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Study Abroad for Engineers

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:

  1. View the Study Abroad Essentials video.
     
  2. Review your Engineering curriculum and speak with your Engineering faculty advisor about which courses you might be able to take abroad.
     
  3. Schedule an appointment with Ashley Krause, Education Abroad Advisor, via our on-line appointment booking system.

    Or drop in at OSA (Marston 126) on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm.

    You can also contact Ashley at aekrause@umass.edu.  We recommend that you view the Study Abroad Essentials video before scheduling an advising appointment.
     
  4. Explore the Database for International Course Equivalencies (DICE), which lists more than 150 engineering, math, and chemistry courses that have been pre-approved as matches to UMass coursework at institutions overseas. This tool can help you in selecting a study abroad program, but it is not meant to be exhaustive.  Students can request approval for courses not listed on DICE as well.
     
  5. Use the program search on the IPO Education Abroad website to learn more about each program or university that interests you.
 

Additional Resources

Study Abroad Peer Advising: 

Education Abroad Advising Center, International Programs Office, 70 Butterfield Terrace
Drop-in Advising: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm        

Evening Zoom appointments available too.

Education Abroad Financial Aid Advising:

Education Abroad Advising Center, IPO Building
Drop-in hours: Wednesdays 12:00pm - 4:00pm                   

International Course Approval Form 

 

Recommended semester abroad timing by discipline*

Biomedical Engineering 2nd semester sophomore year AUT University (New Zealand), University College Dublin (Ireland)
Civil & Environmental Engineering 2nd semester sophomore year Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (Malaysia), University College Cork (Ireland), University College Dublin (Ireland)
Chemical Engineering 2nd semester sophomore year Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), University College London (England), University of Glasgow (Scotland)

Computer Systems & Electrical Engineering

1st semester senior year

University of Queensland (Australia), University of Wollongong (Australia), University of Cape Town (South Africa), 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 Cork (Ireland), University College Dublin (Ireland)
Mechanical Engineering 2nd semester sophomore year CEA French Riviera (France), Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), University College Dublin (Ireland), University of Cape Town (South Africa), Yonsei University (South Korea)

*This is not an exhaustive list - there are other opportunities available!

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.  Check out the UMass Education Abroad program search to explore summer and winter abroad options.