Global and Ecological Health Engineering Certificate Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

Five courses: Four courses to be taken over the four quarters, and an additional independent study course.

Three core courses

  • GBL HLTH BME 395: Global and Ecological Health Challenges
  • CIV ENV 368:  Sustainability: Issues and Actions, Near and Far
  • Plus 399 in the appropriate department

Two electives

Two electives requires from the following choices. By design, students will be encouraged to select courses from outside their MS discipline. Biomedical Engineering students should take electives from Environmental Engineering and Science.  Environmental Engineering and Science students should take electives from Biomedical Engineering.  Both groups may take Global Health electives.

Biomedical Electives

  • BIO MED 317: Biochemical sensors
  • BIO MED 343 and 344: Biomaterials
  • BIO MED 401: Advanced Systems Physiology – Neuroscience
  • BIO MED 402: Advanced Systems Physiology – Cardiovascular and Respiratory
  • BIO MED 403: Advanced Systems Physiology – Endocrinal and Metabolism
  • BIO MED 495: Biointerfaces – Medical Devices
  • BIO MED: Case Study (course number TBD)

Environmental Engineering Electives

  • CIV ENV 361-1:  Environmental Microbiology
  • CIV ENV 361-2: Public and Environmental Health
  • CIV ENV 363 Environmental Applications I:  Air and Land
  • CIV ENV 364 Environmental Applications II:  Water
  • CIV ENV 365: Environmental Laboratory
  • CIV ENV 398-1,2: Community Based  Design
  • CIV ENV: Case Study (course number TBD)
  • CIV ENV 516: Weekly Environmental Engineering and Science Seminar

Global Health Electives

  • GBL HLTH 390: Global Health: Achieving Global Impact through Local Engagement
  • Health Technology Management (offered at University of Cape Town, South Africa)