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.
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.
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
CIS 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.
Hear what students, interns, and alumni have to say
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Get to know your Irish classmates; you can learn about the country and culture from them. I have met people from around the world and from around America. Many of them I still stay in contact with them because we had become close friends and learned a lot from one another. These friendships would not be possible without CIS Abroad.
One aspect I enjoyed the most was the freedom that I had to be a student and visitor. My site director was the best at guiding me and always being there in any circumstance, yet I still felt like an adult.
This program changed my life in many ways, but most importantly it taught me how to be adaptable. I thoroughly enjoyed the intern mixers that allowed us to meet others in our program.
Come in with an open mind, make friends, and don't pass up an opportunity to explore. I now want to go on more adventures and feel more cultured.
Edinboro University of PA
I will forever have a respect for all cultures and people. My favorite aspect of the program was the weekend trips and weekly activities planned for the students.
University of Arkansas
The excursions included in the CIS Abroad program were amazing. The site directors chose awesome tour guides for our excursions and made it a great experience. Both the site directors and the tour guides were extremely caring and knowledgeable about their job. I felt safe at all times.
I stepped outside of my comfort zone and met so many friends while studying on the Gold Coast, which has allowed me to stay in contact with people on almost every continent. Being a marketing student, this diverse network will also benefit me on a professional level.
CIS Abroad created a comfortable and eventful atmosphere. This program opened my eyes to the world and allowed me to grow comfortable in my own skin when placed in new surroundings.
Colby Sawyer College
This experience opened my eyes to the beauty of the world and showed me how small my problems really are. It showed me that I can be whoever I want and do whatever I want and that money isn't everything. Lastly, it introduced me to my CISabroad family.
Keene State University
Going abroad with CISabroad was one of my best decisions. I really loved how CIS created a family through orientation, excursions, Facebook posts, rooming assignments, etc. There was never a moment where I felt alone or helpless. I've made friends that I'll have for the rest of my life.
University of South Carolina
This program made me realize how much I want travel, culture and adventure to be a part of my life forever.
One of the best aspects of the program was my site director, who is one of the most wonderful people I've ever met. The difference between my experience and my fellow students' experiences in other programs was very noticeable.
Loyola University Chicago
Studying abroad enhanced my Spanish-speaking skills, gave me deep friendships, and positively challenged the ways I viewed my own family, culture, and country. I’ve become a better student, sister, daughter, and friend. I can never see the world through the same lenses again. To that I am forever grateful.
Point Loma Nazarene University
This program gave me so many opportunities to learn about the Irish culture and took us on trips with locals to get the full experience. I was extremely prepared through CISabroad and was never nervous about any plans. I mostly miss the amazing people and culture of Ireland.
Boise State University
The best aspect of the program was the amazing people I met, the different culture, living in the city, and experiencing new and exciting things everyday.