STEPping up: how ISTEP plans to shape the next generation of engineering leaders

A major shift is underway in the engineering profession. While technical competencies remain paramount, engineering employers are increasingly seeking candidates who demonstrate strong leadership potential, the ability to communicate effectively, and an aptitude for collaborating with colleagues of diverse skill sets and backgrounds.

The Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice (ISTEP) is developing best practices and novel solutions to prepare students for success in an increasingly global, modern workplace.

“The expectations of our engineers are greater than ever before,” said Professor Greg Evans, interim director of ISTEP. “That’s why we need to develop a more holistic engineer.”

The first institute of its kind in Canada, ISTEP draws on a long history of innovation in engineering education at U of T Engineering, incorporating programs such as:

Read more about ISTEP HERE.


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