Global Academic Focus (Minor/Certificate)

South Dakota Mines offers a Global Engineering & Science Minor and a Global Engineering & Science Certificate for all engineering and science majors.

Well-prepared engineers and scientists 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, 75% 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 your understanding of the influence of social, economic, business, and political issues on global engineering and science activities. Earning the global engineering and science minor or certificate will provide evidence to employers that you have taken initiative to begin learning the unique issues and challenges of engineering and science endeavors in a global context.

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/research activity or science research/capstone 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 and science teams, and in anticipating the impacts of today’s international affairs on the engineering and science industry.


Global Engineering & Science Minor

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

Program Contact: Ms. Suzi Aadland, Director, Ivanhoe International Center     
Office: Lower Level Surbeck Center    
Phone: (605) 394-6884 
Email: International@sdsmt.edu
Program Information Sheet: Global Engineering & Science Minor
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Global Engineering & Science Certificate

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

Program Coordinator: Ms. Suzi Aadland, Director, Ivanhoe International Center
Office: Lower Level Surbeck Center
Phone: (605) 394-6884     
Email: International@sdsmt.edu
Program Information Sheet: Global Engineering & Science Certificate
(Download form and save to your computer)

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Ivanhoe International Center
South Dakota Mines
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Email: International@sdsmt.edu
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
WhatsApp and Google: 1.605.388.2003
Skype: sdsmt.international

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