Global Engineering Leadership Minor

The minor in Global Engineering Leadership is the newest track within the Institute’s Leadership Studies Program. The Global Engineering Leadership minor is offered through the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering but is open to all College of Engineering majors. The objective of this minor is to help create engineer-leaders who have the technical expertise, global awareness, and leadership skills to solve 21st century societal grand challenges.

The minor will help students develop the following skills:

  • Knowledge and Application of Leadership Principles
  • Engineering Problem-Solving
  • Interpersonal Skills:  communication, collaboration, ethical decision making, and management
  • Conceptual Skills: systems-level thinking and analysis involving the global grand challenges
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness

The courses in the global engineering minor will prepare students to lead in engineering and technology fields, the private-sector, government agencies, and humanitarian organizations.

APPLY TO MINOR IN LEADERSHIP STUDIES

 

Requirements

You must have completed 30 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater to enroll in the minor.

  1. PUBP 4140: Foundations of Leadership (3 hrs)
  2. CEE 4000*: Global Engineering Leadership and Management (3 hrs)
  3. At least 9 hours from these approved courses:
  4. INTN 3011: Global Engineering Leadership Experience
  5. Attend the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • For required or recommended courses to count toward your minor, you must earn a "C" or better.
  • Your GPA for those courses you wish to count for the minor must be 2.75 or greater.
  • CEE 4803 course numbers are subject to change.

 

Grand Challenges Scholar Program

By completing the Global Engineering Leadership Minor, you will automatically fulfill the requirements for the College of Engineering's Grand Challenges Scholar Program. Upon graduation, you will receive a certificate that shows you have obtained the Grand Challenges Scholar designation.

Funding for Travel

Global Engineering Leadership Minor students may apply for Mundy funding to cover travel in one of the grand challenge courses, and travel in a global practicum experience.

 

Suggested Course Schedule

Wondering how to fit the minor courses into your program of study? Use the schedule below to help you plan your schedule.

  FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER SUMMER SEMESTER
FIRST YEAR

Foundations of Leadership

Global Engineering Leadership and Management

Environmental Technology in the Developing World

OR

Construction Management and Megaprojects
(Technical Elective)

Sustainable Transportation Abroad
(Early Summer)

OR

International Disaster Reconnaissance Studies
(Late Summer)

(Technical Elective)

SECOND YEAR

Sustainable Cities

Environmental Technology in the Developing World

OR

Construction Management and Megaprojects
(Technical Elective)

Global Engineering Experience

  • Work Abroad
  • Research Abroad
  • Study Abroad