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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 2020

All institutions have now received access to the 2020 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey in Tandem. Data entry is open until July 14, 2020. If you need assistance in completing the survey, our team is ready to help. Please email us at

June 2020

On May 20, we launched the 2020 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey (EDAS). The EDAS is an annual survey of Canada's undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs that helps us assess trends in enrolment and degrees awarded over a five-year period. The results highlight enrolment trends by discipline and institution, as well as the number of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees awarded each year. The survey will remain open until July 14 and institutions will use Tandem, Engineers Canada’s data management system, to enter their data.

April 2020

Following last year’s delivery of the Enrolment and Degrees Awarded survey using Tandem, Engineers Canada collected feedback from users and the Engineering Deans Canada (EDC), wit the goal of making the survey as clear as possible for end users. Additionally, we have consulted with the EDC on an ongoing basis regarding potential improvements we could make to the survey. We’ve now implemented several changes around survey content and instructions and have made the full list available.

March 2020

Preparation is well under way for the 2020 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey, and we are continuing to work with Engineering Deans Canada to incorporate improvements based on the feedback we received after the last survey cycle. Please note: if you have not yet sent us the contact information for people who will be entering data for the survey, this is your final call. Please email us the contact information at

February 2020

It is time to start planning for the 2020 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey (which captures data from 2019). Like last year, we will be using our new data management system, Tandem, to collect data from participating institutions. We heard from institutions that the timelines we used in 2019 were preferred over previous years and therefore, below you will find the preliminary milestones for the 2020 Enrolment and Degrees Awarded survey: