Certificate in Global Engineering – AECERGLOB

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 the 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 about the Centre for Global Engineering (CGEN) and the core courses listed below are available on the CGEN website.

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

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

Two of the following courses:

  • APS 299Y0Y: Summer Research Abroad
  • APS 510H1: Innovative Technologies & Organizations in Global Energy Systems (CS elective)
  • APS 420H1: Technology, Engineering & Global Development (HSS elective) (or previous course code APS520H1)
  • APS 530H1: Appropriate Technology & Design for Global Development
  • Global engineering-themed capstone (APS 490Y1, ECE 496Y1, MIE 490Y1, CIV 498H1) or thesis as approved by the Director of the Centre for Global Engineering

One elective from the following courses:

  • APS330H1: Interdisciplinary Studies for Sustainability & Innovation
  • GGR 112H1: Geographies of Globalization, Development & Inequality
  • ANT 204H1: Anthropology of the Contemporary World (HSS elective)
  • ENV 333H1: Ecological Worldviews (HSS elective)
  • JGU 216H1: Globalization & Urban Change (HSS elective)
  • POL 201H1: Politics of Development (HSS elective)
  • POL 208H1: Introduction to International Relations (HSS elective)
  • CDN 268H1: Canada & Globalization (HSS elective)


The availability of the courses for timetable purposes, including the foundational courses, is not guaranteed. This is the responsibility of 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.