Professor teaching in ClassroomIn addition to two terms of online coursework, MDEI is comprised of two online intensives. Each intensive is 10 days in duration, with the first intensive occurring prior to classes starting in the fall, and the second occurring after classes end for the winter term.

Program Intensive 1 is designed to build fundamental team-building skills that will enable students to work effectively in virtual team environments throughout the program. Students will complete the equivalent of the first four classes of Working in Teams (DEI 612), which cover the elements of designing, managing, and working in teams.

Program Intensive 1

Program Intensive 1 will include the following learning outcomes:  

  1. Communication
  2. Basic team processes, cooperation and competition, leadership
  3. Decision-making
  4. Problem-solving and creativity
  5. Introduction of first assignment, working sessions, and project presentations

We will also cover the following topics, which will introduce students to the program in general:

  1. Program introduction/overall learning objectives
  2. Applied Innovation Workshop
  3. Marketing Mini Workshop
  4. UX Mini Workshop
  5. Design Mini Workshop
  6. Special Topics/Guest Speaker Presentations

Dates 2022:

Program Intensive 1 (virtual)

Monday, August 22 – Wednesday, August 31 (10 days total). The detailed schedule will be available on LEARN.

Fall term classes

Fall term classes will begin on Wednesday, September 7th after the Labour Day Weekend.

Please continue to visit this page, as we will be posting a schedule for Program Intensive 1 here as more details become available.