The certificate consists of 18 hours. Students must receive a grade of at least a C- in each course applied toward the certificate and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in the courses presented to fulfill the certificate. Students must contact the Humanitarian Engineering Certificate Committee in the Department of Mechanical Engineering to apply for the certificate in the semester in which they are completing the requirements and graduating.

The course requirements for the certificate are:

1. Three credit hours from the following list of introductory courses

  • UGS302 - Development of Moral Action
  • UGS302 - Global Indigenous Cultures
  • UGS302 - How to Change the World
  • UGS302 - Humanitarian Aid Worker Story
  • UGS302 - Language and Culture in Amazonia
  • UGS302 - Marketing for Social Profit
  • UGS302 - New World/Old World encounters
  • UGS302 - Social Entrepreneurship
  • UGS302 - Social Inequality/Educ Lat Amer
  • UGS302 - Usability and user-centered design
  • UGS302 - Globalization and Social Media
  • UGS303 - Diff Dialog: Visualizing Cuba
  • UGS303 - Diff Dialog: Cultural Identities/differences
  • UGS303 - Emerging markets
  • UGS303 - Global Inequalities & Health
  • UGS303 - Lat Amer Envir Hist/Sustainbl
  • UGS303 - Middle East Today
  • UGS303 - Our Global Backyard
  • SOC307N - Sociology of Development
  • SOC307K - Fertility and Reproduction
  • SOC308K - Social Change and the Future
  • SOC308N - Compar Relig/Politics/Culture
  • SOC319 - Intro to Social Demography
  • GRG305 - This Human World: Intro to Geography
  • GRG319 - Geography of Latin America
  • EE302 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering (with approved project)

2. Four credit hours Engineering Physics and Lab: PHY 303L and PHY103N 

3. Four credit hours humanitarian engineering project — choose one of the following

  1. Projects with Underserved Communities sequence:
    • ME279M  - Project Development with Underserved Communities
    • ME279M  - Project Design with Underserved Communities
  2. Approved project in design sequence such as ME266K and ME266P or EE464
  3. Approved independent study research project

Approval for options (b) and (c) must be obtained in advance from the Committee for the Humanitarian Engineering Certificate.

4. One credit hour seminar course:  ME179M Humanitarian Engineering Seminar

5. Three credit hours from the following list of liberal arts and communication courses

  • AFR 372D/HIS 350L Medicine in African History
  • AFR 374E/HIS 346L Modern Latin America
  • ANS 361.29/ANT 324L/RS 373M   Biomedicine, Ethics, & Cul
  • ANS 372.26 - Topic 26: Global Markets and Local Cultures
  • ANT 324L.24/AFR 372G.3 - Archaeol of African Thought
  • ANT 324L.37/AFR 374E.2 - Pol of Race/Violnc Brazil
  • ANT 324L.57/GRG 356 - Archaeol of Climate Change
  • GOV 328L - Into to Lat Amer Gov & Pol
  • GOV 337M.8 - Intnatl Politics Latin Amer
  • GRG 344K - Global Food, Farming, and Hunger GC
  • GRG 356T/HIS 363K - Mapping Latin America
  • GRG 356T - Landuse/Landcover Change Pract
  • GRG 356T - Intl Development in Africa
  • GRG356/LAS330 - Water Resources:  Lat American/Caribbean
  • GRG 357 - Medical Geography
  • SOC 321G - Global Health Issues/Systems
  • PHL 325C - Environmental Ethics
  • PHL 325M - Medicine, Ethics, and Society
  • HIS 363K/LAS366 - Politics of Food in Latin Amer
  • HIS 363K.2/LAS366.28 - Argentina:Poplsm/Insurrctn
  • HIS 364G.6/AFR374C.6/WGS - Apartheid: South Afr Hist
  • HIS 366N - Global History of Disease
  • ADV 378 - Communicating sustainability
  • CMS340K - Communication and Social Change

6. Three credit hours from the following list of engineering courses

    • ARE 323K - Project Management and Economics
    • ARE 346N - Building Environmental Systems
    • ASE 374K - Space Systems Engr Design
    • BME 344  - Biomechanics
    • BME 342 - Biomechanics of Human Movement
    • BME 358 - Medical Decision Making
    • BME 339 - Biochemical Engineering
    • BME 352 - Advanced Engineering Biomaterials
    • CE 341 - Introduction to Environmental Protection*
    • CE 342 - Water and Waste Water Treatment*
    • CE 369R - Indoor Air Quality
    • CE 377K - Designing Sustainable Nanomaterials*
    • CE 374K - Hydrology*
    • CE 364 - Design of Wastewater and Water Treatment*
    • CHE 339 - Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
    • CHE 339T - Cell and Tissue Engineering
    • CHE 341 - Design for the Environment
    • CHE 342 - Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis
    • CHE 357 - Technology and the Impact on the Environment
    • EE 374K - Biomedical Electronic Instrument Design
    • EE 374L - Applications of Biomedical Engineering
    • EE 362R - Renewable Energy and Power Systems
    • EE 362S - Development of a Solar-Powered Vehicle
    • EE 339S - Solar Energy Conversion Devices
    • ME 379M - Energy Technology and Policy
    • ME 379M - Introduction to Renewable Energy Engineering and Sustainability
    • ME 337F - Nuclear Environmental Protection
    • ME 354M - Biomechanics of Human Movement
    • ME 374S - Solar Energy Systems Design
    • ME 379M - Clinical Cardiology
    • ME 379M - Design/Control of Robots for Rehabilitation (cancelled)
    • ME 379M - Medical Device Design and Manufacture
    • ME 379M - Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy
    • ME 379M - Development of a Solar-Powered Vehicle

*Approval of instructor required for non-CE majors

Additional courses may be substituted for those listed upon approval by the advisor for Humanitarian Engineering.

For more information on the certificate, contact Dr. Janet Ellzey, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chair of the Humanitarian Engineering Certificate Committee.

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