The Route to Become a Global Engineer course is offered as part of AAFIE Global Engineering Program, an international initiative with a series of courses that use world class senior professionals from the United States to prepare students to become international engineers.

The Route to Become a Global Engineer is a team-taught core course. Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • understand global engineering concept and basic functions;
  • be familiar with global engineering process;
  • be familiar with global engineering standards, international regulations, professional societies, and international licensures in engineering;
  • be familiar with the characteristics of global engineers;
  • understand a clear route to become a global engineer.

Students will deliver a global engineering project starting from identifying a global real problem.


There are no prerequisites for engineering students to take the introductory course.


The course is taught by AAFIE Global Engineering Lecturers Group, a group of senior engineers from U.S. multi-national companies.


By leveraging the world’s most advanced Internet video collaboration technology, the world-class engineering professionals and senior engineers from the United States give real-time lectures to engineering students, interact with the engineering students, and guide the engineering students in conducting international engineering projects.

Students will complete the entire coursework in the Gloer learning community, a platform specifically designed to promote global perspective, cross-cultural communication, international collaboration, and critical and creative thinking skills. In the Gloer learning community, students are guided by international mentors consisting of international senior engineers from multinational companies in the United States. Students need to submit their coursework to the global community, present their solutions to the global community, receive feedback from the global community, and complete their projects by discussing and interacting with the global community, making students learn in a real global context.


The course is mostly about real-world international engineering experience, therefore, there are no textbooks needed. Students will leverage Internet contents for project assignments and use live recorded sessions for class review.


To complete the course, a total of 32 sessions is required for lectures and student projects. The course is divided into two segments in each week:

  • Engineering Mindset
  • Project


Classroom Participations/Responses: 30%

Project: 40%

Final Exam: 30%

Attendance is mandatory for both components. Students are subject to losing points for absences unless prior approval is obtained from your Instructor or Teaching Assistant.

Late submission will be graded as normal, but with a 30% penalty. For student project, each team will initially receive a common grade, then each team member within a team will receive a different grade based on Team Evaluation.

The student project requires students to present their proposed designs in a final written report and oral presentation.