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. Students are encouraged to submit applications as soon as they have been admitted to departments and have satisfied progression requirements.
Biological Systems Engineering — David Bohnhoff, Professor
Biomedical Engineering — John Puccinelli, Associate Faculty Associate
Chemical and Biological Engineering — Thatcher Root, Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering — Bin Ran, Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering — Thomas Jahns, Professor
Engineering Professional Development — James Davis, Professor; Laura Grossenbacher, Director, Technical Communication Certificate Program
Engineering Physics — James Blanchard, Professor
Geological Engineering Program — Dante Fratta, Associate Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering — Shiyu Zhou, Professor
Materials Science and Engineering — Susan Babcock, Professor
Mechanical Engineering—John Pfotenhauer, Professor
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. Courses used to satisfy the UW-Madison ethnic studies requirement may not be used to satisfy the area studies requirement for this certificate.
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 (InterEGR 413),” is required. This course is only offered during the fall semester.
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 (1150 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive; 608/263-2191; firstname.lastname@example.org).