Course Descriptions

Applied Science, Faculty of Applied Science

APPP: Applied Science Professional Platform

APPP 501 (1.5) Project Management and Leadership
Leading complex multidisciplinary projects through management processes; project management frameworks, standards; core management processes of planning, scheduling, estimating, survey of communication, risk, and management issues; case studies in industry-relevant project management.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the Master of Engineering Leadership Professional Program.
APPP 502 (1.5) Sustainability and Leadership
Skills for leading change that influence triple-bottom-line; sustainability, change agent systems thinking; awareness and perspective for engagement and communication; adaptive leadership; change dynamics; cases studies in organizational and social change.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the Master of Engineering Leadership Professional Program.
APPP 503 (1.5) Organizational Leadership
Behavior of people and groups and its application to management and leadership within professional organizations; motivation, group dynamics, and organizational structure; leadership styles and effectiveness; assessing organizational effectiveness.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the Master of Engineering Leadership Professional Program.
APPP 504 (3) Business Acumen for Technical Leaders
Opportunity to tackle real-world problems in high-performing teams and present targeted solutions for assessment. Managerial accounting; strategy and performance; market evaluation; operations management; negotiations and contract management; business-case building; valuation.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the Master of Engineering Leadership Professional Program.
APPP 507 (1.5) Professional Communication
Written and oral communication in professional engineering environments; principles and application of communication theory in the technical professional workplace.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the Master of Engineering Leadership Professional Program.
APPP 515 (3) Reliability Engineering and System Safety
Reliability, maintainability, and availability of systems, failures models and probabilistic risk analysis, failure mode effect analysis, fault tree analysis and event tree analysis, reliability and system improvement using design of experiments, Taguchi-based methods, quality function deployment. Credit will be granted for only one of APPP 515, ENGR 415 or ENGR 515.

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