The mission of this innovative program is to educate non-engineering students about engineering methodology. Specifically, the program seeks to help its students understand how engineers solve problems, how they design, manufacture, and analyze, and how factors such as economics, safety, ethics and environmental issues affect the engineering design process. The program does not result in an engineering education, but rather an education about engineering.
The program offers students in the College of Business & Economics and the College of Arts & Sciences the opportunity to develop real insight into the world of engineering and engineers -- who they are, what they do, and how they think. Participants in the engineering minor program complement their non-engineering major coursework by gaining an understanding of how engineering professionals think, and the principles they employ. As a result, students in the program dramatically improve their ability to communicate with engineers in a professional environment.
Some use these abilities to create innovative new product concepts. Others develop insight important in crafting marketing campaigns, financial strategies, or in managing (or being managed) by engineers. The goal for the new engineering minor program is to increase the serendipity factor, or creative discovery that occurs when professionals who understand each other communicate and collaborate in innovative ways.
The minor requires that students take two required courses, and then choose three electives. This allows individuals to tailor their learning experiences to support specific career goals.
Please note: Lehigh engineering students cannot enroll in the courses that comprise the minor, nor can engineering students earn an engineering minor.
For more information please contact:
Administrative Specialist for Undergraduate Studies
19 Memorial Drive West, Room 310
Bethlehem, PA 18015