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Peace Engineering

The Peace Engineering Minor brings justice and peace studies analysis and engineering technical skills together to find the best way for engineers to serve people and advance the common good. You’ll work collaboratively to develop innovative, sustainable solutions to improve lives all over the world.

Why Study Peace Engineering at St. Thomas?

The St. Thomas Peace Engineering Minor may be combined with any undergraduate engineering degree (i.e. civil, computer, electrical or mechanical). Peace engineers work on projects such as developing energy and water resources, bringing technology to areas of conflict or natural disaster, advocating for public safety in engineering decisions and implementing agricultural tools to fight poverty and hunger. These examples are just the beginning of what you might accomplish as a peace engineer.

Program Overview

  • Course Requirements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Course Requirements

    The Peace Engineering Minor pairs the senior design courses from within your engineering major with an additional two courses, a seminar, and an experiential requirement which may be a part of your Senior Design Clinic or another Global Summer opportunity.

    Four-Year Plan

    The Peace Engineering minor may be paired with any St. Thomas engineering major.

    Sample Degree Plans:

    • Plan of Study - BS in Civil Engineering and Peace Engineering Minor
    • Plan of Study - BS in Computer Engineering and Peace Engineering Minor
    • Plan of Study - BS in Electrical Engineering and Peace Engineering Minor
    • Plan of Study - BS in Mechanical Engineering and Peace Engineering Minor

    Course Requirements

    Course Requirements

    The Peace Engineering Minor pairs the senior design courses from within your engineering major with an additional two courses, a seminar, and an experiential requirement which may be a part of your Senior Design Clinic or another Global Summer opportunity.

    Four-Year Plan

    Four-Year Plan

    The Peace Engineering minor may be paired with any St. Thomas engineering major.

    Sample Degree Plans:

    • Plan of Study - BS in Civil Engineering and Peace Engineering Minor
    • Plan of Study - BS in Computer Engineering and Peace Engineering Minor
    • Plan of Study - BS in Electrical Engineering and Peace Engineering Minor
    • Plan of Study - BS in Mechanical Engineering and Peace Engineering Minor

    Opportunities

    Global Summers

    Study abroad opportunities for peace engineers include summer programs working with the Water Innovation Lab in Jordan, the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development in Peru, and Engineers for World Health, as well as internships and independent research around the world.

    VISION Program

    St. Thomas’ VISION program is a cultural immersion program in which you can travel with fellow Tommies to serve others around the world.

    Internships at the Capitol

    Washington Internships for Students in Engineering (WISE) offers summer internships in Washington, D.C., for engineering students interested in public policy. You’ll learn how engineers can advise lawmakers in technical decisions and have opportunities to conduct research.

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