Course Code PD 21
Course Title Engineering Workplace Skills II: Developing Effective Plans
Online Offers No offers currently scheduled.
Last offer: Spring 2021
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

An introduction to problem formulation and problem strategies in the workplace for co-op engineering students. Students will practice defining problems, developing solution plans, and creating technical and non-technical presentations of plans. Topics include: translating client requirements into technical requirements, using SWOT analysis to identify high priority problems and issues, typical solution strategies, brainstorming, appropriate use of technology, assessing potential solution strategies for risk and impact on employer, public and environment, identifying specific tasks along with their priorities, developing and following work schedules, and communication to team members, organizational members, clients, and the public. [Note: Course will be graded on a CR/NCR basis.]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam (note 2)
Author(s) Peter Teertstra
  • Prerequisite: Engineering students only
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
Special Notes WatPD courses are only open to undergraduate students at the University of Waterloo who are enrolled in co-op or the EDGE program. For more information, please see the WatPD website or the EDGE website.

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