Certificate in Foundations of Digital Innovation

Offered by:  Faculty of Computer Science

Coordinator: Dr. Vlado Keselj, Director of MDI, vlado@cs.dal.ca


This certificate recognizes a student’s ability to appreciate the implications of technology in areas of management and law and to apply that technology in a way that transforms the operations of an organization. It represents the completion of the Master of Digital Innovation (MDI) core courses as a stepping stone towards the completion of the full MDI program.

Following this certificate, students will expand on their base knowledge through their electives and, depending on the student, through another MDI specialization certificate.

1) Manage change engendered by digital innovation;

2) Apply ethical guidelines and principles in the context of technology-based innovation;

3) Develop knowledge to assess, acquire and maintain data for the purpose of decision-making; and

4) Innovate using digital technology.

Admission Requirements / Eligibility:

Students must be registered in the Master of Digital Innovation (MDI) program to be eligible for this certificate.

Certificate Requirements:

Elective Group 1 (Pick 3 credit hours from the following courses):

ECMM 6000.03

HINF 6101.03

DGIN 5201.03

Elective Group 2 (Pick 6 credit hours from the following courses):

DGIN 5100.03

DGIN 5200.03

DGIN 5300.03

DGIN 5400.03

Application of Credit Hours Towards Other Degree Requirements:

Courses completed as part of this certificate may be double-counted towards the requirements of the MDI degree, subject to approval by the student’s supervisor and graduate coordinator in their primary degree program. Courses not approved to count towards the primary degree requirements will result in additional tuition fees on a per-course fee basis.