Global Engineering Leadership Minor

The minor in Global Engineering Leadership is the newest track within the Institute’s Leadership Studies Program. The Global Engineering Leadership minor is offered through the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering but is open to all College of Engineering majors. The objective of this minor is to help create engineer-leaders who have the technical expertise, global awareness, and leadership skills to solve 21st century societal grand challenges.

The minor will help students develop the following skills:

  • Knowledge and Application of Leadership Principles
  • Engineering Problem-Solving
  • Interpersonal Skills:  communication, collaboration, ethical decision making, and management
  • Conceptual Skills: systems-level thinking and analysis involving the global grand challenges
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness

The courses in the global engineering minor will prepare students to lead in engineering and technology fields, the private-sector, government agencies, and humanitarian organizations.




You must have completed 30 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater to enroll in the minor.

  1. PUBP 4140: Foundations of Leadership (3 hrs)
  2. CEE 4000*: Global Engineering Leadership (3 hrs)
  3. At least 9 hours from these approved courses:
  4. INTN 3011: Global Engineering Leadership Experience
  5. Attend the Hyatt Distinguished Alumni Leadership Speaker Series.


  • For required or recommended courses to count toward your minor, you must earn a "C" or better.
  • Your GPA for those courses you wish to count for the minor must be 2.75 or greater.


Grand Challenges Scholar Program

By completing the Global Engineering Leadership Minor, you will automatically fulfill the requirements for the College of Engineering's Grand Challenges Scholar Program. Upon graduation, you will receive a certificate that shows you have obtained the Grand Challenges Scholar designation.

Funding for Travel

Global Engineering Leadership Minor students in CEE may apply for Mundy funding to partially support travel, facilitating engagement in one of the grand challenge courses and a global practicum experience.