and requirements contact your graduate program advisor
  • Engineering Career Connections sessions, contact
  • FGSR requirements (individual development plan and professional development sessions), contact