CEGE 4011 / CEGE 5570: Design for Sustainable Development – India
Bangalore is India’s fast-growing entrepreneurship hub, where rural meets urban, poverty meets wealth and environmental and quality of life issues are distinctly intertwined. We will explore urban and rural development challenges in India through the eyes of entrepreneurs, local leaders and communities. Via this class, students will explore entrepreneurial and engineering solutions to environmental and societal challenges. During free time, enjoy the delicious food, diverse culture and excitement that India has to offer.
This course will be offered during the 2018 May term as a three-credit, three-week study abroad course to Bangalore, India. The class will have four pre-departure meetings in Minnesota in spring 2018. Program dates are May 14 – June 5, 2018. The program cost will be approximately $5,000/student. This class is open to upper-level undergraduates (juniors and seniors) and graduate students at the University of Minnesota. The 2017 syllabus can be found here. More details, including the application process, are available on the study abroad site.
Learn more about previous student experiences on these blogs written during previous courses:
CEGE 4011 / CEGE 5580: Design for Sustainable Development – Nicaragua
From May 14 – June 4, 2018, the University of Minnesota will lead students on a pathway of exploration in CEGE 4011/5570: Design for Sustainable Development: Nicaragua in partnership with EOS International, an organization that provides under-served communities in Nicaragua with low-cost appropriate technologies that generate income, improve health and preserve the environment. This field course will introduce students to engineering and social entrepreneurial aspects of rural development through guest lectures, field visits and workshops. Students will investigate the role of engineers and designers in achieving sustainable access to products and services through social entrepreneurial approaches. In addition, students will live with host families in San Isidro, Nicaragua, for at least two weeks of the three-week trip. By the end of the course students will have an appreciation for infrastructure and other engineering challenges of sustainable development, and for how effective sustainable technical solutions must fit within a broader socioeconomic context.
This class is open to upper-level undergraduates (juniors and seniors) with a minimum 3.0 GPA and graduate students at the University of Minnesota. The class will have four pre-departure meetings in Minnesota. The three-week seminar in Nicaragua will occur during the University’s Summer Session 2018, including travel time. Program cost is estimated to be $4,200 in 2018. The 2017 syllabus can be found here.
Learn more about previous student experiences on these blogs written during last years course:
Official Applications will open soon. Applications accepted as received, until full!