Undergraduate

Undergraduates who are interested in facets of global engineering have several options, depending on their major.

What is meant by global engineering?

In recognition that all engineering has global impact, we focus on building students' capacity to work in an international team from within an office located domestically or internationally. These work environments necessitate that students understand multinational contexts as well as local office and nongovernmental agency contexts, and that they can make decisions in often complex and uncertain circumstances. Engineers will also be required to work with colleagues from around the world to find locally appropriate solutions to global issues such as climate change, crumbling urban infrastructure, and the need to find adequate water and food supplies for a growing world population.

Can I major in global engineering?

No. There is no free-standing major in Global Engineering. Students must enroll in a degree program offered by the College of Engineering and Applied Science. See the College's Engineering Program Options website for complete details about majors that we offer. 

Can I minor in global engineering?

Yes! Any student who is enrolled in a degree program within the College of Engineering and Applied Science may choose to complete the new Minor in Global Engineering.  Check out the Global Engineering Minor website for details. 

What's the difference between global engineering and engineering for developing communities?

Developing communities are one facet of the global environment in which engineers work.

What's the EDC undergraduate option in Environmental Engineering?

Please see the Environmental Engineering Program advisor, Ms. Joanne Uleau, to discuss the EDC option in the undergraduate Environmental Engineering Program.