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University of Pittsburgh    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 26, 2024
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Engineering for Humanity Certificate

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The Engineering for Humanity Certificate is open to all undergraduate students and both guides and formalizes student participation in engineering projects in which social and/or environmental sustainability is a core thrust. Moreover, the certificate program addresses the significance of cultural, political, and business forces in rapid and effective penetration of new technologies. This certificate will allow students to earn credit for service learning projects. Students have the option of pursuing either a U.S. or international track.

The certificate embodies significant flexibility, with only 2 of 5 courses being explicitly defined, so participating students may tailor course work to their region and topic of interest. It is expected that with appropriate planning at least two of the courses will align with departmental BS graduation requirements.

Bioengineering students need to plan early to obtain this certificate. Required courses can be used to to satisfy the 2-course, 6-credit advanced engineering/science elective requirement. MPE concentration students can also potentially satisfy a concentration elective. The Societal Perspective requirement can be used as one of the Humanities/Social Science electives. The In Depth Service Learning Project is on your own.

Required Courses

Business Perspective

Choose one.


Students can choose either the U.S. Track or International Track.

U.S. Track

Service Learning Project

In Depth Service Learning Project (3 credits)
Subject to Committee Pre-Approval

International Track

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