Humanitarian Engineering

The Humanitarian Engineering program at Colorado School of Mines brings together engineering and social science professors to transform engineering by changing the ways engineers are taught to think, define, and solve problems. We train engineers to serve communities by co-creating socially responsible, just and sustainable solutions. We offer two undergraduate minors and a Master's degree, empower faculty to transform their teaching, bring world class speakers to Mines, and conduct research that addresses some of the biggest challenges facing engineers.

Who we are

What it’s like

Why it’s important

Meet Our Scholars

How we work with communities and international partners

Learn about Our Projects

Student Perspective:

Evelyn Lundeen

Student Project

Participation in GSIC

Student Perspective:

Maggie Guinta

Support the Program

From corporate CEOs to the heads of NGOs, leaders committed to social, environmental, and economic stability worldwide demand a different kind of engineer for the 21st century.

Mines is ready to meet this challenge through its Humanitarian Engineering Program, with focus areas in Engineering for Community Development and Leadership in Social Responsibility and a new interdisciplinary Humanitarian Engineering and Science master’s degree. At Mines, we embrace engineering the way it should be.

How will you meet the challenge?


Learn more about the Engineering for Community Development (ECD) and Leadership in Social Responsibility (LSR) minors, as well as the Humanitarian Engineering master of science: