Early planning is the key to making a semester abroad happen!
Engineering undergraduates are eligible to study abroad for a semester, summer, or winter (opportunities depend on engineering discipline). Take advantage of this unique and enriching opportunity!
Want to learn more? Follow these steps:
Engineering Semester Abroad:
The highly structured, sequential nature of engineering curricula is often the biggest obstacle to students studying abroad for a semester. With advanced planning, this year more than 30 UMass engineering students in all disciplines are studying abroad for a semester, taking some of the 130 approved engineering and engineering-related courses at universities in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. [NOTE: You will need to sign in with your UMass NetID and password to view the list of approved courses.]
Recommended semester abroad timing by discipline*
|Civil & Environmental Engineering||2nd semester sophomore year||Heriot Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), University College Cork (Ireland), University College Dublin (Ireland), Swansea University (Wales)|
|Chemical Engineering||2nd semester sophomore year||Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Heriot Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), University College London (England), University of Glasgow (Scotland), CEA Paris (France)|
Computer Systems & Electrical Engineering
|1st semester senior year||
University of Queensland (Australia), Deakin University (Australia), University of Wollongong (Australia), University of Cape Town (South Africa), ISA Columbia, University of Auckland (New Zealand), Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)
|Industrial Engineering||2nd semester sophomore year||Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand), University College Dublin (Ireland)|
|Mechanical Engineering||2nd semester sophomore year||CEA French Riviera (France), Heriot Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, University of Swansea (Wales), University College Dublin (Ireland)|
*This timing has been approved by Engineering departments. It may be possible for students to study during a semester other than those listed above on a case-by-case basis depending on a number of factors (major, requirements completed, etc.)
Summer/Winter Abroad Options:
During the summer, engineering students can opt to take engineering classes or minor and gen ed requirements. It is also possible to conduct research abroad in the summer and winter.