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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

October 2020

As part of the Accountability in Accreditation Evaluation Strategy, regulators and those programs who received accreditation decisions in June have been asked to provide feedback on the accreditation system. This feedback will be synthesized into the annual Accountability in Accreditation report. The first report is expected to be released in the fall of 2021.

July 2020

This year’s Enrolment and Degrees Awarded Survey data entry period has closed, and we want to offer a big thank you to everyone who participated. The data will now be aggregated and analyzed by Engineers Canada and subsequently be used to create the 2019 Canadian Engineering for Tomorrow report.

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.