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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. Attend Engineering Essentials for Study Abroad. Drop in at any point during these times:
     

    Monday 9/30 5:30-6:30pm, Gunness Student Center 
    Thursday 10/10 5:30-6:30pm, Goessman 152                 
    Wednesday 10/16 5:30-6:30pm, Gunness Student Center
    Thursday 10/24 5:30-6:30pm, Gunness Student Center 
    Monday 10/28 5:30-6:30pm, Gunness Student Center
    Thursday 11/7 5:30-6:30pm, Goessman 152           
    Wednesday 11/13 5:30-6:30pm, Gunness Student Center​ 

  2. Meet with an Engineering Peer Advisor at any point during the times listed above.
     
  3. Schedule an appointment with Carol Lebold, Study Abroad Advisor, during office hours in Engineering (126 Marston) via our on-line appointment booking systemWe recommend that you attend an Essentials meeting before scheduling an advising appointment.
     
  4. Explore options on the IPO Education Abroad website.   
     
  5. Explore course options. The Database for International Course Equivalencies (DICE) lists more than 150 engineering, math, and chemistry courses that have been approved as matches to UMass coursework at institutions overseas. This tool can help you in selecting a study abroad program.
 

Additional Resources

Study Abroad Peer Advising: 

Education Abroad Advising Center, IPO Building
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm        

W.E.B. Du Bois Library Learning Commons Room O
Monday - Wednesday 4pm - 7pm*       

*when classes are in session

Financial Aid Study Abroad Advising:

Education Abroad Advising Center, IPO Building
Tuesdays 12:30pm - 4:30pm                   

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), 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)

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), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, 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.