Dr. Jennifer Benning
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Many engineers encounter projects in unfamiliar cultures and work on multinational teams. The Certificate in Global Engineering provides cross cultural insight and experience that will increase the ability of engineers to work on projects and teams in other countries and cultures. Students learn advanced intercultural communication and teaming skills, and then complete a cross cultural design project while working on multinational teams, or by working on a project in Latin America, Asia or Africa or in a Native American community for example.
Students from any engineering discipline at the School of Mines may pursue the Certificate in Global Engineering by completing 9 credit hours of coursework as described below.
Cross Cultural Engineering Design
Students must complete a 3 credit cross cultural engineering design activity (e.g., an approved design project, co-op, or engineering design course in a foreign culture or country.)