Minor in Engineering Leadership

Focus on building leadership, management, and interpersonal skills needed to solve many of our societal challenges.

With the college’s Engineering Leadership Minor, you can complete a series of leadership, project management and interpersonal skills courses. You’ll use experiential learning strategies and subject area knowledge gained in courses from your major, along with strategies and skills to be an effective leader in the engineering profession.

The minor combines new and existing courses:

  • New courses center on leadership, management and interpersonal skill needed of engineering students.
  • Existing courses consist of leadership and interpersonal skills courses (led by faculty in the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education and Communication).

This minor is intended to serve students in the College of Engineering. This program contributes to the National Academy of Engineers call to expose engineering students to formal studies of leadership development (NAE, 2004) and the college’s mission to graduate the “Complete Engineer”.

ENGR Leadership & Management Courses

Select 3 courses from the following: (9 cr)
ENGR 100 Interpersonal Skills for Engineering Leaders (3 cr) (ACE 2)
ENGR 200 Professionalism and Global Perspective (3 cr) (ACE 6 & 9)
ENGR 320 Leadership, Management and Ethics (3 cr) (ACE 6 & 8)

Leadership Courses

Select 1-2 theory-based course from the following: (3-6 cr)
ALEC 202 Foundations of Leadership Theory and Practice (3 cr)
ALEC 302 Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Organizations (3 cr)
*ALEC 433 Dynamics of Effective Leadership in Groups & Teams (3 cr)
ALEC 477 Leadership & Motivation (3 cr)

Select 1-2 application course from the following: (3-6 cr)

ALEC 407 Supervisory Leadership (3 cr)
*ALEC 410 Environmental Leadership (3 cr)
*ALEC 422 Facilitation and Project Planning (3 cr)
*ALEC 466 Leadership and Diversity in Organizations and Communities (3 cr)

Experiential Learning in Leadership

Select 0-1 course from the following: (3 cr)
**ALEC 337 Instructional Internship in Leadership Development (3 cr)
* Junior standing is required for these two courses.
**Credit received for being an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant at the selection of the instructor.