Schedule

Candidates complete their core GIEL requirements during one calendar year, as detailed below. At the end of the core GIEL requirements, candidates earn a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership and the prestigious title of “Gordon Fellow.”

Fall Semester (September – December)

  • Classes held on main campus
  • Tuesdays (4:00pm-8:30pm) and Thursdays (4:00pm-8:30pm)
  • Occasionally, special events will be held outside of class schedule. Advance notice will be given.

Spring Semester (January – April)

  • Classes held on main campus.
  • Tuesdays (4:00pm-8:30pm) and Thursdays (4:00pm-8:30pm)
  • Occasionally, special events will be held outside of class schedule. Advance notice will be given.

Summer Semester (May – July)

  • No on-campus class sessions
  • Participate in weekly online Challenge Project Webinars
  • Return to campus in July to present Challenge Project to Faculty Committee

Candidates who pursue GIEL as part of a Master of Science degree can complete their additional technical coursework during the same year or after completing the core GIEL curriculum.  Upon completion of the additional technical coursework, candidates earn a Master of Science in their designated engineering discipline.

Work-School-Life Balance

GIEL is designed for students employed in industry, and the vast majority of participants work full-time while pursuing the degree.

Most employers view GIEL as an important investment that they make on behalf of their participating candidates.  To help maintain work-school-life balance and ensure the greatest return on investment from the Challenge Project experience, some organizations offer a reduced/adjusted work schedule to account for time spent in classes or working on the Challenge Project.

GIEL encourages all organizations and candidates to communicate about work expectations and schedules as part of the onboarding process for the program.

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