Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Innovation and Technology in Engineering (ELITE) Certificate


Certificate for Master of Engineering (MEng) Students

Engineering practice today demands a breadth of skills: not only technical, but also an understanding of leadership, finance and business, management, entrepreneurship and innovation. Engineers often appreciate the importance of such skills only after they join the workforce.

The ELITE Certificate offers University of Toronto MEng students a broad range of courses in these topics. The first of its kind in Canada, the ELITE Certificate is targeted at engineers seeking to develop a more well-rounded skill set. To earn the ELITE certificate, MEng students must complete at least four of the courses listed below. The Certificate can be integrated into MEng programs offered by any of six departments in the Faculty (Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Computer, Mechanical & Industrial, and Materials Science).

As best we can, ELITE courses are scheduled with working professionals in mind. We offer a mix of daytime, evening and Saturday morning courses in each of the fall, winter, and summer sessions. The format of the courses varies: some are taught once a week for 12 weeks. A few are taught online. Others, especially in the summer, are taught on a 2-week intensive basis.

The table below lists the ELITE course schedule for the coming year, as we know it today, and is subject to change. Students are encouraged to check regularly for updated information.


  • For course related questions or to obtain a your ELITE certificate, please send an email to elite.meng@ecf.utoronto.ca. For all other student inquiries, (registration, grades, and other administrative questions), please contact the Graduate Studies office in your home department.
  • Enrolment for the Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 sessions opened on August 2, 2016. Unless otherwise indicated: the FALL term runs from September 12 – December 9, 2016. The last day to add a course is Monday, September 26th. The last day to drop as course is Monday, October 31st. The WINTER term runs from January 9 – April 7, 2017. The last day to add a course is Monday, January 23rd. The last day to drop a course is Monday, February 27th.
  • Some courses may satisfy the requirements of multiple certificates, (also called “emphases”). Students may double-count a maximum of one course towards the requirements of any two certificates.


Leadership: View course descriptions and schedule

Entrepreneurship & Innovation: View course descriptions and schedule

Finance & Management: View course descriptions and schedule

Engineering & Society: View course descriptions and schedule


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