Non-technical parameters both influence and shape the working environment of the practicing engineer and computer scientist. More and more ethical, social, international and economic issues play a major role in determining the final technical solution for a given problem and has caused the basic skill set of engineers and computer scientists to be extended beyond, mathematics and physical science. Courses in the humanities and the social sciences produce an awareness and knowledge of these influences on the engineering and computer science profession. To meet the objectives of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) program outcomes all Grove School of Engineering (GSOE) undergraduate programs have a general education component that satisfies both programmatic and institutional objectives.
Eligible courses that can be used to fulfill the general education requirement must be either equivalent to or selected from only those courses listed as meeting the objectives of the following four clusters:
i. Professional and Ethical Responsibilities Cluster (Outcome f),
ii. Communication Cluster (Outcome g),
iii. Global and Societal Context Cluster (Outcome h),
iv. Contemporary Issues Cluster (Outcome j).
For a list of approved courses for the clusters click here
(pdf). This list is subject to periodic updates.