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Global Engineering Studies Minor

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Engineering students at Purdue have many new ways to document their global experiences through the College of Engineering’s Global Engineering Studies Minor. A variety of on- and off-campus experiences can be used to satisfy the requirements for the minor, including some options specific to engineering and others that are more general. To earn the Minor, a student must complete two core classes that are intended as “bookends” for their global engineering experience:

  1. ENGR 31000: Engineering in Global Context, (3 credits), typically offered at least once per year and

  2. ENGR 49700: Global Engineering Re-Entry, (1 credit), offered every semester on an as-needed basis.

Additionally, participating students must complete 2-3 “global engineering experiences” (e.g., short- or long-term engineering study abroad, global design teams, research or internship abroad, etc.), and up to one “other global experience” (e.g., regular study abroad, foreign language training, 12 credits of cultural knowledge courses, etc.).

Lists of qualifying experiences and courses are jointly maintained and updated by the Office of Global Engineering Programs and School of Mechanical Engineering.

Complete information about the minor requirements are available in this supporting document: "Requirements for Global Engineering Studies Minor" (pdf)

NOTE: Students who leave the GEARE program without completing the global internship/research requirement may still be able to complete the Global Engineering Studies Minor. For detail see: "Completing the Global Engineering Studies Minor after withdrawing from GEARE" (pdf)

Students may direct further questions about the minor to their academic advisor or the GEP staff (Wang Hall 4th floor or