Semester-Length Programs

Whether you want to spend a semester in Singapore, Europe or another faraway place, the International Engineering Education program will help you find the best fit for your academic career. Learn more about the semester-length programs.

Asia

NUS: The National University of Singapore 

The National University of Singapore is one of the world's best engineering schools. The university offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.

Location: Singapore is a modern, island city-state, which enjoys a tropical rainforest climate.

Unique Factors:  All courses at NUS are taught in English.

Timing:  The fall semester at NUS runs from August 4 to December 6; the spring semester runs from January 9 to May 15. 

Courses:  There are courses for students in all engineering disciplines offered at NUS:

  • In the past, electrical engineering students have taken courses in radio frequency communications, high frequency techniques, and semiconductor electronics, but the university’s offerings are wide.
  • Chemical engineering students may take courses in chemical kinetics and reactor design, separation processes, process synthesis and simulation, and more.
  • For civil engineers, the university offers courses in hydraulics, water and wastewater engineering, structural concrete design, etc.
  • Mechanical engineering students have taken courses in heat transfer and manufacturing processes, but the university also offers courses in energy conversion processes, industrial automation, and energy and thermal systems analysis.
  • Courses are also available from the bioengineering, environmental engineering, industrial engineering, and materials engineering departments.

Students can find courses at NUS from the university’s course guide. If the classes you need to stay on track are not on the pre-approved list, please contact the IEE coordinator to discuss your options and the course approval procedure.

Housing costs: Students generally live in University-owned residence halls, privately leased housing, or student hostels. Housing costs are typically $3,000 for the semester.

Eligibility/Planning: Students must have a 3.3 GPA to apply to NUS. It is recommended that students apply to attend NUS during their Junior year. NUS is open to students in all UT engineering disciplines. Students must apply through the UT application for study abroad, as well as submit a separate application through NUS.

For additional information, visit the UT Study Abroad Office website or the NUS website.

SKKU: Sungkyunkwan University

Founded in 1398 by royal decree, SKKU has a history of excellence and tradition. As an institution, SKKU is a blend of forward-looking modernism and ancient tradition – the perfect place for electrical and computer engineering majors to learn about Korean culture and its role in Korea's incredible rise in the global marketplace.

Location: The Republic of Korea; the Suwon campus is located near Seoul, the country’s capital. Suwon, a world heritage site, is also refreshingly cosmopolitan with much to see and do.

Unique Factors:  SKKU also has strong links with industry, including Samsung. Students at SKKU in the spring term may be able to pursue an eight-week summer internship at Samsung after completing the semester exchange.

Timing:  The fall semester at SKKU runs from August through December; the spring semester runs from February through June.

Courses:  Only electrical engineering students may apply to attend SKKU. All electrical engineering courses are offered in English, though interested students may take Korean language courses. Electrical engineering students have taken a range of courses at SKKU, including modern optics, electromagnetic wave engineering, physical electronics, semiconductor electronics, and digital system design.

Housing costs:  Students live in SKKU student housing. Housing costs are typically $3,000.

Eligibility/Planning:  Students must have a 3.0 GPA and 45+ hours of undergraduate credit to apply to SKKU. It is recommended that students attend SKKU during their junior year. Only electrical engineering students may apply. Students should apply through the UT study abroad online application. 

For additional information, visit the UT Study Abroad Office website or the SKKU website.


Australia

University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8), a prestigious group of Australian Universities that are intensive in research and education. It is the top university in Australia.

Location:  Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia, and is regarded as the “cultural capital” of Australia. 

Unique Factors:  Located in an English-speaking country, there are a wide range of courses offered at University of Melbourne for engineering students to take to meet their degree requirements.

Timing:  The fall semester runs from July through December; the spring semester runs from February 22 through May 28.

Courses:  Students in any engineering discipline may find courses to take at the University of Melbourne:

  • Mechanical engineers have taken courses in usability engineering, foundations of electrical networks, biomechanics and biotransport, and biomaterials.
  • The civil engineering department offers courses in hydrogeology, environmental chemistry, civil hydraulics, and sustainable infrastructure engineering.
  • Chemical engineering students have taken courses in transport processes, heat and mass transfer process, reactor engineering, bioprocess engineering, and fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
  • Aerospace engineering students have fulfilled degree requirements in engineering hydraulics, mechanics, control systems, and engineering computation.

Students can find courses at University of Melbourne in the university’s course guide.

Housing costs:  Students are responsible for securing their own housing. The University of Melbourne has a range of housing options from residential colleges to university owned apartments. Residential colleges are highly recommended. Housing costs are typically $6,000 for the semester.

Eligibility/Planning:  Students must have a 3.0 GPA and at least 45 credit hours to apply to University of Melbourne. It is recommended that students apply to attend during their junior year. University of Melbourne is open to students in all UT engineering disciplines. Students must apply through the UT application for study abroad.

For additional information, visit the UT Study Abroad Office website or the University of Melbourne website.

University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia was founded in 1911, and is known for its academic rigor in the sciences and engineering.

Location:  The city of Perth is growing in size consistently, and its climate allows for broad outdoor sport activity.

Unique Factors:  Located in an English-speaking country, there are a wide range of courses offered at University of Western Australia for engineering students to take to meet their degree requirements.

Timing:  The fall semester runs from August through December; the spring semester runs from February through June. It is recommended that students attend during their Junior year.

Courses:  Students in any engineering discipline may find courses to take at the University of Western Australia:

  • PGE students are especially encouraged to apply for the university’s courses offerings under the mining specialization. Previous PGE students have taken courses in production optimization, but the university also offers courses in petroleum fluids, gas processing, and petroleum fluids and process engineering.
  • Civil engineering students have taken courses in reinforced steel design, structural concrete design, geomechanics, and civil engineering analysis and modeling. The university offers courses in engineering dynamics, mechanical design, and engineering for sustainable development for mechanical engineering students.
  • Electrical engineering students may take courses in signal processing, power electronics, semiconductor nanoelectronics, and more. 

Students can find courses at University of Western Australia in the university’s course guide.

Eligibility/Planning:  Students must have a 3.0 GPA and have completed most of their lower-division coursework to apply to University of Western Australia. It is recommended that students apply to attend during their unior year. University of Western Australia is open to students in all UT engineering disciplines. Students must apply to UWA directly as well as complete the UT application for study abroad.

For additional information, visit the UT Study Abroad Office website or the UWA website.


Europe

École Centrale Paris

École Centrale (EC) Paris has two hundred years of tradition in engineering. It belongs to the most selective Grand Écoles system – only 330 out of 10,000 top college math and science student applicants gain admission every year.

Location:  Located in a tranquil Paris suburb, EC is only 30 minutes from the center of one of the most livable, economically viable and interesting global cities of today.

Unique Factors:  EC prides itself on its connection to industry and has a business incubator which has successfully launched several engineering businesses. UT Engineering students will to have a chance to further their education in those areas with EC faculty and industry leaders.

Timing:  The fall semester at EC runs from early September through the end of January. The Spring semester runs from February 1 through mid-June.

Courses:  EC offers a range of electives in English.

  • In the past, electrical engineering students have taken courses in embedded control systems, advanced programming, and algorithms and programming.
  • Mechanical engineering students have taken courses in nuclear engineering, heat transfer, and multiscale surface analysis.

The full list of courses taught in English is available from the EC website.

Housing costs:  Students live on campus dormitories within a short walk to classes. There are 12 residence houses. Housing costs are typically $6,000 for the semester.

Eligibility/Planning:  Students must have a 3.3 GPA to apply to EC, and be in their major sequence. It is recommended that students apply to attend during the spring of their junior year. EC is open to students in Aerospace, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering. Students must apply to EC as well as using UT’s online study abroad application.

For additional information, visit the UT Study Abroad Office website or the EC exchange student website.

KTH: Royal Institute of Technology
(Kungliga Tekniska högskolan)

KTH is the oldest and largest technical university in Sweden. All of the graduate courses at KTH are taught in English, and it has a large international student population. Its programs in sustainable energy and resources are popular amongst students.

Location:  KTH is located in Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, as well as its most populous city.

Unique Factors:  KTH offers many courses in topics related to renewable energy and sustainability. Because all of its graduate course are taught in English, there are a wide range of courses UT students can take across all engineering disciplines.

Timing:  The fall semester at KTH runs from September 2 – January 18; the spring semester runs from January 20 – June 5.

Courses:  Students typically take their technical electives at KTH. The university offers a range of courses across the engineering disciplines, and all graduate courses are taught in English.

  • Mechanical engineering students have taken courses in renewable energy technology, sustainable power generation, applied heat and power, etc.
  • For civil engineering students, the university offers courses in concrete structures, bridge design, steel and timber structures, hydrology, water and wastewater management, waste management, and hydraulic engineering.
  • Chemical engineering students may take courses in polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry, catalysis, chemical reaction engineering, and analytical separations.
  • Students in electrical engineering have taken courses in power systems, electricity market analysis, system planning, and wind power systems.

Courses are also offered in architecture, biotechnology, industrial engineering, and information and communication technology. Students can find courses at KTH from the university’s course guide.

Housing costs:  Students typically live in dormitory and university apartments throughout the city. Housing costs are typically $2,500 for the semester.

Eligibility/Planning:  Students must have a 3.0 GPA to apply to KTH. It is recommended that students apply to attend KTH during the Spring of their junior year. KTH is open to students in all UT engineering disciplines. Students must apply to KTH directly as well as complete the UT application for study abroad.

For additional information, visit the UT Study Abroad Office website or the KTH exchange student website.

 

INSA: Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse

INSA Toulouse is a leading research university located in Toulouse, France. One of France's Grand Écoles, INSA Toulouse offers degrees in eight engineering specializations, including biochemical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, and computer engineering.

Location:  Toulouse is an internationally recognized center for engineering. Toulouse has been a cultural center of learning for hundreds of years and is well known for its student life.

Timing:  Students may attend INSA Toulouse during the Spring semester, which runs from January 8 to June 30.

Courses:  INSA Toulouse offers a spring semester in English for engineering students. This program is a package program, meaning that the courses offered are the only ones offered in English. The courses offered are for aerospace, mechanical, electrical, chemical, and biomedical engineering students: 

  • Aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering students take courses in applied mathematics, finite elements, systems dynamics, project team work (in a research lab), and French and European civilization issues. 
  • Electrical engineering students take courses in database systems, computer networks, signal processing, continuous linear systems control, mathematics, and French and European civilization issues. 
  • Chemical engineering and biomedical engineering students take courses in metabolic biochemistry, molecular microbial physiology and functional genomics, enzymology, biochemical engineering, and French and European civilization issues.

Housing costs:  Students live in dorms at INSA Toulouse. Housing costs are typically $3,200 for the semester.

Eligibility/Planning:  Students must have a 3.0 GPA to apply to INSA Toulouse. Only students in ASE, BME, ECE, CHE, and ME may apply. Students should apply through the UT online application. 

For additional information, visit the UT Study Abroad Office website or INSA Toulouse’s exchange student website.

The University of Edinburgh

University:  The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583, and was ranked as the 17th in the world by QS rankings. The School of Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics, and Mechanical Engineering.

Location:  Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a historic, cultured city with stunning Georgian and Victorian architecture and winding medieval streets.

Unique Factors:  Located in an English-speaking country, there are a wide range of courses offered at University of Edinburgh for engineering students to take to meet their degree requirements.

Timing:  The fall semester at University of Edinburgh runs from the mid-September through mid-December (September 16 – December 20); the spring semester begins in mid-January and goes until late May (January 11 – May 25).  It is recommended that students attend University of Edinburgh during the Fall or Spring of their Junior year.

Courses:  Students in all engineering disciplines can find appropriate coursework at University of Edinburgh.

  • Mechanical engineering students have fulfilled their thermodynamics and fluid mechanics requirements at University of Edinburgh, as well as taken electives in sustainable energy and instrumentation and control.
  • The civil engineering department offers courses in geotechnical engineering, hydraulic engineering, water resources engineering, and water and wastewater systems.
  • Chemical engineering students have taken courses in separation processes, chemical reaction engineering, and environmental issues in chemical engineering.
  • For electrical engineering students, the university offers courses in analog electronics, digital systems design, microelectronic device principles, and power systems engineering.

Students can find courses at University of Edinburgh from the university’s course finder.

Housing costs:  Housing is provided in the university dorms. Housing costs are typically $3,500 for the semester.

Eligibility/Planning:  Students must have a 3.0 GPA to apply to University of Edinburgh. It is recommended that students apply to attend during the Fall or Spring of their junior year. The program is open to students in all UT engineering disciplines. Students should apply through the UT online application. 

For additional information, visit the UT Study Abroad Office website or the University of Edinburgh’s exchange student website.

Delft University of Technology

The Technical University of Delft, founded in 1842, is one of the most highly regarded engineering schools in Europe. It attracts students from all over the world to its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Location:  Delft is a medieval city, known for its historic town center and canals.

Unique Factors:  The entire aerospace engineering degree program is offered in English at TU Delft.

Timing:  The fall semester at TU Delft runs from September 2 – December 30; the spring semester runs from February 3 – June 30.  Special arrangements may be made for final exams for students attending during the Fall. PGE students must attend during their senior year, ASE students can attend during their sophomore, junior, or senior years.

Courses:  The entire aerospace engineering program is taught in English at TU Delft, and students may take courses to complete their degree requirements. Options include flight and orbital mechanics, vibrations, propulsion and power, and aerospace systems and control theory. PGE courses are offered in English at the upper division only.

Housing costs:  Exchange students are officially housed by a student housing bureau in dormitories in the city. Housing costs are typically $5,000 for the semester.

Eligibility/Planning:  Students must have a 3.0 GPA to apply to TU Delft, and must already be in a major sequence. Only students ASE and PGE may apply. Students must apply to TU Delft directly as well as complete the UT application for study abroad. 

For additional information, visit the UT Study Abroad Office website or TU Delft’s exchange student website.

 

Deadlines to Apply

Fall Term/Full Academic Year: March 1

Spring Term: Oct. 1

Maymester: Nov. 1

Summer Term: December 1 (some programs may accept students until March 1)

Projects for Underserved Communities: March 1