Digital Transformation | Certificate Program

Be a leader of change. Technology is advancing at a rapid pace. Are you ready?

Program length Session start date Format Program fees
8 weeks

You will receive 40 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours upon successful completion of the course.

TBD Virtual instructor-led with synchronous and asynchronous learning $2,195 + HST
  • UWaterloo Almuni Price (Special Pricing): $1,775.00

University of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering LogoThis eight–week course, developed in partnership with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and the Faculty of Engineering, addresses the impact that information technology is having on our workforce. Those who influence, lead, or practice digital transformation in their workplaces need to understand the opportunities that can bring value to their organization. In this course, you will discover new technologies and develop a plan for their integration in your workplace.

Who should enrol

  • Professionals who are influencing or leading digital transformations at their organization
  • Project managers, product managers, operations managers
  • Technicians and technologists
  • Business and technology leaders seeking to innovate or adopt new technologies for their organization

What you will learn

  • Examine the impact that information technology will have on your future career.
  • Assess emerging digital opportunities and organizational fit to support project management.
  • Contribute to the success of digital transformation by understanding the common challenges organizations face and sharing your solutions.
  • Lead innovation and continuous improvement activities, utilizing a range of practical tools and techniques.
  • Develop a comprehensive plan to guide your organization's digital transformation.

Your instructor

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Peter Carr | Continuing Lecturer, University of Waterloo

Peter Carr is a continuing lecturer in the Department of Management Sciences. His interests focus on the use of technology in business and society and include technology innovation and entrepreneurship, the strategic management of technology, project management, the use of social media to improve business performance, technology in developing countries, the social impact of information technology, and online learning.

Peter also works on the use of technology in developing countries. Most recently this has included the creation of the Technology Enabled Education Resource Library, with Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and previously in over 20 projects with NetHope and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He was the Technical Editor of the book “PMP Professional Study Guide, 3rd edition” by Joseph Phillips (McGraw Hill, 2009). He has taught Project Management and Operations Management courses internationally, and has been featured in case studies by Microsoft and Blackberry. He has created two project management based online simulations. He recently completed work on a report on digital transformation in the manufacturing sector in Canada.



For the duration of the program, the instructor offers individual 1:1 coaching to each participant in addition to the scheduled program sessions.

Course details

Ontario Engineering Academy - 40 CPD HoursManaging change is more important than ever and disruptive innovations continue to shape our world. According to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report 2020, 85 million jobs may be displaced due to the division of labour between humans and machines, but 97 million new roles could emerge that are more adapted to this new division of labour.

This 40–hour course starts with a one-hour live orientation session. Each week, students will complete four hours of independent work online and participate in one-hour live sessions via Zoom every Tuesday at noon. Attendance requirement: It is highly recommended that participants attend live sessions but it is not required. Live sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing.

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"We can see how the use of computers, the use of data, and the use of technology has influenced the disciplines of engineering and how we impart knowledge to students."

Mary Wells, PhD, PEng
Dean of Engineering
University of Waterloo


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