The U of T Engineering Minor in Global Leadership is part of U of T’s first tri-campus, interdivisional, multidisciplinary undergraduate program. The Minor is distinguished by its critical and multidisciplinary focus on leadership in a global context. This is combined with an emphasis on developing knowledge of global issues within an engineering framework and how engineers can influence and improve conditions around the world.
All U of T Engineering undergraduate students are eligible to participate in this minor course of study, however, enrolment is limited. This minor consists of 4.0 FCE, similar to minors from the Faculty of Arts & Science.
Applications for the first offering of this minor program will begin in Spring 2023, with the program starting in September 2023.
For more information on the tri-campus minor and applications, please visit the Centre for International Experience (CIE) website.
To be eligible to enrol in this minor, students must:
- Have second-year standing by the time of course enrolment (July)
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.7 based on your top 3.0 Full Course Equivalents (6 one-term courses)
Enrolment in this minor is via a competitive application process which will open on March 8 and run to June 16, 2023 (Extended from April 28).
Step 1: Request to enrol in the minor on ACORN
In ACORN, navigate to the Enrol & Manage tab and select Programs. Select the request to enrol in AEMINGLOB.
Step 2: Submit your supplemental application to the site by April 30, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. (Extended from April 28)
Applications include the submission of an unofficial transcript, three short-answer questions and two video questions.
Students will be notified in early July if they are accepted and will have until July 10 to accept the minor enrolment offer on ACORN.
The requirements for a Minor in Global Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering are the successful completion of 4.0 credits from the following courses:
- GLB 201H5: Global Leadership: Past, Present, Futures (0.5 FCE)
- GLB 301H3: Global Leadership: Theory, Research & Practice (0.5 FCE)
- GLB 401Y1: Global Leadership: Capstone Project (1.0 FCE) (first offered in 2025-26)
- Choose 2.0 FCE from the following elective courses (at least 1.0 FCE must come from List A)
- APS 299Y0Y: Summer Research Abroad (1.0 FCE)
- APS 510H1F: Technologies & Organizations in Global Energy Systems (0.5 FCE, CS)
- APS 420H1S: Technology, Engineering & Global Development (0.5 FCE, HSS)
- APS 530H1S: Appropriate Technology & Design for Global Development (0.5 FCE)
- Global engineering-themed capstone (APS 490Y, ECE 496Y, MIE 490Y, MIE 491Y, CIV 498H) as approved by the Director of the Centre for Global Engineering (1.0 FCE)
List B (all 0.5 FCE, HSS):
- ANT 204H1: Social Cultural Anthropology & Global Issues
- ENV 333H1: Ecological Worldviews
- GGR 112H1: Geographies of Globalization, Development & Inequality
- JGU216H1: Urbanization & Global Change
- POL201H1: Politics of Development: Issues & Controversies
- POL208H1: Introduction to International Relations
- CDN268H1: Canada & Globalization