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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 meeting in Office of Student Affairs, Marston 126. Drop in at any point during these times:

    Mondays 1-5 pm
    Wednesdays 8:30 am-5 pm
    Fridays 9-11 am and 3-5 pm

  2. Meet with an Engineering Peer Advisor in Marston 126 at any point during the times listed above.
     
  3. Schedule an appointment with Candice Snowden, 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:   https://www.umass.edu/ipo/education-abroad
     
  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.

 

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)

 

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.  (https://www.umass.edu/ipo-education-abroad/)