A.James Clark School of Engineering (ENGR)
1131 Glenn L Martin Hall, 301-405-0234
The U.S. engineer of the future will need the knowledge, skills and abilities to help find solutions to a variety of concerns such as poverty, environmental problems, transportation issues, and security. The Minor in International Engineering prepares engineering students to practice engineering in a global economy by contributing to a greater understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, political, and societal contexts. The requirements are designed to provide for the acquisition of knowledge and practical skills pertaining to engaging in cross-cultural business situations in the engineering and technology fields; direct experience with the study and practice of engineering in a foreign country; and an increased knowledge base related to the country or region where the student gains his/her global experience. Students interested in completing this minor program should contact the MIE advisor in the Clark School for advisement. Students who successfully complete the requirements for a Minor will have the accomplishment noted on their transcript.
The "Minor in International Engineering" requires 15-18 credits allowing flexibility to accommodate 4-6 credit language classes.
International Business Cultures for Engineering & Technology (ENES472) [3 credits]
Global Studies Minor Program Signature Course [3 credits] (see MIE advisor for the approved list of courses)
MIE electives chosen in consultation with the minor advisor and related to a student’s location for his/her international engineering experience (3-9 credits): ENES474 Global Perspectives of Engineering) and/or foreign language, culture studies, internationally-related studies or international engineering-related courses.
International engineering experience (0-6 credits): study abroad, research abroad, service learning, or internship. Up to six (6) credits of engineering courses completed as part of an engineering study abroad program may count to fulfill requirements for the minor and may also apply to the student’s engineering major.
A maximum of six credits may count toward the student's engineering major.
A maximum of six credits completed abroad may count toward the minor.
A minimum of nine credits must be completed at the 300-level or above and at least six of those credits must be resident credits at the University of Maryland.
All courses counted toward the minor must be completed with a "C-" or better.
Contact the minor advisor, Ramsey Jabaji ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), or visit the web at www.ursp.umd.edu/international/index.html for more information.
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