Preparing future engineers

The first of its kind in Canada, ISTEP brings together existing initiatives, academic programming, scholarship and people from across the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering to create a vibrant ecosystem for instruction innovation

Engineering Leadership

ISTEP supports the integration of leadership and team-learning into core courses across U of T Engineering

Engineering Communication

ISTEP works with many course instructors, starting right in first year, to provide you with a solid foundation in the principles of effective communication

Engineering Socio-Technical Thinking

ISTEP is passionate about sociotechnical theory and engineering ethics. We’re excited to explore this dimension of engineering with you

Engineering Business & Entrepreneurship

ISTEP faculty research and teach engineering business practices and support the integration of economics, entrepreneurship and business instruction in U of T Engineering curriculum


Engineering Education

The Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education is an interdisciplinary initiative designed for students who are interested in pursuing courses and research in engineering education

ISTEP Research

Through our research we are reimagining the domain of 21st century engineering and the identity of modern engineers. Our core research activities fall into three major interrelated areas: Engineering Education, Transdisciplinary Competencies, and Engineering Practice

Designing the Future

U of T Engineering Impact Report 2022

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ISTEP faculty member Professor Elham Marzi discusses innovations in engineering education on Tell Me More: Coffee with Chris Yip, the official podcast of U of T Engineering.