Leadership Development for Engineers Specialization
Become an Effective Engineering Leader . Advance your engineering career into leadership and management roles.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
You will complete a series of self-assessments that culminate in a reflection paper where you examine the implications of your results and how they effect your leadership style, you will conduct an engineer interview where will you will gain a perspective on what it is like to be an engineering leader and you will create a leadership development plan: a set of goals that you can begin working on immediately to improve your leadership skills.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
Rice University is consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. and the top 100 in the world. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
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Can I take the course for free?
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
There are 3 courses in this Specialization. Based on a weekly commitment of 3-5 hours, you should be able to and aim to complete one module per week. Self Awareness should take 5 weeks and Managing Relationships and Action Planning should each take 4 weeks.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No specific background is required—this Specialization is ideal for professional engineers who are interested in advancing into leadership and management roles.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We highly recommend that you take the courses in the following order: Self Awareness, Managing Relationships, Action Planning.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
In this Specialization, you will develop awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and you will learn to leverage your strengths and control for your weaknesses when you are placed in charge of a team or project. You will learn how to set up a creative environment for your team, and how to motivate each team member to reach his or her potential.
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