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, or Electronics 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.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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 Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.