Certificate in Global Engineering

The undergraduate Certificate in Global Engineering is open to engineering students interested in developing their knowledge of global issues and how engineers can influence and improve conditions around the world.

The courses focus on a variety of concepts such as effects of emerging technologies in both developed and developing economies, global energy systems, innovative finance techniques, current theories in international development and foreign aid. All undergraduate engineering students are eligible to participate in this minor course of study.

More information on the core courses below and the Centre for Global Engineering can be found online.

For more information, or questions on completion of the certificate, please email engineering.minors@utoronto.ca.


The requirements for a Global Engineering Certificate in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering are the successful completion of the following courses:

Two of the following courses:
• APS 299YOY: Summer Research Abroad
• APS 510H1 F: Innovative Technologies & Organizations in Global Energy Systems (CS elective)
• APS 420H1 S: Technology, Engineering & Global Development (HSS elective) (or previous course code APS520H1 S)
• APS 530H1 S: Appropriate Technology & Design for Global Development
• Global engineering-themed capstone (APS 490Y1, ECE 496Y1, MIE 490Y1, CIV 498H1) as approved by the Director of the Centre for Global Engineering

One elective from the following courses:

• GGR 112H1F: Geographies & Globalization, Development & Inequality
• ANT 204H1: Anthropology of the Contemporary World (HSS elective)
• ENV 333H1: Ecological Worldviews (HSS elective)
• JGI 216H1: Globalization & Urban Change (HSS elective)
• POL 201Y1Y: Politics of Development: Issues & Controversies (HSS elective)
• POL 208Y1 Y: Introduction to International Relations (HSS elective)
• CDN 268H1 S: Canada & Globalization (HSS elective)


Availability of the courses, including the foundational courses, for timetabling purposes is not guaranteed; the onus is on the student to ensure compatibility with their timetable.

Students must secure approval from their home department before selecting any elective outside their departmental approved list.

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