The Gordon Center will select promising students to become Undergraduate and Graduate Gordon Scholars based, in particular, on demonstrated engineering leadership.
The Gordon Scholars program is a one year program that requires time commitment in order to engage in the required Gordon Scholar meetings, courses, trainings, workshops, the Think Tank, and complete a challenge project. All requirements must be met in order to earn the Certificate of Engineering Leadership at the time of graduation.
Please see application checklist, program at a glance and requirements below.
All applicants to the Gordon Scholars program are required to apply online.
The selection process will include review of the submitted applications by the Gordon Center Advisory Board, a video interview, and a subsequent recommendation by the Advisory Board to the Gordon Center Director, who will make the final admissions decisions.
To apply, please complete the following steps:
Any additional general questions about the program or questions regarding your application submission email us at: GordonCenter@eng.ucsd.edu
Completion of an Engineering degree is required to receive a leadership certificate.
ENG 100 B (Undergraduate Requirement) Introduction to theory and practice of team engineering, including temperament and work styles; stages of team development; project management; communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills; creativity; leadership; social entrepreneurship; and ethics.
ENG 211 (Graduate Requirement) This course is designed to teach leadership in teaching and learning at the college/university level. Students will learn through readings on engineering leadership, proposal development, ethics, and cognitive science, and thorough practical experience writing and developing course and project development plans.
LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Application Practice) are hands-on activity sessions where leadership is put into practice.
Requirements: 8 - 10 Sessions (2 hours each)
Technical Project in which you take a leadership role providing value to an academic or private sponsor.
Requirements: Hours Vary – Must complete by week 10 of spring quarter
Seminars focus on a particular topic and include a keynote presentation from an engineer leader. Forums highlight the individual journey of driven engineers who have emerged as technical leaders.
Requirements: 2 Per Year
Collaborative and tailored hands-on leadership training events that focus on a particular topic.
Requirements: 2 Per Year
Panel discussions, networking, tutorials, innovation presentations, and workshops.
Required for Graduates
Optional for Undergraduates