Project Management

Balance competing priorities and meet tight deadlines. The following resources are designed to help you identify, develop and apply project management skills relevant to discipline and career path.

  • ENGSCI 9701: Business Acumen for Research Students

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to basic business fundamentals in a variety of areas and to lay the foundation for lifelong learning. Targeted at research students in the PhD program, this course is designed to develop literacy in business language and basic concepts. While the course will not make a student an expert in business, it provides a foundation to a broad range of business subjects. Attendance to all classes is mandatory.

  • ENGSCI 9702 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Experiential - Technology Commercialization

    The purpose of this course is to develop the business skills that are required to be a successful Technology Entrepreneur on the world stage. Students will learn the requisite skills to do a proper worldwide “market map”, determine their unique and sustainable technology advantage, how to value their innovation, how to protect their innovation, how to approach strategic partners for mutual success, and how to capitalize these activities when you have no money.

  • SGPS 9101: Design-Driven Innovation

    The Design-Driven Innovation course will develop graduate students skills in design thinking, innovation and team-work. Students will participate in seminars and two group projects that will highlight and enhance their research capabilities to address practical and current real-world problems. The course is open to all disciplines. Indeed, you will work in teams with people from different programs. By the end of the course, you will have two practical examples of how your academic, research and life experience can be applied to the solution of challenging, multidisciplinary problems.

  • Managing Project Timelines

    In this online module, you will learn strategies to reach project deadlines with less stress. Gain techniques and tools to help you create realistic project timelines and manage your time and energy. Using a customized project planning tool, you'll be reaching your project deadlines with energy and time to spare.

  • SGPS 9500: The Theory and Practice of University Teaching

    SGPS 9500 is a graduate level credit course on teaching and learning in higher education. The goals of the course are to deepen your understanding of foundational theory and research relevant to university teaching, and to provide an opportunity for engaging in course design and facilitating student engagement. The course begins by exploring how to devise and align learning outcomes, assessments, and active learning activities. Then, over the semester, students have the chance to develop and revise a teaching philosophy statement, receive feedback on short teaching presentations, and create a comprehensive course syllabus. In small groups, students will also develop a webpage and seminar presentation on a pedagogical topic of their choice. SGPS 9500 is an interdisciplinary course, meaning that students will engage deeply with educational theory and practice alongside instructors and peers from across academic disciplines.

  • Advanced Teaching Program

    The Advanced Teaching Program (ATP) is a 20-hour short course designed for advanced graduate students who would like to develop practical teaching skills for current and future teaching roles. Topics include course design strategies, active learning, authentic assessment of student learning, and maintaining a culture of respect and community in the classroom. Participants gain hands-on experience by practicing instructional techniques in microteaching sessions where they receive constructive feedback from peers and an experienced team of instructors. Participants also design a workshop on teaching in their discipline. Graduates of the program have the opportunity to submit their capstone projects for publication in the Teaching Innovation Projects Journal.

  • Writing Strategic Business Reports

    In this online module, learn how to write clear and strategic business reports that achieve their intended purpose.

  • Planning Your Scientific Journey

    Being successful as a scientist requires more than acquiring knowledge and developing experimental skills. It also requires: (1) asking a good scientific question, (2) establishing a clear plan of action, and (3) seeking advice along the way. Whether you have yet to decide on a research question or are well-immersed in a project, this online course will help to crystallize your research ideas and goals.

  • SGPS 9102 - New Venture Creation

    This course is about taking what you are doing and understanding how it to the possibility of creating new value that can result in new business opportunities.