New College of Engineering programs respond to emerging business trends

Posted: August 29, 2013

Civil engineering major Ben Aring discusses the mounting system that holds the solar panels with a Haitian electrical engineer.
Two new College of Engineering programs will offer budding and current engineers opportunities to expand their minds and careers.

The brand new Global Option in Engineering combines themed courses, experiences, culture awareness and language training to better prepare students for a business world that gets smaller every day.

A recently launched Professional Programs Office is rolling out customized curriculum, open enrollment options and professional degrees for working engineering and architecture professionals.

“Through professional education, adult learners can increase their knowledge, expand upon their expertise and build their careers,” said Director of Professional Programs Bob Mick. “Our professional education programs will be tailored for working professionals and available in distance learning format or traditional classroom style.”

Customized professional education programs offer companies the opportunity to design a  curriculum targeted specifically to their capabilities, strategic initiatives or business challenges. Open enrollment programs allow professionals to engage with the College of Engineering’s world-class faculty. Still under development, the professional degree offerings will be designed to fit busy work and family schedules.  

In today’s global business environment, demand is high for engineers who have international experience. With Global Option in Engineering (GO ENGR), students will soon be able to choose courses with global perspectives, adding a “global option” tier to their transcripts while working toward their engineering degree.

“The Global Studies program was formed to promote the understanding of engineering as a discipline that demands an international perspective and a greater sensitivity to cultural variances,” said Donald Hempson, global studies manager.  “Students will benefit by building competencies that encourage more active global citizenship and better prepare them for the job market.”

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