Global Engineering Minors / Concentrations

Global Engineering Concentration

The aim of this concentration is to provide opportunities for students to broaden their experience of other cultures while simultaneously progressing towards qualification as a professional engineer. The ability to understand and appreciate other cultural perspectives is significantly enhanced by living within another culture and such an experience will both improve the employability and effectiveness of engineering graduates in the global economy.

For more information see the full course description: Department of Mechanical Engineering - Global Engineering Concentration (.pdf)

ICT for Development and the ICT Global Corps (ICT4D)

This specialization focuses on the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in fostering economic, social, and environmental change in developing countries. Students in this program will gain a theoretical and practical background in the challenges and opportunities for deploying ICT infrastructure to enhance development. The program culminates in a field-based experience where students will implement an innovative ICT project in a developing country as part of an education abroad program, or will execute a project in a rural region or an underprivileged urban region of the United States.

To learn more about this specialization see this webpage: http://www.egr.msu.edu/ICT