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Data management system

Selecting and implementing an improved data management system will ensure that the technical side of accreditation and the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey run optimally. Stakeholders for each of these will benefit from reduced administrative workload and a system that can more effectively accommodate changes to accreditation criteria and the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey. This system will benefit multiple stakeholder groups: 

  • Higher education institutions (HEIs) and volunteers will enjoy an easier means to input data and perform other tasks
  • Engineers Canada will have a more robust, flexible, scalable, and sustainable capability to conduct the accreditation of engineering programs at HEIs
  • All stakeholders will benefit from reduced operational risk associated with existing systems, databases, and spreadsheets, as well as a reduction in duplicate data entry.

News on the data management system

June 2019

The Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey closed on June 21, 2019, marking a successful introduction of our new data management system, Tandem. Thank you to those institutions who provided data this year. The survey continues to be a critical tool for understanding the trends and composition of engineering education in Canada. If you have any feedback on your experience providing data through the survey, please get in touch with us at

May 2019

With the launch of Tandem to collect data for the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey, we’ve made several changes to survey processes and tools, as well as the content itself. We’ve compiled a list to help users better understand what’s changing and staying the same:

May 2019

May 13, 2019 marked the launch of this year’s Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey, which was particularly exciting because it also marked the first deployment of our new data management system, Tandem. To prepare for this, we’ve delivered five training sessions (two French, three English), which were attended by 78 registrants.

April 2019

Our warmest welcome goes out to M. Alain Garnier, Vice-dean Academics at the University of Laval, who joined our System Advisory Committee this month. Thank you to Marc Landry, who is stepping down for an opportunity to travel abroad. Safe travels, Marc!

April 2019

Training for Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey users has now begun and is on schedule for our survey opening date of May 13, 2019.

For more information

For more information contact Lynn Villeneuve, Manager, Accreditation at