Global concentration

Global engineering concentration

Program goal

To provide an integrated opportunity for students to experience engineering from a global perspective throughout their studies and provide formal recognition of these accomplishments via the completion of a concentration as noted on their transcript.

Rationale

The profession of engineering is becoming increasingly global, including geographically distributed design teams; multinational companies and operations; global customer bases and markets; regional and international standards; culturally influenced approaches to research and development; and a worldview of the environment.

As a result, there is a need for students to develop a global perspective of their technical field and profession. This new concentration program provides opportunities for engineering design on an international scale throughout the student’s undergraduate studies.

Eligibility

All engineering undergraduates in good standing are eligible to participate in this program. Students who wish to pursue this concentration should work closely with their academic adviser beginning freshman year to effectively integrate their interests and these experiences with their engineering degree requirements.

Requirements

This concentration requires completion of a minimum of 13 credits, including:

Culture/foreign language: 3 credits
HIST 1301 (3 c) Latin America History and Culture
HIST 1401 (3 c) African Peoples and Culture
SPAN 3002 (3 c) Advanced Oral Spanish Skills
Study Abroad Experiences: 3 credits
ARSC 1005 (1 c)
Cross-cultural Issues in Study Abroad
ARSC 3005 (2 c) Unpacking your Study Abroad Experience: Reflection and Discernment
GEEN 9052 Engineering International Study — Study Abroad
International Engineering Project: full-time
GEEN 4995 (3 c) Independent Study: International Engineering Project
Sample Projects
Re-design of a seating simulator for disabled South Africans (South Africa)
Monwabisi Sanitation Project (Cape Town, Khayelitsha Township, South Africa)
BIEN/COEN/CEEN/EECE/MEEN 4997 (3 c)
International Senior Design Project
Sample Projects
Humans powered sanitizer for medical equipment in the developing world; patient transporter for Africa; small scale hydro-powered water purifier for the developing world; anaerobic digester; design of low-cost, multifuel stove; snake identification system.
International Engineering Co-op/Intership Experience or International Engineering Service or Research Project: 1-3 credits
BIEN/CEEN/COEN/EECE/MEEN 4993 (0 c) International Co-op Work Period (full-time)
BIEN/CEEN/COEN/EECE/MEEN 4994 (1 c) International Co-op Grading Period

GEEN 4995 (3 c) Independent Study: International Engineering Service Project
Sample Projects
Re-design of a seating simulator for disabled South Africans (South Africa)
Monwabisi Sanitation Project (Cape Town, Khayelitsha Township, South Africa)
GEEN 4995 (3 c) Independent Study: International Engineering Research Project

Completion of these requirements will result in formal recognition of the engineering service concentration on the student’s transcript.

Contact Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Chris Perez for more information.


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