The College of Engineering has developed an online, asychronous, discussion-based, non-credit course that allows students to meet the requirement for 6 hours of discussion-based training. This online class is the recommended method of completing discussion-based training for all new engineering graduate students starting in Fall 2020 or later. The class is designed to complement the first year CITI modules, and focuses on one topic per week for a total of four weeks. This class is run through D2L (Desire2Learn, the MSU course management system) and is offered twice a year. New graduate students are generally enrolled automatically by their departments during their first semester (fall or spring). Other graduate students who wish to take this course should watch for enrollment instructions for the spring semester offering.
In addition to taking this online course through the College of Engineering, graduate students may meet discussion-based training requirements in the following ways: