Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering Concentration (BSE)

Arizona State University

Date Posted: April 12, 2018
Submitted by: Jade Chalkley
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Engineering
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis


The ABET-accredited BSE engineering program prepares graduates to collaborate across disciplines to design and build solutions to real-world problems. In the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, students apply fundamental engineering knowledge and design thinking to real projects every semester. Students in the humanitarian engineering concentration first build a broad engineering foundation to which they add the skills and knowledge necessary to adapt water and energy systems to local and developing-world needs. They work with ASU's Global Resolve organization to learn to identify and implement appropriate technological and cultural solutions. Graduates of the concentration will be positioned to work on transdisciplinary teams addressing vital engineering needs of communities in the developing world. They will have real-world experience with the challenges and opportunities inherent in this environment and impact lives by solving real problems.