Humanitarian Engineering and Science
Online at Colorado School of Mines

Humanitarian Engineering and Science
Online at Colorado School of Mines

Program Overview

The Mines Humanitarian Engineering and Science online graduate certificate is designed to educate technical professionals in promoting sustainable community development. It stands out by drawing on a unique mixture of faculty expertise in engineering, applied sciences and social sciences. HES students learn how to conduct research and projects within and alongside the communities they seek to serve. Project experiences prepare graduates for careers in international development, corporate responsibility or further study.

collaboration

Collaborations with Peace
Corps, Engineers without
Borders and more

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Wide variety of faculty
disciplines, creating diverse

educational opportunities

people on globe

International projects
supporting sustainable

community development

Requirements and Costs

Graduate Certificate

  • Grade B or above in social science and humanities undergraduate courses
  • Interdisciplinary study or research a plus
  • Community-based projects a plus
  • A completed bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution
  • Statement of goals/purpose: share your professional, academic and personal goals and why you believe Colorado School of Mines is the best place to achieve those goals
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the English Proficiency requirement

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page »

Graduate Certificate

9 credit hours/3 courses:

  • EDNS 479 Community-Based Research
  • EDNS 577 Advanced Engineering for Sustainable Community Development
  • EDNS 590 Risks in Humanitarian Engineering and Science

View the Catalog »

CREDIT HOURSTOTAL ONLINE TUITION & FEES 2021-22
1.0$1,114
2.0$2,141
3.0$3,168
4.0$4,195
5.0$5,222
6.0$6,249
7.0$7,276
8.0$8,303
9.0$9,330
10.0$10,357
11.0$11,384
12.0$12,411
13.0$13,438
14.0$14,465
15.0$15,492
  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.
  • Serious about a Mines program? Let Financial Aid help you consider payment options, identify employer contributions and more. We’re here to help.

FEES

  • Fees for students enrolled in Mines Online programs or courses are included in the cost of tuition.

More information about tuition and fees.

Career Outcomes

  • Not for profits
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Peace Corps
  • International development
  • Community engagement
  • Engineering Service Corps
  • NGOs
  • Government agencies

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Academic Support

Tutoring, Writing Center, Library, bookstore, software access and more

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Student Services

Tech help, Disability Services, Career Services, Veteran Services, Blastercard, counseling and more

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Support & Connections

Online student organizations, alumni connections, Dean of Students and more

Degree Options

Graduate Certificate

  • Humanitarian Engineering and Science

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Nicole Hanson

“The Humanitarian Engineering Program at Mines was the highlight of my college education. While in the HE program, I was free to ponder the problems that mattered to me such as poverty and inequality. I also learned to acknowledge that the types of problems I wanted to solve in sustainable development would need more than an engineer’s technical skills: they need the kind of critical and holistic view that we learn in HE courses.”

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