Description

This minor is for engineering majors ONLY.
 

This minor is designed to encourage and recognize undergraduate students who enhance their engineering education with courses and experiences consistent with the global nature of engineering and the economy.

The College of Engineering enables its students to participate in this approved minor subject to the following conditions:

  1. A minor will not reduce or alter the existing course or degree requirements for students electing to pursue a minor.
  2. A student’s minor program must be organized and approved by an advisor prior to the submission of the senior check to the department chair or head.
  3. The minor must be approved by the advisor, the department chair or head, the Dean and the cognizant program offering the minor.
  4. The College of Engineering will follow the “Plan A/B” format of the Arts and Sciences College in which a student pursuing a single minor must complete the “Plan A” requirements. A student pursuing a double (or greater) minor must fulfill either the “Plan A” or “Plan B” requirements for both minors depending on which plan is offered by the cognizant department.
  5. Minors on the Lincoln or Omaha campuses may be added by approval of the College of Engineering Curriculum Committee and faculty.

College Requirements

College Admission

College Entrance Requirements

Students must have high school credit for (one unit is equal to one high school year):

  1. 4 units of mathematics: 2 of algebra, 1 of geometry, 1 of precalculus and trigonometry.
  2. 4 units of English.
  3. 3 units of natural science that must include 1 unit of physics and 1 unit of chemistry (chemistry requirement waived for students in construction management).
  4. 2 units of a single foreign language.
  5. 3 units of social studies.
  6. Students having a composite ACT score of 28 or greater (or equivalent SAT score) will be admitted to the College of Engineering even if they lack any one of the following: trigonometry, chemistry, or physics.
  7. Students having an ACT score of 19 or less in English (or equivalent SAT score) must take ENGL 150 Writing and Inquiry or ENGL 151 Writing and Argument.

A total of 16 units is required for admission.

Students must have an ACT (enhanced) score of 24 or greater (or equivalent SAT). Students who lack entrance requirements may be admitted based on ACT scores, high school rank and credits, or may be admitted to pre-engineering status in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center. Pre-engineering students are advised within the College of Engineering.

Students for whom English is not their language of nurture must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements of the University.

Students who lack entrance units may complete precollege training by Independent Study through the UNL Office of On-line and Distance Education, in summer courses, or as a part of their first or second semester course loads while in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center or other Colleges at UNL.

Students should consult their advisor, their department chair, or Engineering Student Services if they have questions on current policies.

Other Admission Requirements

Students who transfer to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from other accredited colleges or universities and wish to be admitted to the College of Engineering (COE) must meet COE freshman entrance requirements and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for Nebraska residents or 3.0 for non-residents. Students not meeting either of these requirements must enroll in the Explore Center or another UNL college until they meet COE admission requirements.

The COE accepts courses for transfer for which a C or better grade was received. Although UNL accepts D grades from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and at Omaha, not all majors in the COE accept such low grades. Students must conform to the requirements of their intended major and, in any case, are strongly encouraged to repeat courses with a grade of C- or less.

All transfer students must adopt the curricular requirements of the undergraduate catalog current at the time of transfer to the COE—not that in use when they entered UNL. Upon admission to UNL, students wishing to pursue degree programs in the COE will be classified and subject to the policies defined in the subsequent section.

College Degree Requirements

Grade Rules

Grade Appeals

In the event of a dispute involving any college policies or grades, the student should appeal to his/her instructor, and appropriate department chair or school director (in that order). If a satisfactory solution is not achieved, the student may appeal his/her case through the College Academic Appeals Committee on his/her campus.

Catalog Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Engineering. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. The catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Plan A (18 credits)

  1. Twelve (12) credit hours of courses in international engineering and internationally related courses.
    1. A minimum of 3 credit hours must be ENGR 490 Global Experiences or a 3-credit education abroad course from another UNL college (such as AGRI 310 Study Tours in International Agriculture or BSAD 491 International Studies in Business and Economics) or from another university. Substitution for ENGR 490 with related COE courses, participation in a study abroad experience, or courses from another college or university must be pre-approved by the Engineering Student Services office. International students should meet this requirement in countries other than their own or the U.S.
    2. At least one of the following internationally related economics, development, leadership, marketing, or trade courses:
      AECN 346World Food Economics3
      AECN 367Agricultural Development in Developing Countries3
      AECN 420International Food and Agricultural Trade3
      AECN 425Agricultural Marketing in a Multinational Environment3
      ECON 321Introduction to International Economics3
      MNGT 414Leadership in a Global Context3
    3. A maximum of 3 credits from special problems (projects) or honors thesis type courses (e.g. departmental 390, 396, 398, 399, 491, 498, 499 courses) may be used toward the 12-credit requirement.
    4. Elective courses to complete the 12-credit requirement must be chosen from the list of courses maintained by the College of Engineering Student Services office.
    5. A minimum of 3 credit hours, not including (a) through (c) above, must be in 200-level courses or above.
    6. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be taken Pass/No-Pass.
  2. Six (6) credit hours of modern language consisting of at least two (2) courses. Entry-level modern language courses (such as the 5-credit 101 and 102 courses at UNL) that are used to remove a UNL entrance deficiency in modern languages may not be used to satisfy this requirement. International students may not use modern language courses of origin in their native (first) language. Where modern language courses exceed 3 credits, a maximum of 3 total credits each will apply to the Plan A minor. These courses may not be taken Pass/No-Pass.

Plan B (12 credits)

  1. Nine (9) credit hours of courses in international engineering and internationally related courses.
    1. A minimum of 3 credit hours must be ENGR 490 Global Experiences or a 3-credit education abroad course from another UNL college (such as AGRI 310 Study Tours in International Agriculture or BSAD 491 International Studies in Business and Economics) or from another university. Substitution for ENGR 490 with related COE courses, participation in a study abroad experience, or courses from another college or university must be pre-approved by the Engineering Student Services office. International students should meet this requirement in countries other than their own or the U.S.
    2. At least one of the following internationally related economics, development, leadership, marketing, or trade courses:
      AECN 346World Food Economics3
      AECN 367Agricultural Development in Developing Countries3
      AECN 420International Food and Agricultural Trade3
      AECN 425Agricultural Marketing in a Multinational Environment3
      ECON 321Introduction to International Economics3
      MNGT 414Leadership in a Global Context3
    3. A maximum of 3 credits from special problems (projects) or honors thesis type courses (e.g. departmental 390, 396, 398, 399, 491, 498, 499 courses) may be used toward the 9 credit requirement.
    4. Elective courses to complete the 9-credit requirement must be chosen from the list of courses maintained by the College of Engineering Student Services office.
    5. A minimum of 3 credit hours, not including (a) through (c) above, must be in 200-level courses or above.
    6. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be taken Pass/No-Pass.
  2. Three (3) credit hours of modern language course work. Entry-level modern language courses (such as the 5-credit 101 and 102 courses at UNL) that are used to remove a UNL entrance deficiency in modern languages may not be used to satisfy this requirement. International students may not use modern language courses of origin in their native (first) language. Where modern language courses exceed 3 credits, a maximum of 3 total credits each will apply to the Plan B minor. This course may not be taken Pass/No-Pass.