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About the Course

Part of being an effective leader is learning how to play to your strengths and overcome characteristics that don't lend to good leadership practices. During the course, you will examine your own strengths and learn ways to use them in a leadership role. Learn to manage stress and solve problems creatively. Throughout the course, you will also build a tool kit of useful techniques that you can begin using right away in your engineering career. This course is designed for engineers who are interested in and have the desire to advance into leadership and management roles. You don't need any leadership experience to do well in this course. We ask you to reflect on your personal experiences pretty often, so some work experience will help you in that aspect, but we hope that most of what you learn here will be applicable to many areas of your life. Looking to advance even further as an engineering manager & leader for Industry 4.0? Rice University's top-ranked School of Engineering now offers a Master of Engineering Management & Leadership, 100% online for your convenience. Visit to learn more....

Top reviews


May 13, 2019

Very pertinent information. Presented in a usable format. Helped me to see areas in my life that I hadn't previously considered. Revealed my blind spots and gave helpful tools to improve those areas.


Mar 28, 2021

Probably one of the best Courses I have taken till now. Engineering leadership and management is just what I was looking for to organize fast paced noisy growth in the industry.

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By Sacha P N A R

Apr 25, 2018

Interesting course with good instructor. The peer reviews are tough to pass though. Think twice if you want to pursue this course as it is not easy during the peer reviews.

By Geoff E

Aug 5, 2021

Very beneficial for developing self-awareness. Feels a little wafty in places but there is substance on the whole if you make a proper go of it.

By Tony O

Dec 7, 2016

Great course. Really good for those who want to be managers/leader, and those who are already leaders. Lots of reading required, but it is OK.

By Basel A

Aug 3, 2021

This course lets you contemplate about yourself and your characteristics. It guides on how to do journaling of your work and life.

By S B

Dec 30, 2020

I learned a lot about my self, but also wrt. methods for creativity and stress management.

By Vinod

May 31, 2020

Excellent content and narration to understand strategies more clearly and easily

By Gayatri P

Apr 7, 2021

Definitely must take this course!

By Aman S

Apr 9, 2020

The course was fullfilling.

By Pratap R

Sep 30, 2020

Nice course

By Geetha G K

Aug 25, 2021

very good

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By Said H B

Sep 7, 2021

I am excited with the course

By Geeta R

Jun 24, 2019

The suggested reading material or videos were not worth the time. Specially Ted Talks. Post which the same were covered in the course material which made me loose interest. The content needs more focus on giving a larger picture 1st and sharing only things which will be relevant and useful. It has too much information but not finished, the course lacks substance.