Minor in Global Engineering

The Minor in Global Engineering is designed to train engineering students to become global citizens, skilled in meeting the challenges of a global work environment. Coursework in this minor aims at developing students' international historical, political, and cultural awareness as well as their knowledge of international business in order to succeed in the global economy. In addition to the required coursework, students must successfully complete an experience abroad prior to graduation. Experiences other than approved Study Abroad or Co-Op Abroad programs must receive prior approval from the College of Engineering Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs.

Foreign language

Foreign language is not required for the Minor in Global Engineering, but it may be required as a prerequisite to a student's experience abroad. In addition, a student can choose to apply as many as eight (8) credits of 200-level or higher foreign language toward the credit requirements for the minor.


Currently, only students enrolled in either the the College of Engineering or the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems can enroll in this minor.

Required Courses
ENGR 280Introduction to Global Engineering2.0
Select seven of the following (a minimum of one course from each of the three categories):22.0
International Business
International Business (Recommended)
International Business Law
Economic Development *
Multinational Corporations *
International Trade *
International Money and Finance *
Political Science/History
Introduction to Comparative Political Analysis
International Politics
International Organizations: The United Nations
Ethics and International Relations
International Human Rights
United States & the Third World
The European Union in World Politics
History of American Business
History of Europe in the 20th Century
Culture and Communications
International Communication
Global Ethical Issues **
Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South
Women and Society in a Global Context

Require ECON 201 and ECON 202 as pre-requisites.


Requires PHIL 105 as a prerequisite.

Note: Students may petition the College of Engineering's Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs for permission to apply other courses they believe relevant to the Minor in Global Engineering toward their credit requirements. Such requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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