Engineering for Development

Engineering for Design

Moved to Make an Impact

Mercer University is a leader in Engineering for Development (E4D) education, applied research, and service. Our E4D program 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.

Building upon Mercer’s significant history of working with local and international communities to improve health and livelihoods, the E4D program provides undergraduate and graduate students with the appropriate skills to work as engineering professionals in the humanitarian and development sectors, both internationally and domestically. To date, our engineering faculty have worked in more than 35 countries.

Academic Paths

  • Engineering for Development Minor – The E4D minor compliments your engineering education and prepares you to implement sustainable solutions and help communities all around the word.
  • Engineering for Development Graduate Concentration – The E4D graduate concentration prepares students for careers as engineering professionals in the humanitarian and development sectors, and has an international focus that includes Master’s thesis field research carried out in a developing community.


Take a look at the published work our E4D undergraduate and graduate students are writing and contributing to.

Impactful Research

Serving the World

Meaningful Outcomes

Students and Alumni

  • Engineering Alum Kyla Semmendinger
  • Engineering Student Charlotte Dungan
  • Engineering for Development Michelle Graham