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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Leadership Minor

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With a launch date of January 2013, the 16-credit Engineering Leadership Minor offers undergraduate engineering students opportunities to engage in experiential leadership experiences, faculty coaching, and technical leadership across a variety of contexts.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 16 credit hours. Seven (7) credits include core courses, and nine (9) credits must include one experiential courses AND courses representing 1 or 2 concentration areas. A grade of “C” or higher is mandatory for courses counting towards minor.

Minor courses must be taken at the Purdue West Lafayette campus. The only exceptions are as follows:

  • one equivalent transfer course from another university can be used if accepted by the ELP Director.
  • one equivalent university substitution may be used if equivalent to an approved minor course.

No more than one substitution from either of the above two categories is acceptable.

Engineering Leadership Minor Concentrations

(Select 1 or 2 concentration areas.)


Communication concentration courses focus on the development of students’ professional skills and engagement with technical and nontechnical audiences.

Creativity and Innovation

Creativity and Innovation concentration courses incorporate entrepreneurial and business principles with engineering leadership

Global and Societal Impact

Global and Societal Impact concentration courses explore the impact of leadership across diverse stakeholders and national and global communities


Ethics concentration courses align closely with regulatory, legal, and policy-related aspects of engineering

Approved Courses

View the Approved Courses for Purdue College of Engineering’s Engineering Leadership Minor here .

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