Dec 04, 2020  
2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Engineering and Science Minor

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Contact Information

Ivanhoe International Center
Surbeck Center Lower Level
(605) 394-6884

Program Information

Many engineers and scientists encounter projects in unfamiliar cultures and work on multinational/multicultural teams. The Minor in Global Engineering and Science provides cross cultural insight and experience that will increase the ability of engineers and scientists to work successfully on projects and teams in other countries and cultures. Students learn intercultural communication and teaming skills, and then complete a cross cultural design, research, or capstone project while working on multinational/multicultural teams, or by working on a project in a different country or culture, such as a Native American community. This minor will more fully prepare graduates as global professionals and provide evidence to employers of the ability to understand client expectations and unspoken priorities and select appropriate and indigenous technology.

Students from any discipline at the School of Mines may pursue the Minor in Global Engineering and Science by completing eighteen (18) credit hours of coursework as described below.

Students must complete the Notification of Intent to Seek a Minor form, with appropriate signatures and turn it into the Registrar’s Office by the beginning of the first semester of the senior year. Students must complete a three (3) cross cultural design, research, or capstone activity (e.g., an approved design, science research, or capstone project; co-op; or engineering design, research, or capstone course in a foreign culture or country.) The design, research, or capstone activity must be pre-approved by the program coordinator and a technical advisor.

Cross-Cultural Engineering Design

Select three (3) credits from the list below:

Cross-Cultural Teamwork and Project Management

Students will be required to select six (6) credits from the list below to improve cross-cultural teamwork or project management.  Two or more different prefixes are required.

Cross-Cultural Understanding and Communication

Students will be required to select nine (9) elective credit hours that expand the understanding of human nature, social systems, cross cultural communication in, or engineering practices in a global context*

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