Welcome to WatPD-Engineering
Employers demand skilled workers; choosing Engineering at Waterloo is a great start to developing specialized skills. An engineering degree qualifies job seekers for a variety of jobs, but other skills like communication, ethics, and problem solving support long-term career success. WatPD-Engineering provides Waterloo Engineering students with the opportunity and support needed to develop these foundational workplace skills as part of their co-op experience.
This online academic program includes core courses designed to include skills specific to engineering workplaces and elective courses that address skills required for success in any field. Students generally complete one ten-week Professional Development (PD) course per work term, with each course requiring two to three hours of time per week. Please visit WatPD-Engineering Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions.
Since WatPD-Engineering is an integrated part of Engineering at Waterloo, WatPD-Engineering program requirements must be met in order to earn your degree. Students must earn a total of five PD credits. For more information about program requirements and individual PD courses, please see Program Information.
Please contact us with any questions or comments about your WatPD-Engineering experience.