double-arrowHumanitarian Engineering Minor and Courses

Ohio State University offers academic and co-curricular programming to get involved in Humanitarian Engineering. Students can explore the Humanitarian Engineering minor, the Humanitarian Engineering Scholars program, or student organizations to get involved in program work. 

The Humanitarian Engineering minor is a 16 credit minor designed to prepare students to work effectively with developing communities on sustainable technologies to benefit social, environmental, economic, and human welfare. Below is a brief breakdown of approved courses and when they are offered.

 

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

Term

Core Courses Category (click here for course descriptions)

FABENG 2200

Introduction to Humanitarian Engineering

1

SP

FABENG 2201

Introduction to Humanitarian Engineering – Lab

2

SP

FABENG 5200

Appropriate Technologies for Developing Countries

3

SP

ECE 5050

Humanitarian Engineering

3

SP

ECE 5550

Feedback Control Engineering for Social Justice

3

SP (odd yrs)

CIVILEN 5610.01

Sustainable WaSH Infrastructure for Developing Rural Communities

3

AU

CIVILEN 5610.02 Safe Water on Tap 3 SP

Project Work Category

ENGR 2797.##(S)

Service-Learning Course

Credits and term offerings variable

ENGR 5797.##(S)

International Service-Learning Course

ENGR 4692.##(S)

Service-Learning in Engineering Course

BUSMHR 5530

Topics in Social Entrepreneurship

 

Individual Studies

 

Undergraduate Research

 

Honors Thesis Credit

 

Capstone Design

double-arrowHumanitarian Engineering Minor, Contact Information

Leslie Roberts
Director of International Initiatives

Mary Leist
Director, Academic Advising

double-arrowHumanitarian Engineering Scholars Program

Ada Keohane
Humanitarian Engineering Scholars Program Manager

Learn more about the HE scholars program at Ohio State and how to apply.

Jenna Baer
"Throughout my time at Ohio State University I was involved in various humanitarian engineering efforts and projects, including the Maji Marwa Capstone. Being part of this program and working with those involved helped me to grow into a caring person and motivated engineer. It is inspiring to witness the dedication to this project and commitment to it’s ongoing success. Although I was not able to travel to Tanzania due to Covid-19, I look forward to this opportunity in the future. I plan to continue to support this project and encourage others to do the same, as I truly believe the Maji Marwa Capstone can and will positively impact many people. I will remember and cherish these experiences for the rest of my life." - Jenna Baer, Agricultural Engineering