Humanitarian Engineering (HE) Minor

The minor in Humanitarian Engineering  provides students with the opportunity to include insights from health and social sciences and the humanities into their design processes, with a focus on producing assistive technologies for persons living with disabilities.  The minor consists of three core and two elective courses.  Students may apply for and be admitted to the minor after successful completion of the initial courses (IDS 220 and CBH 377) with a grade of C or better.  Students will then select elective courses (assuming prerequisites) and consult with an advisor, to prepare for enrollment in the appropriate Engineering or Engineering Technology Capstone course.  Students in these courses will be teamed with students in CBH 450:  Impact of Technology on Health, to form multidisciplinary teams to work on design projects.

Core Courses (12 credit hours):

  • IDS 220 Creativity and Culture (General Education: Arts) (4)
  • CBH 377 Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Disabilities and Teaming (4)
  • Capstone Course in Engineering Discipline:
  • ME480 Capstone Design Experience I (3)
  • ME 482 Capstone Design Experience II (3)
  • ECE 487 Capstone Design Experience I (4)
  • ECE 488 Capstone Design Experience II (4)

A minimum of five credit hours from the following courses: 

  • ETC/MTC 330 Assistive Technology (2)
  • PSY 377 Health Psychology (elective, Liberal Arts) (4)
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (4) (Gen Ed: Social Science)
  • CBH 375 Psychosocial Context of Health and Illness (4)
  • PSY 220 Developmental Psychology (Lib arts elective) (4)
  • SOC110 Social Problems (4) (Gen Ed: Social Science)
  • ANT 101 General Anthropology (4) (Gen Ed: Social Science)
  • ENT 375 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4)
  • BIO 115 (3) Anatomy and Physiology for non-majors
  • BIO 116 (3) Anatomy and Physiology for non-majors
  • BIO 215 (4) Anatomy and Physiology for majors
  • BIO 216 (4) Anatomy and Physiology for majors
  • Independent Study (491) in applicable, related discipline (BIO, CBH, IDS, PSY, SOC) (2-4 credits)