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Study Abroad in Australia

Multidisciplinary Engineering (MDE) students in the Acoustical Engineering and Engineering Management concentrations have a new study abroad opportunity. Students in these programs may spend their sixth semester at the University of Queensland (U.Q.), one of the country’s leading research and teaching institutions, near Brisbane, Australia. Courses offered are aligned specifically to their plans of study, allowing for students to advance their degree objective without losing time to graduation. This opportunity was made possible through a competitive Incentive Study Abroad Program grant awarded to IDES/MDE through the generosity of the Global Engineering Program.

Both plans of study include Engineering Management & Communication, Australian Culture and Australian History. The Engineering Management plan includes Project Management with a focus on “high-tech electrical & information technology engineering laboratories, where dealing with risk & fast changing technologies are special factors.” The Acoustical Engineering plan includes Engineering Acoustics, which covers such topics as the physiological aspects of sound, statistical noise measures, and reflection & transmission of sound.

MDE students who enroll in the 12 credits are eligible for a $3,000 scholarship from Purdue. See below about the incentive through the university’s Purdue Moves program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about eligibility, important deadlines, and other planning information to help you through the study abroad process.

Plans of Study:

MDE Acoustical Engineering

MDE Engineering Management

Purdue Moves Study Abroad Scholarship

Purdue will offer the following scholarships to Purdue WL degree seeking undergraduate students applying for a credit bearing, Study Abroad approved program:

  • Up to $3,000 for a semester-long experience earning at least 12 credits
  • Up to $2,000 for programs that spend at least 6 weeks abroad & earn 6 or more credits during the summer term
  • Up to $1,000 for shorter term summer and spring/winter break programs

Students are limited to one short scholarship ($2,000 or $1,000) and one full semester scholarship ($3,000) for the duration of their studies at Purdue.

Priority scholarship deadlines:
Spring: November 1
Spring break: January 15
Fall and Summer: April 1

The scholarship application may be accessed via students "My Study Abroad" page. Applications are now open for students who have applied for winter break, spring, spring break, calendar year, or summer programs. Scholarships will not be granted after the program start date.

**Please note:

  • Applications will appear on a student's "My Study Abroad" page one day after your application has been submitted. The system refreshes nightly and will display the application box after it verifies undergraduate status.
  • International students should apply early due to longer processing times.

Purdue's Office of Programs for Study Abroad has general information about international experiences here.