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MECH 410E & P: Global Engineering Leadership Courses – Optional Practicum in Mexico

MECH 410E: Global Engineering Leadership
MECH 410P: Global Engineering Leadership Practicum (optional)

Global Engineering Leadership is designed to introduce senior engineering students to concepts, theory and practice of engineering leadership in an international service learning context.  The course will develop engineering leadership characteristics, understanding and respect for individual and cultural differences in team building, service and management contexts, managing change, conflicts, and crises; and understanding real-world ethics and core values.

MECH 410E: Global Engineering Leadership

  • May – June 2011; afternoon classes on UBC Point Grey Campus
  • Counts as a General List Technical Elective for Mechanical Engineering students (excluding those who came through the Camosun Bridge program)

MECH 410P: Global Engineering Leadership Practicum in conjunction with Go Global

  • Pre-requisite: Mech 410E
  • July – August 2011 in Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico
  • Counts as an Impact of Technology on Society elective for Applied Science students

7-week International Service Learning program in Mexico, working with our community partner Tsomanotik, an eco-agricultural centre for just and sustainable community development. Projects involved may focus on small clean energy development (solar panels and wind power), water and energy usage reduction in agriculture using appropriate technology.

Sign up for the ISL practicum portion (July/August) in Mexico is available at the UBC Go Global Website.  Mech 410E can be registered for through the SSC – limited space is available.

Application Deadline for Summer 2011 *Extended*: Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

For full course information visit: http://www.students.ubc.ca/global/learning-abroad/international-service-learning/current-programs/global-engineering-leadership/

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