Ivanhoe International Center
Surbeck Center Lower Level
Well prepared engineers and scientists must possess skills and attitudes needed for working on multidisciplinary teams that are increasingly multicultural and global in nature. 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 country or culture that is significantly different than their own, including Native American communities. 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 South Dakota 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 Global Engineering and Science Minor application form or 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) credit 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 country or culture, including Native American reservations.) The design, research, or capstone activity must be pre-approved by the program coordinator and a technical advisor.