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ENME467/ENES467: Engineering for Social Change

Virtual, Virtual
Terms offered: 
Spring
Program Type: 
Maryland Virtual
Credit Type: 
EA Advisor: 
Global Classrooms Team

GCCritical analysis of issues at the intersection of engineering, philanthropy and social change. How engineering design, products and processes have created social change in the past and will do so in the future through both intended and unintended consequences. Topics covered include energy, sustainability and climate change, autonomy, the digital future, low cost engineering, manufacturing, philanthropy, ethics and the impact of electronics on society, among others. Faculty and external experts will engage with students on these topics. Students will broadly engage with organizations involved in using technology for positive social impact.

UMD juniors and seniors are eligible. Students must have a major at the ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.

 Engineering students outside of the Mechanical Engineering program should register for ENES467. Register in Testudo for one of the following three credit courses:

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). The last day to cancel registration is January 22 for a 100% refund and February 5 for a 80% refund.

Dr. Anand received his Ph.D. from The George Washington University in 1965. He has been associated as a senior engineer with the Applied Physics Laboratory/John Hopkins University and has served as a Program Director of the Mechanical Systems Program at NSF. He has been active in system simulation, dynamics, control systems and manufacturing. His research has been supported by NIH, NSF, NASA, DOE and Industry. He has consulted widely with industry and government and founded TPI, Inc., a high-tech consulting company. For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

Course costs are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2021 10/25/2020 10/11/2020