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Top Programs in Engineering


As you will see below, CIS Abroad’s program portfolio is dotted with outstanding options for engineering students. Though the sequential nature of engineering curriculum at many US institutions can at times make it challenging for these students to spend a full semester abroad, with a little planning and the right selection of programs, it is more than possible. We’re also thrilled to be able to offer relevant coursework on summer programs and year-round internships to engineering students. As a rule of thumb, our partner universities in Australia are generally very good for engineering coursework, and students can also find opportunities to meet their academic needs in the Europe and Asia. 

Top semester programs for engineering

Located in the west of Ireland, the University of Limerick and its School of Engineering are known for innovative teaching and cutting-edge research. CIS Abroad students have access to “modules” (courses) in Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Industrial Design, and Biomedical Engineering.

Though we could have recommended nearly any of our semester abroad programs in Australia, the University of Newcastle does stand out for the quality and quantity of engineering courses offered by its Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment. Students of electrical, mechanical, civil, software, and biomedical engineering will be able to enroll in coursework that likely closely follows the curriculum at their home university.

Sogang University, a small private institution in Seoul, is one of South Korea’s top research universities. Its School of Engineering offers coursework in four main areas: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, and Computer Science/Engineering. Students looking for courses in the applied sciences are also well served at Sogang.

Top summer programs for engineering

Take an equivalent of Physics II + lab and 1-2 non-engineering courses by day, and retreat to the romantic piazzas or festive restaurants overlooking the sea by night. This program, vetted by the University of Michigan International Engineering Programs, offers you a chance to enjoy the summer abroad while getting ahead in a core class necessary to your engineering degree. Other courses on offer include Italian, international tourism, marketing, archaeology, and sustainability. 

Top intern programs for engineering

Barcelona SUM2022 UC Davis Internship First Day_1_1CIS Abroad offers a selection of programs that can provide engineers with customized internship placements to gain skills towards their careers. Considering our network of host employers in more than a dozen countries around the world, we recommend the following programs most frequently to engineering students:


What’s next? To dive deeper into the courses available on a particular program, take a look at the program pages that you are interested in, and scroll down to Academics. There, under “Choose your courses” you will find information about course offerings and availability. For intern programs, sample placements can be found on each program page as well.