Innovation, Technology and Society Graduate Certificate
Note: Admissions have been suspended.
- Bachelor's degree in any academic discipline, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits.
9 credits – Theory Core Courses
ENCS 6041 - Creativity, Innovation, and Critical Thinking (4 credits)
ENCS 6042 - Communication Techniques for the Innovation Process (4 credits)
ENCS 6043 - Seminar in Innovation Process (1 credit)
6 credits – Practicum
ENCS 6044 - Practicum in Innovation Process (6 credits)
The graduate certificate can be completed within an academic year.
Courses: Candidates in the graduate certificate must take nine credits of core theory courses and six credits of practicum. Core courses that have been credited to another degree must be replaced by other courses acceptable under that degree program.
Performance: Students who have completed the nine core credits will be assessed before admission to ENCS 6044, Practicum in Innovation Process.
- Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
Program Specific Regulations. An Assessment Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.70 based on a minimum of 8 credits is required.
- Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limit requirements.
- Graduation: To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.
ENCS 6043 Seminar in Innovation Process (1 credit)
Prerequisites or co-requisites: ENCS 6041 and ENCS 6042. Registration is restricted to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Innovation, Technology and Society.
The seminar integrates theoretical concepts in innovation and communication processes in preparation for projects in the certificate practicum.
ENCS 6044 Practicum in Innovation Process (6 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCS 6041, ENCS 6042 and ENCS 6043. Registration is restricted to students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Innovation, Technology and Society.
The practicum takes place in the Concordia District 3 Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Students develop innovation projects under the supervision of academic advisors and District 3 instructional personnel. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.