CISABROAD BLOG · January 6, 2021 · 3 Min Read
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.

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.

The University of Newcastle stands 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 and intern programs for engineering

CIS Abroad offers a selection of summer programs that can provide engineers with coursework and customized internship placements to gain skills towards their careers. We recommend the following program most frequently to engineering students:

This program with our trusted partner, the Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy, is designed so Engineering students can take one of their core courses abroad (Physics II + a lab) with other Engineering students while studying on the beautiful Italian coast. The course is taught by international engineering faculty, vetted by the University of Michigan School of Engineering International Programs.

Thailand is the manufacturing hub for Southeast Asia. Large numbers of US, Japanese, Chinese, and Thai companies have large operations there, in areas such as automotive, hardware, and IT. Interns will be able to work directly with local and expat engineers on production, development, research, and other areas.

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.

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