PD20: Engineering Workplace Skills I: Developing Reasoned Conclusions expands on the content from PD19: Tactics for Workplace Success, leading students to move beyond a tactical approach to the development of their professional skills to one that is strategic. Topics include the role of self-reflection in developing strategies for workplace success, admitting ignorance to develop improved knowledge, communicating conclusions and recommendations, recognizing and avoiding types of bias and fallacious thinking, and application to professional conduct.
What do PD20 students do?
- Practice setting goals to develop workplace competencies and professional attributes specific to engineering that they will be expected to have for graduation
- Learn how critical thinking and communication skills are used to assess good reasoning, interpret textual and visual information, and work through ethical and professional situations
- Reflect on their work term experience with the goal of improving future workplace success
- "The course helped me link my previous preconceptions and realize my bias or why I was accused of being wrong. This led me to correct my behaviour to become a better teammate and worker in the workplace environment. It has held countless benefits in my applications to real life scenarios and allowed me to solve conflicts on my own."
Students will need to earn a grade of 60% to pass PD20.
Students will also need to earn a grade of 60% on their final reflection.
If you have a question about grading in PD20, contact the course team using the information in the sidebar.