Holistic Leadership in Engineering - Certificate

The Certificate in Holistic Leadership in Engineering provides students with a high-impact educational experience.  The certificate is earned through membership in the Zachry Leadership Program, which is a joint effort between the College of Engineering and Zachry Group.  The purpose of this program is to empower engineering students to become future leaders who are well versed in our free enterprise system, collaborative in their decision-making, and humbly self-confident in their behaviors.

The five-semester leadership program, commencing in the spring semester of the sophomore year, is designed to provide a cohort of students with a broader perspective of the world in which they will live and work.  It will give them a sense for how they will fit into this world, a deeper insight into their individual potential, engagement with industry leaders and a specific view of how they want to begin their professional careers.  Students will practice self-reflection and will have opportunities for personal growth and improvement, allowing each participant to maximize his or her potential to contribute as engineers, business professionals and engaged members of their communities.

The program admits 32 student per year based on a short-answer application, reference check, and interview. 

ENGR 251Creating a Self-Aware Leader3
ENGR 350Leading for Impact in Engineering, Business and Society3
ENGR 351The Role of Engineering and Business in Society3
ENGR 450Finding Your Leadership Qualities3
ENGR 451Leading for a Lifetime: Continual Learning and Influence3
Total Semester Credit Hours15