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International Engineering Minor

College of Engineering (IENGR)

The International Engineering Minor is paired with any engineering baccalaureate major at any campus in order to provide students with an opportunity to learn about, and understand their profession in a global context. It is designed to provide students with knowledge, language skills, and experiences to help prepare them for a professional career that is likely to include collaborations with professionals from various parts of the world.  The minor will help students understand the cross-cultural communications challenges and the global arena in which their profession is practiced.  Students completing this minor will gain a competitive advantage because they will be able to demonstrate a broader understanding of the role of their profession and will have demonstrated their ability to communicate across cultural lines.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


ECON 333 GS(3) (Sem: 2-8)

Demonstrate language skills in a currently spoken world language other than English. Students must take a minimum of 6 credits in the same language, at a level determined by the Language Placement Policy, and achieve a minimum of 12th-credit proficiency in that language. Transfer credits for language courses taken prior to enrollment at Penn State may not be used.  (Sem: 1-6)

Select 3 credits of Engineering/computer science courses with significant international content from a program list or as approved by the director of the program. (Sem: 2-8)

Select 6 credits of 400-level engineering or computer science courses, in consultation with departmental undergraduate coordinator, to be taken abroad at an international institution and taught by faculty at that institution.  (Sem: 5-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2014

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-05-045

Review Date: 02/25/2014


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