Leadership is defined as the knowledge and practice of skills necessary to lead a team. Students increase character building, develop a vision that motivates others to collaborate, increase communication and create value.

 To get Leadership credit, you must:

Step 1) Participate in a class or documented formal leadership training.

Step 2) Then, complete an activity where you successfully lead others to an established goal.

Step 3) Submit one-page summary report to your department.

Opportunities could also exist through the military, your place of employment or through student involvement. Please obtain preliminary approval of these activities from your department.

It is not necessary to complete a course, but the following courses qualify for leadership instruction. (A leadership experience still needs to occur. See below.)

  • COMM 328. Teamwork, Leadership and Group Communication
  • ENGR 501. Engineer as Leader
  • HNRS 152F. Leadership Challenge
  • HNRS 310Q. Honors Tutorial - Engaging Leaders
  • HNRS 310R. Honors Tutorial - Evolving Leaders
  • HNRS 310S. Honors Tutorial - Emerging Leaders
  • HNRS 310T. Summer Leadership Institute
  • HNRS 310V. LeaderShape Institute
  • HNRS 351. Survey of Leadership
  • IIC 301. Leadership is Essential Seminar
  • IME 664. Engineering Management
  • MGMT 360. Principles of Management
  • MGMT 462. Leading and Motivating
  • PSY 413. Leadership in Self and Society (cross-listed as HP 408. Leadership in Self and Society)

Leadership Activity

AFTER completing an approved leadership course or formal training, you need to complete a leadership activity. Your leadership activity must be one where you have clearly demonstrated the application of the leadership skills taught in the course or formal training.

Examples of a leadership project could be serving as President or Vice President of a student organization, acting as an event leader for a major event on or off campus, or leading a team through a project at your job. Other activity opportunities may exist; talk to your academic or faculty advisor if you have questions about what experiences may count as your leadership activity.

Leadership Summary Report

Your summary report will be assessed using a rubric. You must receive a score of '8' or better on your report in order to receive Engineer of 2020 credit. Optionally, you may use the suggested report template to format and structure your paper.

Click here to download the Leadership Report Template and Rubric

Leadership reports must be submitted, along with the Approval Form, to your department for processing.