ENGR 260 (Engineering Across Cultures)

In today’s global marketplace, successful engineers must combine technical expertise with an understanding of how different cultures define problems and work in teams to develop solutions. According to a recent industry report, “the ability to live and work in a global community is – today – an important requirement for engineering graduates. They need to have broad engineering skills and know-how, be flexible and mobile, and be able to live and work internationally” (Initiative for Global Engineering Excellence, 2006).


This course introduces students to global issues in the engineering profession and promotes the development of intercultural knowledge and awareness. These course objectives are addressed through a combination of classroom lectures, group discussions, guest presentations, and a team-based term project and poster presentation.

This course is required for the
International Minor for Engineers