ENG 177: Leadership

In this course, students will learn about the concepts of communication leadership, presentation skills, and resolving interpersonal conflicts.


Course Information

Engineering leaders need to be technically proficient and knowledgeable. But the greatest leaders in engineering possess more than technical expertise to turn their ambitions and aspirations into reality. They display emotional intelligence, curiosity, a collaborative spirit, and a dedication to communicating their objectives and opinions clearly and concisely. This course will focus on building leadership skills through practice and peer-evaluation in a friendly, constructive atmosphere. Particular attention will be given to written and spoken communications, constructive dispute resolution, personal initiative, and entrepreneurial development.

Student Perspective: “It’s a class everyone should take. It’s preparing you well for all the projects to come. It might lead you to take a leadership class at the Leadership Center. It gives you a good foundation to grow your skills. If someone has a different idea from you, [it teaches you] to how to incorporate their ideas instead of arguing.”