About the program
Studying in Australia was hands down the best decision I have ever made. I have grown so much as a person. I am happier, more confident and now comfortable in any new situation.MSU engineering student Emily Rohrbough
The International Engineering Certificate program, administered by the College of Engineering, encourages a computer science or engineering major to gain an appreciation of the global environment into which he or she will graduate.
A student who pursues the certificate should be more marketable upon graduation, as well as a better global citizen. Earning the certificate, which appears on a student's transcript, is a step towards becoming a global computer scientist or engineer: someone who can live, work and perform anywhere.
If you're thinking about studying, working or volunteering abroad for a period of as little as two weeks, then it makes sense to consider earning the certificate.
There are three basic requirements for earning the International Engineering Certificate:
A student must earn a bachelor's degree from a program within the College of Engineering.
A student must pick a country or region of the world as an international focus and complete a minimum of 15 credits of relevant coursework as follows:
- If MSU offers language courses that are relevant to the student's international focus (Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish), the student must complete the relevant language courses through 201 with a grade of C- or better.
- Other courses can be selected that relate to the language, culture, history, geography, society, business and/or institutions of the student's international focus. A C- or better must be earned.
- A study experience in the relevant country or region. If the coursework satisfies the requirements of the preceding section, it can be counted as part of the 15 credits.
- A work experience in the relevant country or region. Note: work experiences that have a significant intercultural component might also satisfy this requirement.
- A service experience in the relevant country or region. Note: service experiences that have a significant intercultural component might also satisfy this requirement.
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Check out the step-by-step guide on this website.
For general questions and advice about the International Engineering Certificate program, contact Christine Foreman, firstname.lastname@example.org, or John Paxton, email@example.com.
For questions about how the program relates to your completing your major, contact the IEC department advisors.