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Highlighted Study Abroad Programs for Engineering Students


The choice of study abroad programs at the University of Tennessee is wide and varied. Engineering students should start their search at the UT Programs Abroad office and website. Answering some of the fundamental questions on their “Getting Started” page will help narrow your search. Most engineering students who study abroad collect their general education electives so they can maximize the number of programs they are eligible for, as relatively few programs offer significant technical content that would count towards their engineering degree. Taking foreign language courses in the country where that language is spoken is another popular choice. One way of not significantly altering degree progression is to sign up for a UT faculty led program. These are short-term programs, usually mini-term or first term summer school, offering one or two UT courses taught abroad by a UT faculty member.

The College of Engineering has been supplementing the activity of the UT Programs Abroad office by helping to arrange study abroad options where students can take some engineering coursework in a semester abroad. This allows students to get the benefits of a full semester experience living in another culture while still making some progress towards their engineering degree. The College does not recommend undergraduate students taking a full load of technical courses while on a semester abroad.

Currently, these locations are:

England

University of Manchester

The following courses have been “pre-approved” by the MABE department.
ME 331 / MACE 11005 Thermodynamics 1-2
ME 321 / MACE 10004 Solids and Structures 1-2
ME 466 / MACE 21022 Solids and Structures 2 2-2

For other suggested equivalencies, coursework links and information click here

University of Nottingham

The following courses have been pre-approved by the MABE department.
ME 344/MM3HTR Heat Transfer 3-2
ME 451/MM3CAI Control and Instrumentation 3-2

For other suggested equivalencies, coursework links and information click here

Wales

Swansea University

The following courses have been pre-approved by the MABE department.
ME 321/EG-120 Strength of Materials 1-2
EE 301-2?/EG-142 Instrumentation and Control 1-2
AE 341/EG-160 Fluid Mechanics l 1-2
ME 331/EG-161 Thermodynamics 1-2
ME 363/EG-260 Dynamics l 2-2

For other suggested equivalencies, coursework links and information click here

Ireland

University College - Dublin

Coming soon…

Italy

Milan Polytechnic

UT COE departments are currently evaluating coursework for possible pre-approval.

Turin Polytechnic

UT COE departments are currently evaluating coursework for possible pre-approval. Click here to see technical coursework offered in English.

China

Discussions in progress with Shanghai University, Wuhan University, and Sichuan University.

Other engineering featured programs

Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea is offering a short-term program, May, 2011 with an engineering theme, Engineering a New Tomorrow.

International Summer School in Science and Engineering in Lyon, France

Research internships in Germany

Undergraduate summer research internships are offered in Germany through the DAAD – Rise program. See Laura Poland’s blog for one UT student’s experience with this program.

Financial Support

Engineering Students arranging a Study Abroad experience are encouraged to apply for COE and Alcoa Foundation support. This program and deadlines are described here.

 

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