The Humanitarian Engineering Program

The Humanitarian Engineering Program offers a variety of opportunities for students interested in engineering with a purpose.
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Humanitarian Engineering Program Director Juan Lucena, an engineer and a social scientist by training, explains how a concept like social justice is important to the humanitarian engineer:



COURSE OFFERINGS

The current Humanitarian Engineering bulletin is available now. But stay tuned for our exciting new offerings, just approved for Fall 2014:

New Curriculum: Fall 2014 Humanitarian Engineering Minor (18 credits)

Introductory Course (3 credits): LAIS 377 Engineering and Sustainable Community Development

Area I: Community Culture and Social Justice (6 credits -- 50% delivered by LAIS)

  • LAIS 374 Service Learning
  • LAIS 325 Cultural Anthropology (or HNRS Explorations of the Modern World)
  • LAIS 430 Corporate Social Responsibility
  • LAIS 475 Engineering Cultures in the Developing World
  • LAIS 478 Engineering and Social Justice
  • LAIS 490 Energy and Society

Area II: Engineering by Doing (EbD) (6 credits -- 50% delivered by Engineering)

  • EGGN 301 Human-Centered Problem Definition
  • EGGN 401 Human-Centered Design

Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • CECS students: EGGN 492 Senior Design II (Community Development or Assistive Technologies for People with Disabilities)
  • Non-CECS students: CEEN 477 Sustainable Engineering Design
     


There is also a Humanitarian Engineering "Area of Special Interest," available mainly to students outside CECS:
 

New Curriculum: Fall 2014 Humanitarian Engineering Area of Special Interest (12 credits)

Introductory Course (3 credits): LAIS 377 Engineering and Sustainable Community Development

Area I: Community Culture and Social Justice (6 credits)

  • LAIS 374 Service Learning
  • LAIS 325 Cultural Anthropology (or HNRS Explorations of the Modern World)
  • LAIS 430 Corporate Social Responsibility
  • LAIS 475 Engineering Cultures in the Developing World
  • LAIS 478 Engineering and Social Justice
  • LAIS 490 Energy and Society

Capstone Course (3 credits): CEEN 477 Sustainable Engineering Design



Please direct questions about the curriculum to humanitarian@mines.edu.

 

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