EDT Requirements and Affiliation Details

Having an officially recognized Engineering Design Team will allow your team to gain access to many resources. To become officially recognized you must go through training courses, applications and safety training, as noted below.

Engineering Design Team Deliverables - Summary

All canvas courses and deliverables are due October 1st, 2023

One submission per design team – completed by executives

These submissions require collaboration between captains, executives and team leads to complete one submission.

All team leaders individually - executives, sub-team leads, captains

These trainings can be completed during your own time.

Engineering Team Leadership (formerly Engineering x SVPRO): Registration

All design team members (annually)

All members must complete these trainings every year.

Engineering Design Team Safety Orientation 2023 / 2024: Registration

All NEW design team members

These trainings only need to be completed once and must be completed during the Design Team onboarding process.

Designing for Everyone – EDI Training (Don't complete this if you have completed Engineering x SVPRO) Registration

General Audience Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Registration

Preventing and Addressing Workplace Bullying and Harassment Training Registration

Privacy and Information Security – Fundamentals Part 1 Registration

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the steps required to officially recognize your student group with Applied Science, including the SuperApp and mandatory trainings. Affiliated groups are eligible to receive specific resources from Applied Science and its departments.

Student Group Approval and Renewal (SuperApp)

The SuperApp is an annual application process that student groups need to complete to be affiliated with the Faculty. To be eligible to receive resources (including funding, space, training and administrative support) from APSC and its departments, student groups or clubs must complete the SuperApp and required training.


Training for Engineering Student Leaders (TESL)

The annual Training for Engineering Student Leaders (TESL), formally known as Applied Science Student Leadership Symposium (SLS), is a mandatory orientation for student leaders across Engineering. The TESL 2023 will consist of a series of online workshops tailored specifically to prepare Engineering student leaders, execs and team leads for their roles in the upcoming year.


Please contact studentgroups@apsc.ubc.ca for any registration inquiries.

Who needs to complete TESL?

  • Captains/Co-Captains
  • Safety Officers
  • Finance/Treasurers

It is mandatory for all team captains/co-captains, safety officers and finance/treasurer position holders to attend the orientation to be eligible for PAF Funding.

TESL Module Checklist - EDTS

Below is a list of Mandatory modules you must complete in the TESL course, which will be checked for completion. All other modules are encouraged or optional.

  • Completing your Faculty Affiliation Requirements
  • Engineering Team Leadership (formerly Engineering x SVPRO)
  • Finance Guiding Principles and Expenditure Guidelines
  • Sponsorships & Industry Relations
  • Communications and Media Relations
  • Engineering Design Team Trainings

Engineering Team Leadership (Engineering x SVPRO)

The Faculty of Applied Science and the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO) have collaborated on creating a tailored Engineering Team Leadership course just for you! This course covers important topics relevant for your professional development as a student leader and in industry. We are excited for you to take this brand new course, featuring relevant engineering management examples and strategies.


Engineering Team Leadership 2023-24

Who needs to complete Engineering Team Leadership?

  • Captains/Co-Captains
  • Safety Officers
  • Finance/Treasurers

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) - Designing for Everyone

Designing for everyone course was created for to be completed by all members on Engineering Design teams. The purpose of this course is to make UBC engineering a diverse and inclusive community.


Designing for Everyone – EDI

Who needs to complete EDI - DfE?

  • All NEW General Members

DfE only needs to be completed once and must be completed during the Design Team onboarding process. If you are a leader and have completed EDI Training for Executives (CBE or Engineering Team Leadership) previously you do not need to complete this course.

Safety Training

Safety is essential when designing engineering projects. APSC PD requires your entire team to take 5 courses to ensure your team is using safe practices while in the workspace.


  1. Engineering Design Team Safety Orientation (must be completed annually, starting in September)
  2. WHMIS 2015 General Audience (must be reviewed annually, starting in September. New certificate not required)
  3. Preventing & Addressing Workplace Bullying & Harassment Training (only required to be completed once)
  4. Privacy and Information Security – Fundamentals Part 1 (only required to be completed once)

Who needs to complete the Safety Training?

Everyone that is a part of an engineering design team must complete the training listed above.

  • Captains/Co-Captains
  • Safety Officers
  • Finance/Treasurers
  • General Members
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