Why should I be interested in Education Abroad?

Education Abroad can help you:

  • Globalize your world view
  • Expand your problem-solving skills and intercultural understanding
  • Prepare you to work in an increasingly diverse and international workplace
  • Enhance your sense of independence and adaptability
  • Gain new insight into the world and yourself
CONTACTS
Department
Tingwen Wu
Director of Undergraduate Studies
wu@engr.uky.edu
Education Abroad Advisor
Molly McMahon
EA Advisor
molly.mcmahon@uky.edu

What is a Major Advising Page?

Major Advising Pages (MAP) feature education abroad programs that your department thinks are most appropriate for this discipline. Participating in a program featured on this MAP will allow you to complete coursework for your major/minor that has already been approved to transfer.

How do I use this MAP?

Use this MAP to identify programs of interest to you that offer coursework that might fulfill some of your degree requirements or compliment your studies at UK.

Ready to get Started?

As you evaluate the programs on this MAP, consider these important questions.

  • Do you want to complete courses abroad, or prefer completing a research project or internship?
  • Do you want to learn a language or improve your foreign language skills?
  • Would you like to study abroad for a semester, academic year, or a shorter amount of time like a summer or winter?
  • Do you want to study abroad with UK Students, or would you prefer to study alongside local students or other international students?

Highlighted Programs

UK Faculty-Directed

Renewable Energy

Pamplona, Spain

The course is eminently practical and the classes are complemented by tours of the most representative facilities in Navarre related to the course material. The classes will have a practical component based on the introduction, analysis and discussion of practical cases. There are two housing options for this program (homestay or apartment), and there is an option to add a two-week, non-credit general Spanish language course to the beginning of their program. All students will enroll in CME 599: Renewable Energies (6 credit hours).
Term: Summer
Language: English

Engineering and Calculus IV in Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe & Munich, Germany

This five week program is designed specifically for engineering students. On this program, students will complete both Calculus IV and EGR 196/199 through a number of company and cultural site visits. All courses delivered on this program are taught in English by UK faculty members. Students are to explore globalization in the engineering profession through visits to local companies and organizations. Students will experience German life by living with an English-speaking host family, meals included. Students will have the opportunity for additional, independent travel on the weekends.
Term: Summer
Language: English

UK Partner

University of Cape Town (Arcadia)

Cape Town, South Africa

Perched on the side of Table Mountain, UCT has stunning vistas from every angle and is a popular choice for study abroad. Africa’s leading teaching and research institutions, UCT has outstanding faculty and exceptional opportunities for students in engineering. Courses include Energy Conversion & Utilisation, Dynamics, Thermofluids, Mechanical Vibrations, Control Systems, and more.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English

Queen's University Belfast (Arcadia)

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Queen's is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for combining the best of tradition and progressive thinking. Though known for academic excellence across the board, the university has a particular strength in courses examining the politics of divided societies. Learn at a Russell Group institution, equivalent to the Ivy League in the U.S. This program offers courses such as Mechanical Design, Solids & Structure, Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics, and many more
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English

UK Direct

This summer program at Nagoya University will provide students with a rare opportunity to connect with and play a role in automobile technology. This 5-week program introduced students to the engineering technology around the production of automobiles through a series of lectures led by various innovators and engineers. Students also have the option of completing an intensive Japanese language course.
Term: Summer
Language: English

UK Exchange

This is a rare opportunity for engineering majors to combine research and study on an exchange experience. From January to March students can conduct research with a Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) faculty member and then spend April to July taking classes. Students taking Mechanical Engineering courses at KIT can take a bypass exam after their return to UK to receive full credit.
Term: Academic Year , Spring
Language: English, German
Politecnico di Torino (PdT) is known both in Italy and abroad as a leading institution to study engineering and architecture. Tradition combines with innovation to make its campus a stimulating environment offering a wealth of opportunities. Courses available in English, and include Applied Mechanics, Experimental Statistics & Mechanical Measurement, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Thermal & Hydraulic Machines, Fluid Power, and more.
Term: Spring
Language: English
TU Berlin is also a member of the TU 9 Consortium of German Institutes of Technology, a group of nine traditional German universities with an excellent reputation in the fields of engineering, technology and natural sciences. The main campus is centrally located in the western part of Berlin and is well-placed for anyone interested in the capital‘s rich cultural life, offering concerts, exhibitions, sports events and the infamous „Kneipen“. On campus, students have a wide range of opportunities for leisure-time and recreational activities, with numerous societies, initiatives and several cafes. TUB's sports program ranges from Aikido to indoor climbing. Take all your classes in English. No German language requirement.
Term: Academic Year , Spring
Language: English