IPS255 - Interpersonal Skills in the Engineering Workplace

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Subject Title
Interpersonal Skills in the Engineering Workplace

Subject Description
This subject provides an opportunity for students to gain an appreciation for, and an understanding of, the importance of dealing effectively with others. The course introduces students to the need for effective interpersonal skills to enhance their career success and contribute to creating a positive workplace environment. It also addresses the fundamentals of engineering ethics, as well as the impact of engineering on society and the environment.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Electromechanical Engineering Technology - Automation, Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences, Building Systems Engineering Technician, Electronics Engineering Technician, Civil Engineering Technology, Civil  Engineering Technician programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1.  Identify interpersonal skills to discuss their value in the workplace.
  2.  Assess developmental needs for interpersonal skills to set goals for improvement.
  3.  Compare interpersonal skills practised in traditional and digital modes within the communication process.
  4.  Apply strategies to foster teamwork in the workplace.
  5. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills strategies to advance career development.
  6.  Use strategies to develop self-confidence and effective leadership skills.
  7.  Apply ethical engineering practices to demonstrate professional, environmental, social and moral responsibility.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.