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2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Engineering Certificate

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Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Benning
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil/Mechanical 241
(605) 394-2425
E-mail: Jennifer.Benning@sdsmt.edu


Program Information

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.

Certificate Requirements

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.)

Cross Cultural Communication

Students must complete 3 credits from the following list of courses to expand their understanding of human nature, social systems, or cross cultural communication in a global context.

Cross Cultural Teamwork or Project Management

Students must complete 3 credits from the following courses to improve their understanding in cross cultural teamwork or project management.

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