University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

 

Certificate in International Engineering

 

The Certificate in International Engineering provides recognition for a student's efforts to prepare for an international career by learning about one or more countries other than the United States. An undergraduate student in the College of Engineering or the Department of Biological Systems Engineering can earn the Certificate by completing at least 16 credits worth of courses with a primary focus on the language, culture, history, geography, society or institutions of a particular country or region of the world. For reference, information on Area Studies Programs at the UW-Madison is available from the International Institute.

 

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Advisors

 

Biological Systems EngineeringDavid Bohnhoff, Professor
Biomedical EngineeringJohn Puccinelli, Associate Faculty Associate
Chemical and Biological EngineeringThatcher Root, Professor
Civil and Environmental EngineeringBin Ran, Professor
Electrical and Computer EngineeringThomas Jahns, Professor
Engineering Professional DevelopmentJames Davis, Professor; Laura Grossenbacher, Director, Technical Communication Certificate Program; Christine Nicometo, Associate Faculty Associate
Engineering PhysicsJames Blanchard, Professor
Geological Engineering ProgramDante Fratta, Associate Professor
Industrial and Systems EngineeringShiyu Zhou, Professor
Materials Science and EngineeringSusan Babcock, Professor
Mechanical EngineeringRoxann Engelstad, Professor
College of EngineeringAmanda Hammatt, Director, International Engineering Studies and Programs

 

Course Requirements

 

Language courses

 

A maximum of nine credits may be devoted to courses in a foreign language. Only foreign language courses beyond the initial eight credits in that particular language may be used to satisfy this requirement. A maximum of three credits from Independent Study or Directed Study may be counted toward either the language requirement or the area studies requirement.

 

Area studies courses

 

A minimum of six credits must be devoted to courses with a major emphasis on the culture, history, geography, society or institutions of one country or the countries in a geographically identifiable region of the world. These courses must be selected from at least two departments. A maximum of three credits from Independent Study or Directed Study may be counted toward either the language requirement or the area studies requirement.

 

International experience. A documented minimum stay of five weeks for study or work (including internship and co-op) in the designated country or region is required.

 

International engineering course

 

Successful completion of the one-credit course, "Current Issues in International Engineering," is required.

 

Each student must submit a study plan to the Certificate advisor in his/her department for approval. Only students with a GPA of at least 2.75 may apply. Substitutions and exceptions will be considered by the Certificate in International Engineering Oversight Committee, which is composed of faculty and staff from the College of Engineering. Students may not elect the pass/fail option for any course that is used to satisfy the requirements for the Certificate. However, courses taken on a study abroad program through International Engineering Studies and Programs (IESP) are exempt from this grading requirement. Successful completion of Certificate requirements will be noted on the student’s official transcript. For additional information, contact Amanda Hammatt, International Engineering Studies and Programs (M1002 Engineering Centers Building; 608/263-2191; international@engr.wisc.edu).

 

 

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