humanitarian engineering oregon state universityOur undergraduate minor in humanitarian engineering has been approved! Complete requirements for the minor can be found in the course catalog listing

To enroll in the minor, please contact an engineering adviser in the College of Engineering Office of Student Services, 114 Johnson Hall, 541-737-5236 or via

If you are interested in the minor, a good place to start is to select your Bacc Core courses from the humanitarian engineering, science and technology (HEST) playlist. Courses marked by a '+' are specifically recommended because of the relevance of the material or because they are taught by a HEST-affiliated faculty member.

The two required core courses for the minor are ANTH 482/582 Anthropology in International Development and HEST 411/511 Engineering Design in Emergency and Low-Resource Environments*. Other requirements for the minor include: at least 6 credits of other HEST-designated courses including those listed below; 11-14 credits from the HEST Bacc Core Playlist or other thematic electives with adviser approval; and participation in a humanitarian engineering related experience such as Engineers without Borders, a related capstone design project, honors thesis, undergraduate research, field immersion or related internship of your choice.

*Due to instructional constraints, HEST 411/511 will not be offered this academic year. If you are a rising senior and wish to complete the minor in Spring 2017, you may substitute HEST412/512 for HEST411/511. 


FALL 2016

SPRING 2017 (Links go to information on last year's courses for reference)