Global Option in Engineering (GO ENGR)

The Global Option in Engineering (GO ENGR) is an exciting new program for undergraduate students in any engineering major.

GO ENGR students will combine internationally themed courses, experiences with global dimensions, and culture or language training to enhance their global competencies and better prepare them for the practice of engineering in a global environment.                                            

GO ENGR infuses a global perspective into an engineering degree program and constitutes a special engagement beyond the standard requirements for graduation, but is designed to be completed without adding time to graduation.

GO ENGR students will:

  • Participate as a freshman/sophomore in an education abroad experience (such as a Global May Term course)
  • Take approved engineering or technical courses involving international elements OR participate in a co-op or internship experience outside the U.S.
  • Acquire proficiency in another culture or language.
  • Take senior-level courses containing a strong international focus (such as a capstone design with an international dimension)

Upon successful completion, students will receive an Engineering Global Options designation on their transcript.

For more information about this this adventurous new program, visit:

To Enroll

Please download and complete the GO ENGR Registration Form and then make an appointment to meet with:

Dr. Don Hempson at

OSU Engineering Alumni discuss GO ENGR


“This would have put me at the top of the list for any position I interviewed for. Many international companies prefer candidates with international experience for their top positions.”


“Most companies are in the global market, and the more experience you have with this the better.”


“Education abroad and global design courses are in my opinion the most useful tools in preparing upcoming students for working in a global environment.”