This certificate is intended to recognize the completion of course work, language study, and international experiences that will contribute toward the attainment of a global perspective of engineering.
The profession of engineering is becoming increasingly global, including geographically distributed design teams, multinational companies and operations, global customer bases and markets, regional and international standards, culturally influenced approaches to research and development, and a world-view of the environment. As a result, there is a need for students to develop a global perspective of their technical field and profession. The World-Class Engineer vision, developed by the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education and adopted by the College in its strategic plan for undergraduate education, underscores this aspect of professional success.
Students will enroll in the certificate program through an online request form, preferably as soon as they have decided to pursue the certificate and know what courses will be used to meet certificate requirements. Any decisions on "equivalence" in meeting the certificate requirements will be made by the engineering international programs coordinator in consultation with the Assistant Dean for Student Services. The student's academic adviser and the engineering international programs coordinator will jointly affirm the completion of the requirements and a certificate will then be issued by the College of Engineering at the time of graduation, and an indication will appear on the student's transcript signifying completion of the program.
An overview of the International Engineering Certificate [PDF] is available for a one-page description of certificate requirements.