Global Academic Focus (Minor/Certificate)

SD Mines offers a Global Engineering Minor and a Global Engineering Certificate for all engineering majors.

Well-prepared engineers must possess skills and attitudes needed for working on multidisciplinary teams that are increasingly multicultural and global in nature. In a survey of employers recruiting on campus, 68% said that competence in cultural and global diversity was important for career success in their organizations. This global academic focus will prepare you to work effectively in unfamiliar cultures, on multinational teams, and expand understanding of the influence of social, economic, business, and political issues on global engineering activities. Earning the global engineering minor or certificate will provide evidence to employers that you have taken initiative to begin learning the unique issues and challenges of global engineering.

An immersion experience in a different culture is the most effective way to learn to meet cross-cultural challenges in the areas of communication, values, beliefs, politics, language, and ethics. To gain this experience, you will complete an engineering project in a culture that is significantly different from your own. The project will advance your potential to succeed on projects in different cultures, in multinational and multidisciplinary engineering teams, and in anticipating the impacts of today’s international affairs on the engineering industry.


Global Engineering Minor

Students from any engineering discipline at SD Mines may pursue a minor in global engineering by completing 18 credit hours of coursework as described in the program information sheet.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Benning, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: Civil/Mechanical 241
Phone: (605) 394-2425
Email: Jennifer.Benning@sdsmt.edu
Program Information Sheet: Global Engineering Minor

Global Engineering Certificate

Students from any engineering discipline at SD Mines may pursue a certificate in global engineering by completing 11 credit hours of coursework as described in the program information sheet.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Jennifer Benning, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: Civil/Mechanical 241
Phone: (605) 394-2425
Email: Jennifer.Benning@sdsmt.edu
Program Information Sheet: Global Engineering Certificate

For More Information

about Study Abroad contacting the Ivanhoe International Center (located lower Surbeck Center)
605.394.6884
international@sdsmt.edu