Engineering for Development Minor

Moved to Do More

Mercer University is a leader in Engineering for Development (E4D) education, applied research, and service. The E4D minor prepares students to become leaders in implementing sustainable solutions for people and the environment, with an emphasis on improving the lives of under-served populations.

All engineering courses offered through this program focus on appropriate, sustainable solutions, and are complemented by other relevant undergraduate courses offered within the University.

Course Requirements

Students who plan to earn a minor in Engineering for Development must complete coursework in 4 main areas:

Engineering Courses: 6 credit hours
  • EGR 410 Engineering for Development
  • EVE 412 Green Engineering
Behavioral/Social Science Courses: 6 credit hours

Students meet with the E4D program director to agree upon a 2-course plan that fulfills requirements in behavioral/social science courses that functionally support the Engineering for Development ideology.

E4D-approved Mercer On Mission: 6 credit hours

Current programs include: Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Guyana, and South Korea.

Successful completion of a Senior Design I and II project

The capstone design project must have a development focus and be approved by the E4D program director.

Note: Coursework and Mercer On Mission service work completed for the minor can also count towards the requirements for the Peace Corps Prep Certificate.