Humanitarian Engineering Certificate
This program is available at the following location:
This certificate is available as a standalone program.
The Humanitarian Engineering Undergraduate Certificate provides multidisciplinary academic coursework for students interested in the application of engineering, science, and technology-based solutions to global development challenges such as access to basic resources (e.g., clean water, clean energy), improved quality of life, and increased ability to earn a livelihood particularly in rural, resource-limited or low-to-middle income settings. A core of coursework in humanitarian engineering, science and technology (HEST) is required. Both in the core coursework and in the electives, there is an emphasis on context including social, cultural, economic, resource, political, and environmental.
Certificate Code: C302
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Use knowledge, diverse cultural frames of reference, and alternate perspectives to think critically and solve problems.
- Apply systems thinking, interdisciplinary approaches, or an understanding of context (economic, environmental, sociocultural) to the analysis of a HEST problem.
- Analyze relationships among science, technology, and society in the development of solutions to local or global problems.
- Demonstrate engagement with local or global community through service-learning, international study/work, or other community engagement.
Requirements include the completion of:
- 12 credits of required courses
- 13 credits of elective courses in any of the tracks listed
- A minimum of 2 credits of guided experiential learning
It is recommended that students have satisfactorily completed MTH 111Z or other college-level algebra course.
|ANTH 201/HEST 201||INNOVATION FOR SOCIAL IMPACT||3|
|HEST 320||*ENGINEERING FOR GLOBAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS||3|
|HEST 412||MULTIDISCIPLINARY CASE STUDIES IN HUMANITARIAN ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY||3|
|HEST 462||SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELING FOR HUMANITARIAN ENGINEERING||3|
|Select a minimum of 13 credits in any of the following tracks:||13|
|*ANTHROPOLOGY OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT|
|SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES|
|*SUSTAINABILITY FOR THE COMMON GOOD|
|*POPULATION, CONSUMPTION, AND ENVIRONMENT|
|INTEGRATED POLICY: FOOD, ENERGY, WATER, CLIMATE|
|Public Health Track|
|*ANTHROPOLOGY AND GLOBAL HEALTH|
|*GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH|
|*FAMILIES AND POVERTY|
|Project Management Track|
|*INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY|
|^MANAGING ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY|
|GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: USING DATA TO INFORM DECISIONS|
|*TEAM AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP|
|INTRODUCTION TO NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT|
|Guided Experiential Learning|
|Select a minimum of 2 credits from the following courses:||2-4|
|HOUSEHOLD ENERGY IN GUATEMALA: BACKGROUND|
and HOUSEHOLD ENERGY IN GUATEMALA: APPLICATIONS
|*INTRO TO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY-BASED DESIGN|
or ENGR 416
|^ENGINEERING CAPSTONE DESIGN II|
|CO-DESIGN FOR DEVELOPMENT: A REMOTE COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCE|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Certificate Code: C302