GO ENGR Coursework
Students can enroll in the Global Option by completing the registration form. Once enrolled in the Global Option, students can maintain a record of the courses/activities they complete. This GO ENGR Completion Form should be downloaded and saved by the GO ENGR Student. Once all the requirements have been fulfilled, the completed form must be signed and submitted for verification before the Global Option designation can be added to the student's transcript. This must be done no later than the 10th Friday of the semester prior to the term the student plans to graduate.
- Education Abroad Program participation: While the College of Engineering offers many engineering-specific education abroad programs, students may satisfy this requirement by enrolling in any of the more than 100 OIA-approved education abroad programs worth a minimum of three (3) credit hours, including the Global May programs.
- Take any course with an integrated Collaborative Online International Learning/Virtual Exchange (COIL/VE)
- Complete the Global Engagement Certificate Program
- Virtual international internship (semester or summer)
- OSU sponsored service-learning program on OIA platform
- At least one semester of coursework abroad; provide transcript and reflection paper
Both engineering and non-engineering courses can be used to satisfy this category as long as they involve international elements that apply engineering or technical knowledge and earn the student a minimum of three (3) credit hours.
- Take a course involving international elements that apply engineering/technical knowledge
- Take any engineering course with an integrated Collaborative Online International Learning/Virtual Exchange (COIL/VE)
- Complete an international engineering internship (register with Engineering Career Services (ECS))
- Virtual international engineering internship (semester/summer)
A few examples of courses that satisfy this requirement are:
- CIVILEN 5610: Sustainable Infrastructure for Developing Rural Communities
- ENVENG 4600: Assessment for Human Rights and Sustainability
- ENVENG 5195: Engineering Design for Environmental Health
- ENVENG 5600: Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
- ENGR 5050: Humanitarian Engineering
- FABENG 2200: Introduction to Humanitarian Engineering
- FABENG 5200: Appropriate Technology for Developing Countries
- MECHENG/ISE 5682.01: Fundamentals of Product Design Engineering
- ENGR 5797.17S: VIRTUAL Engineering Service-Learning Guatemala
- ENGR 5797.24: VIRTUAL Sustainable Community Development - Honduras
- ENGR 5797.25: VIRTUAL International Perspectives in Aviation
(This is not an exhaustive list.)
Questions about courses that fall into this category should be directed to the Director of International Initiatives in Engineering.
Students may satisfy this requirement by completing the General Education foreign language requirement through 1103.
Alternatively, students will complete six (6) credit hours of non-engineering coursework that develops a familiarity with the history, culture, government, and/or economic system of several target countries.
Any 3000-level or above GE Diversity Course with a Global Studies designation (excluding those with 'Ancient' in the course title) can be taken to fulfill this category.
Students must complete a minimum of three (3) credit hours of Senior-level (4000 or above) engineering design courses with a strong international focus. Additionally, these courses must be major-approved. Ideally, students will fulfill this requirement by completing a capstone/senior design project involving a significant international dimension. If an internationally focused course is not available, students will work with the global office to complete an alternate report.
Any questions concerning which courses may or may not satisfy any of the above categories should be directed to the Director of International Initiatives in Engineering at global.CoE@osu.edu.
OSU ENGINEERING ALUMNI
“This would have put me at the top of the list for any position I interviewed for. Many international companies prefer candidates with international experience for their top positions.”
“Most companies are in the global market, and the more experience you have with this the better.”
“Education abroad and global design courses are in my opinion the most useful tools in preparing upcoming students for working in a global environment.”