PD20: Engineering Workplace Skills I: Developing Reasoned Conclusions helps students develop the critical thinking and communication skills they need to succeed as engineers. Is it acceptable to admit you don’t know anything about a problem or a question? How do you collect information and confirm its legitimacy? Is there a difference between public and private morality? Students who take PD20 answer these questions and begin their professional development journey.
What do PD20 students do?
- Identify different biases encountered in the workplace
- Examine communication for specific audiences
- Understand an engineer's role and responsibility in ethical decision making
- "The course had some aspects that I could immediately implement into my workplace such as: how to research and find information properly, and how to examine that information without biases."
- "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 teammater 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 need to earn a grade of 60% to pass PD20.
If you have a question about grading in PD20, contact the course team using the information in the sidebar.