Complementary Education Courses
Complementary Education Courses offer an intimate, focused learning opportunity for engineering students to extend their education beyond the material taught at school. Bringing together between 20 and 40 students, CE Courses zero in on a given topic and during the course of a week allow these students to get a real foothold in the concept. From technical subjects to professional development, each course is different and highlights the host university’s talents and experience. Through traditional methods such as lectures and workshops to hands on activities like industry tours and demonstrations, CE Courses keep the learning varied and interactive, keeping the students on the edge of their seats.
Typically held during the summer, CE Courses draw in students both from across Canada and the world to a host university to learn on the subject selected by the organizers. These organizers will pull talent from the university, industry and professional societies to structure the course in the manner best suited to the topic. This serves as an excellent opportunity for schools to promote a unique program or a sponsor to showcase their company and its offerings. Sponsors can also take a major role in the content of a CE Course, with the possibility to joint-host it with the school. With the small number of students, a real connection is fostered between participants and presenters and friendships made here often bloom into a successful network later.
Some past CE Course topics include “From Classroom to Corporation,” “Sustainable Engineering,” “Engineering in Sport” and “Fuel Cells.” This summer we also have at least one course on the block, centered around engineering in entrepreneurship with a few others in development.