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Engineering Abroad

Advance Your Engineering Degree Abroad

Take advantage of the University of California's engineering programs in new and exciting environments abroad! All programs offer UC credit and the chance to make rapid progress towards your engineering degree. Topics include new modes of problem-solving; chemical, civil, electrical, computer, automotive, and mechanical engineering; bioengineering; and more. Hands-on research and internships provide experience to build your résumé before you graduate
 

Programs for Your Major

Below are featured programs with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses, and unique academic opportunities in engineering. These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject areas: engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, and mechanical engineering.
 
TIP: Consider studying abroad for a year! It can be easier to get credit for your courses by taking one or more engineering course sequences over the span of a year.
 

EXPLORE​

 
 “Study abroad will make positive changes in your life, both personally and professionally  that you will cherish forever. My own study abroad experiences did these things for me,
and I know they will for you, too!” 

Scott B. Baden, Professor at UC San Diego
Computer Science and Engineering Department​ 
 

Immerse in a New Culture - Study in English

The following immersion programs let you live in a new environment while studying in your own language. These featured programs come with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses, and specialized academic opportunities in engineering. 
 
 
Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Ranked first in Australia for Engineering and Technology, the Melbourne School of Engineering offers an outstanding selection of engineering disciplines, including biomedical, chemical and biomolecular, and computing and information systems. Students enjoy the opportunity to attend special guest lectures put on by the School of Engineering.
 
Sub-disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Year
 
The School of Engineering, ranked #1 in Greater China, focuses on the latest findings and research and allows you to take courses that apply to today's workforce and technological needs. A wide range of courses are offered ranging from human-computer interfacing technologies to aerospace engineering, energy systems, green energy, and much more.
 
Research Option
Research and independent study courses are offered by HKUST. These courses are usually numbered in the 4900s in the HKUST course catalog. For more information see the courses and credits tab.
 
Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Experience this lively university where you have the opportunity to participate in local sports and interest clubs while studying engineering. Students enjoy small class sizes and study a variety of topics including biomedical, chemical and bioprocess, civil, electrical, energy systems, and mechanical engineering
 
Sub-disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Take courses in the departments of Chemical & Process Engineering, Civil & Natural Resources Engineering, Computer Science & Software Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering while you enjoy the friendly and beautiful environment in New Zealand. Internships and research opportunities may be available to enterprising students.
 
Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The Faculty of Engineering has outstanding and internationally recognized engineering programs. From building race cars to developing human-like robotic muscles, the National University of Singapore is leading the way in designing solutions for current global challenges through its research and development of new technologies. Here you may access the "Technopreneur" program, a competitive, experiential learning module blending engineering with business and the arts.
 
Research Option
See the courses and credits tab for more information on the technopreneur program and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offered by the School of Computing and the Faculty of Engineering.
 
Sub-disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The engineering degrees at the University of Cape Town emphasize design skills, entrepreneurship, and project management. Students in civil engineering are taught theoretical aspects in lectures, but a larger part of the courses are lab sessions that investigate properties of construction materials, soil behavior, water quality, and waste treatment.
 
Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Small class sizes and direct contact with instructors create an intimate academic environment at the Faculty of Engineering in Lund. Courses in most UC engineering fields cover both theory and practical application to industry scenarios, and offer you a chance to participate in valuable research projects. With the appropriate background, you may take first year graduate-level courses for upper-division credit.
 
Research Option
You will have the opportunity to participate in research and/or lab work with a faculty member at Lund University. If you are interested, contact faculty after your arrival to see what opportunities are available. For more information, see the courses and credits tab.
 
Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English or Chinese
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
National Taiwan University in Taipei has maintained its standing as the most prestigious College of Engineering in Taiwan as it on the forefront of technological advancement in Taiwan. The engineering departments are offering a growing number of courses in English each year. The Departments of Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering consistently offer exceptional courses taught in English.
  
Sub-disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Enjoy smaller class sizes, independent coursework, the opportunity to participate in lab-based work, and access to all major fields of engineering. The program is built for you to advance in your degree taking at least 16 of the required 21-24 units in your major. UCEAP returnees recommend joining clubs and societies to further integrate into Scottish society.
 
Internships  | Research Option
Engineering internships and research are possible on this program and arrangements are generally made after arrival, although some pre-departure preparation may be required. See the courses and credits tab for more information on research, and the internships tab for more information on internships.
 
 

Immerse in a New Culture - Learn a Language

The following immersion programs let you live in a new culture while studying in a new language as well. ​Some of these programs are also taught in English. These featured programs come with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses, and specialized academic opportunities in engineering. 
 
 
Sub-disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: Portuguese
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro is an excellent university featuring small class sizes and close interactions with Brazilian professors. Here you can access a wide variety of engineering courses, most corresponding to the sub-disciplines listed, as well as courses in less common fields such as petroleum engineering and nanotechnology.

Sub-disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The University of Chile's School of Engineering ranks #1 in Latin America and offers a wide range of engineering courses in sub-disciplines including environmental hydrology, geomechanics, water treatment, materials and manufacturing, metallurgical engineering, mining engineering, and mineral engineering. Located in Santiago, this program includes multiple excursions and helps facilitate internships for credit.
 
Internships Option
The UCEAP Study Center is especially well organized to place UC students into internships. Staff at the study center will assist you in the process after arrival in Chile. For more information, see the internships tab on the University of Chile program page.
 
Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: French
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Engineering students who wish to study abroad in France will find a wonderful opportunity at the Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute where they can take classes in their major and be exposed to the latest technological research. Courses also focus on the business aspect of engineering careers.
 
Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: German
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Immerse yourself in German culture while studying engineering at one of Germany's largest and established universities of technology. In addition to excellent coursework, you have the opportunity to participate in research projects or internships in Berlin.
 
Internships | Research Option
Engineering internships and research are possible on this program and can be arranged after arrival in Berlin. For more information on how to set up a research opportunity, see the courses and credits tab and for internships see the internships tab.
 
Sub-disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: Spanish, English
Terms: Spring
 
Many of the engineering degrees offered at this young and dynamic university are bilingual or taught completely in English, and upper-division courses have prerequisites similar to those at UC, making your transition to a Spanish university system very straightforward. Carlos III makes it easy to plan your tentative course of study well in advance by providing many syllabi online.
 
Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English or Chinese
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
National Taiwan University in Taipei has maintained its standing as the most prestigious College of Engineering in Taiwan as it on the forefront of technological advancement in Taiwan. The engineering departments are offering a growing number of courses in English each year. The Departments of Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering consistently offer exceptional courses taught in English.
 
 

Special Focus on Engineering

The following programs let you live in a new culture and enjoy a program with a special focus on engineering. These featured programs come with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses, and specialized academic opportunities in engineering. ​​
 
 
China - Engineering, Univ. of Michigan Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Joint Institute
Sub-disciplines: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall
 
Experience an engineering curriculum that combines the best approaches in the discipline with fresh perspectives in engineering. The Joint Institute offers small class sizes, international faculty renowned in the field, and state of the art facilities. In addition to engineering courses, the program offers a small number of humanities and social science courses.
 
Sub-disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Summer
 
The summer program incorporates high-end technology and a practice-oriented approach to learning. Conduct lab experiments and simulations, build interpersonal skills in group projects, and go on site visits to major global companies headquartered in Munich. The curriculum includes an entrepreneurship course as well as various courses in the fields of automotive, industrial, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
 
Germany - International Summer School, Technical University Berlin
Sub-disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Summer
 
Technical University summer school offers engineering and science courses taught in English. You will take a two-week course in innovation management or German language followed by a single intensive four-week engineering course featuring both theoretical and hands-on practical experience. The program includes site visits to relevant companies or research facilities in Berlin. ​
 
Israel - Israel Institute of Technology, Technion/Neubauer
Sub-disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Spring
 
This program prepares you to excel in your future academic and professional career. You will participate in an internship and can choose challenging, intensive academic courses in three tracks: Engineering & Science, Entrepreneurship, or Introduction to Medicine. ​
 
Internships  | Research
Engineering internships and research internships occur during the first 9 weeks on this program. See the internships tab for more information on the types of opportunities available.
 
Sub-disciplines: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Spring, Year
 
Study in Japan for the full year or for the spring semester. Tohoku University provides courses taught in English along with a wide variety of research opportunities, including the chance to conduct seismic behavior and tidal wave research in a location ideally suited for this area of civil engineering. You will learn invaluable lab technique and research skills in this hands-on program.
 
Research
This program has a required research component which makes up from one third to one half of your academic curriculum during each semester. You will be placed in a research group based on a study plan you submit as part of your predeparture checklist. See the courses and credits tab for more information on Tohoku University research.
 
Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English or Japanese
Terms: Fall, Spring
 
Immerse yourself in full-time lab research in one of the hundreds of labs at Osaka University. Whether your interest is quantum optical engineering, nuclear fusion studies, or intelligent mechanics, there is a lab for your particular interest. Past students have enjoyed using technical lab equipment and working closely with expert faculty and their research team.
 
Research
This is a full-time lab research program; you will be placed in a lab based on a research proposal you submit as part of your predeparture checklist. See the courses and credits tab for more information on Osaka University researchers.

 

Japan - Summer Lab Research, Engineering & Science, Osaka University

Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering

 

Language of Instruction: English or Japanese

Terms: Summer

 

Immerse yourself in two-month hands-on lab/research experience in one of the many labs at Osaka University. This program is a shorter version of the regular Osaka University Lab Research Program completed during summer. Whether your interest is quantum optical engineering, nuclear fusion studies, or intelligent mechanics, there is a lab for your particular interest. Past students have enjoyed using technical lab equipment and working closely with expert faculty and their research team.​

 

Research
This is a full-time lab research program; you will be placed in a lab based on a research proposal you submit as part of your predeparture checklist. See the courses and credits tab for more information on Osaka University researchers.
  
Taiwan - Lab Research, Engineering & Science, National Taiwan University
Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Summer
 
Take advantage of this hands-on summer research opportunity! Students spend an estimated 30 hours per week in the lab and work directly with faculty, PhD, and graduate students from around the world. The required course, Exploring Taiwan, includes a series of lectures, cultural activities, and excursions. 
 
Research
This is a full-time lab research program. See the courses and credits tab for more information on possible lab opportunities in the NTU summer research lab.
 
Sub-disciplines: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
 
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Year
 
Become fully immersed in this year-long program dedicated to engineering majors only. Consistently rated in the top three universities in the UK, studies at Imperial College London involve a full schedule of specialized courses in your major. Enjoy the British educational system which requires a greater level of independence—with fewer exams, smaller class sizes, and a larger emphasis on practical, lab-based work.
 
Internships  | Research Option
Engineering research and internships are possible on this program and arrangements are generally made after arrival, although some pre-departure preparation may be required. See the courses and credits tab for more information on research, and the internships tab for more information on internships.
 
Access a selection of study abroad scholarships where special consideration is given to engineering, science and math majors:

Many of these scholarships can be combined too! For more information on scholarships, see our scholarships page.​​​​
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These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject areas: engineering, bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, and mechanical engineering