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Engineering for Sustainability, Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences

Study Abroad Program Overview

Study abroad in Munich, one of the leading economic regions and technological hubs in Europe. The city is home to over 20,000 high-tech firms (including the headquarters of companies such as Siemens, O2, and BMW, as well as the German branch offices of other global players like Apple and Microsoft), a range of major banks and insurance companies, market leaders in the media sector, and specialist branches of industry.
 
The Munich University of Applied Sciences has developed a high-quality, application-oriented program that takes advantage of the special opportunities within this dynamic environment. On the Engineering for Sustainability program you will enroll in engineering courses taught in English that focus on automotive, industrial, electrical engineering, and entrepreneurship. The program is characterized by its focus on sustainability and green technology, a practice-oriented approach to learning, and close ties to local businesses and firms.
 
Students attend classes with international and/or host country students.

Language of Instruction

English


Language Study

German


Duration

Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.
 
Summer :  
early July to early August
 

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Housing

​You will live in youth hostels or shared apartments. The hostels are close to the historic downtown in quiet and safe neighborhoods; amenities and shops are within walking distance. More information on housing


Extracurricular Activities

​The cultural program provided through the Munich University of Applied Sciences includes receptions, field trips to historical sites, and German cultural activities in Munich and Bavaria. Munich is a vibrant cultural center—a city of theater and music, film, museums, and festivals. Situated close to the Alps, it also offers unlimited outdoor activities.


On-site Support

​UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of UCEAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. Program coordinators and bilingual German tutors from the Munich University of Applied Sciences provide student support services. They will also accompany the excursions, company visits, and other social events.
 
​See the UCEAP Program Guide for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; housing; and information about the intensive language program (if applicable).

Course Opportunities

​Engineering for Sustainability courses are geared towards international and German students enrolled in mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, or environmental engineering programs on their home campuses.
 
You will take:
  • 1 German Culture and Language course- 3.0 quarter/2.0 semester UC units (lower-division)
  • 2 Engineering courses- 4.5 quarter/3.0 semester UC units each (upper-division)

Course topics for summer 2016 (select one per block):

Block 1

  • Smart Vehicles
    • Prerequisites: Basic electrical engineering and programming principles; microcontroller programming and control theory knowledge helpful but not required
  • Smart Environments
    • Prerequisites: Basic understanding of electrical engineering; Foundations of computer science and information technology; Basic programming experience; and some background in artificial intelligence is of advantage
  • Internal Combustion Engines
    • Prerequisites: Intermediate engineering thermodynamics, intermediate fluid mechanics, and heat transfer 

Block 2

  • Gas Turbines
    • Prerequisites: Undergraduate level thermodynamics including: thermal equations of state of the ideal gas, first and second law of thermodynamics, thermodynamic state changes in closed and open systems for single phase pure gases or non-reacting ideal mixtures like air, and thermodynamic cycles: Carnot, Otto, Diesel, Joule (Brayton)
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems
    • Prerequisites: Basic understanding of dynamics and fluids; Prior Matlab/Simulink experience helpful but not required
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
    • Prerequisites: Enthusiasm for innovation and teamwork  

Use the following resources to learn about courses on UCEAP:

Units

​You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 12 quarter/8 semester UC units required; three courses.


Internships, Research, and Independent Study

​Internships, research, and independent study are not possible on this program


Munich University of Applied Sciences

Munich University of Applied Sciences
Founded in 1971 by the amalgamation of seven colleges of technology and higher education, some of which date back to the early 19th century, the polytechnic Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) is today the largest university of its kind in Bavaria and one of the largest in Germany. It currently has 16,500 students (about 13.5% are international students), nearly 500 professors, and 750 lecturers. Cooperation between the University and industry is strong. Faculty members generally have both academic qualifications and a business background, and they cultivate close contacts to industry and commerce in and around Munich which manifest in a multitude of projects.
 
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
 
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
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Estimated EAP Costs *

OptionWeeksUnits (Qtr)Units (Sem)UCEAP Fees 1Additional Costs 2
(Estimated)
 
Summer5128$6,650$2,150
 
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.

1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.

2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.

All fees are subject to change without notice.

These expenses are estimated. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of payment information, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non Resident Fees on UCEAP.
 
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
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  • Predeparture expenses (visa, etc.)
  • Round-trip transportation from California
  • UC fees
  • Tuition at partner institution
  • Mandatory Host Country Health Insurance
  • On-site orientation
  • Room and board
  • Program excursions and activities
  • Books and other incidental expenses
  • Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.​
 

Scholarships

UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.​

Study abroad scholarships for Germany

Arnold Heidsieck Scholarship Fund

The Arnold Heidsieck Scholarship Fund provides 1-4 awards of $2,000 each to students studying in Germany through UCEAP for an academic year. All applications for this award must be submitted through UCEAP's online scholarship application system as part of the $1 Million Scholarship Initiative.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship to Germany

The publicly funded German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a wide range of funding opportunities to support undergraduates and graduates studying at German universities. Each year, DAAD provides financial support to more than 55,000 people. The program aims to promote international academic relations and cooperation. Find out more.
 

Delta Phi Alpha Scholarship to study in German-speaking countries

A prize of $1500 is available to help defray costs of study abroad in a German-speaking country. Applicants, who must be members of Delta Phi Alpha, should present a plan for study abroad with the application. Find out more.
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Eligibility

Class Level:

Senior

Language Prerequisites:

None

GPA:

2.85 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.

Other Eligibility Requirements:


Students must have at least 3 years of university course work and, at a minimum, must have completed engineering foundation courses. High school AP credit does not count. Some courses in the program may require additional background. Please review the course syllabi for specific prerequisites.

All applicants must also have:

  • Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
  • Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
  • A willingness to abide by program regulations.
  • Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.

Application Information and Deadlines

Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.

Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.

For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.

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These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by MUAS

Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines:

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