International Engineering - Certificate
Todays’ engineering industry is global and interconnected with supply, demand and service providers being located around the world. An effective engineer in this global environment is one that complements his/her core technical knowledge with excellent cross-cultural competencies and international exposure. Students completing the Engineering International Certificate will be better prepared to join the global job market they will face once they graduate. The International Engineering Certificate is only available to undergraduate engineering degree-seeking students within the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. Students from the Qatar campus are also eligible to apply for the certificate. The certificate is annotated on the student’s permanent transcript.
Students completing the Engineering International Certificate will be better prepared to work effectively (professional, productive and culturally sensitive) as an engineer in multicultural and multidisciplinary work environments. By completing the 15-credit certificate, students will learn to:
- Integrate and apply skills required to solve an engineering design problem considering different perspectives
- Understand intercultural differences and similarities, and their relevance to effectiveness in the workplace
- Apply intercultural knowledge for self-knowledge/improvement (Intrapersonal competence)
- Apply intercultural knowledge for effective teamwork (Interpersonal competence)
For additional information, contact the International Engineering Certificate coordinator or Engineering Academic and Student Affairs, Engineering Activities Building B, (979) 845-7200.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|Language Component (at least 200-level course) 1||3|
|Internationalization Component 2||6|
|Global Engineering Design Component||3|
Select one of the following:
|Global Engineering Design|
Design course in an engineering department with a significant international component
|International Experience Component 3||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||15|
Three credit hours of at least a 200-level course in a single language (excluding English). Students could place out of this course with AP credit or by showing proficiency by exam. These courses can be taken in outside the U.S. However, immersion language to gain this basic level of language learning will not count for the international experience.
To be selected from approved International and Cultural Diversity courses. At least one course must have significant focus on international diversity.
Individualized and approved by the College of Engineering. May be satisfied by an approved study abroad program, international internship, directed study or research experience, or another approved course or field experience. The minimum time period to be aboard is one summer term. Students are encouraged to go abroad in programs that are appropriate to their academic and career objectives.