The College of Engineering offers two academic minors and a co-curricular program to complement our undergraduate engineering degrees.
The International Minor addresses the need for engineers who can combine technical expertise with international understanding. The International Minor requirements include foreign language proficiency, coursework on non-U.S. countries, intercultural communication skills, and global trends in engineering and business. Student must also pursue practical overseas experience through study, work or volunteer abroad. The minor requires 16-20 credits to complete, depending on the foreign language elected.
The Multidisciplinary Design Minor allows undergraduate students to obtain a significant hands-on experience of the design process working on a real project for an actual customer. The minor is available to students in Engineering, Business, Art & Design, Architecture, and Literature, Science & the Arts. The minor requires a total of 15 credits. The MD Minor incorporates practical teamwork skills with classroom learning, culminating in a 7 credit intensive, hands-on Major design project. Projects may come from many sources including industrially sponsored
project and student competition teams and student organizations.
Undergraduate engineering students are able to study business methods associated with writing business plans, obtaining venture capital and other funding, intellectual property, etc. The Program in Entrepreneurship requires at least 9 credits of business related courses and seminars.
Undergraduate engineering students can learn how to measure financial, environmental and \social aspects of sustainability and learn to design sustainable products, processes, services, and systems. The Program in Sustainable Engineering requires at least 9 credits of sustainability coursework: 6 inside CoE and 3 outside CoE.