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Ethics and Policy for Technological Innovation Certificate

The Ethics and Policy for Technological Innovation Certificate (EPTIC) is a concurrent certificate that is available to any student in an undergraduate degree program, and may be completed as part of a student’s elective credit. 

EPTIC is designed to prepare undergraduate students from health science, engineering, business, humanities, science, and social science to work together on teams to identify and resolve the ethical, institutional, and policy challenges posed by novel technologies that are highly promising but also potentially socially disruptive. 

The Certificate will recognize students for having gained core subject matter competencies and experience that significantly enhance their ability to work together and communicate effectively as members of such interdisciplinary research teams.

The Certificate comprises 15 units (5 courses total). Four of the courses (12 units) in this sequence of courses will prepare the student for the certificate’s culminating fifth course (3 units), a 4th year seminar (PHILOS 4V03) in which students will work together on interdisciplinary teams under the direction of faculty and staff associated with the McMaster University Institute for Ethics and Policy Innovation (IEPI).