Purdue offers you unprecedented opportunities to study overseas, with unmatched academic and cultural experiences.  International experience is guaranteed to give you a leg up in the job market, as every industry is now globally connected. That's why 40% of Purdue ME students study internationally (the national average is only 5%). Take the leap, and have an experience of a lifetime!


Where can I go?

As a Purdue student, you can take advantage of hundreds of Purdue's Study Abroad programs around the world.  However, there are a select few that are very popular with Purdue ME students, because they work well within the Mechanical Engineering curriculum, giving you the best chance of finishing your degree in a timely fashion.

Asia/Pacific

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) – Shanghai, China >>>

Shanghai is the flagship program for Purdue MEs studying abroad.  More than 350 ME students have spent a semester in Shanghai over the past 10 years.  The world's most populated country is also one of the world's most exciting places, with incredible cities and amazing historical and natural wonders.

Visit the Study Abroad page for SJTU, or SJTU's own website.

SJTU Course

Purdue Course

Degree Requirement

Intercultural Team Work (required)

ME 49700 Intercultural Team Work

ME Elect.

Chinese 1 (required)

CHNS 101 - Chinese I

Gen. Ed. Or WAC

Chinese Culture (required)

CHNS 280 - Chinese Cultural

Gen. Ed. Or WAC

Heat and Mass Transfer

ME 31500 - Heat and Mass Transfer

ME Core

Thermodynamics II

ME 300 - Thermodynamics II

ME Elect.

Principles of Engineering Materials

MSE 230 - Structure and Properties of Materials

ME Core

Stochastic Models

IE 336 -  Stochastic Models

Tech. Elect.

Quality Management

IE 490 - Quality Management

Tech. Elect.

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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Nanyang Technological University – Singapore >>>

Singapore is a small city-state in the middle of Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous, tax-friendly countries, and boasts the world's busiest port.  It combines the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences, along with a tropical climate, copious shopping malls, and vibrant night-life scene.

Visit the Study Abroad page for Nanyang, or Nanyang's own website.

Nanyang Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

Note

MA 9031 Printing and Additive Manufacturing

ME 497 Printing and Additive Manufacturing

3

ME Elec.

 

MA 9030 Bioprinting

ME 497 Bioprinting

3

ME Elec.

 

MA 9001 Introduction to Energy

ME 497 Introduction to Energy

3

ME Elec.

 

FE 1005/BG1105/MS1015 Materials Science

MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials

3

ME Core

Must be approved by the MSE Department

MA 3001 Machine Element Design

ME 452 Machine Design II

3

ME Elec.

 

MA 2001/AE 2008 Mechanics of Materials

ME 323 Mechanics of Materials

3

ME Core

 

MA 2004/ME 3104/MA 2304/ MA 3304 Manufacturing Technology and Materials

ME 497 Manufacturing Tech and Materials

3

ME Elec.

 

Integrated Product Development and Plant Mgmt

ME 497 Integrate Product Development and Plant Mgmt

3

ME Elec.

 

MA 3701 Aerodynamics

ME 497 Aerodynamics

3

ME Elec.

 

MA 4825 Robotics

ME 497 Robotics

3

ME Elec.

 

MA 4831 Computer-Aided Engineering

ME 497 Computer-Aided Engineering

3

ME Elec.

 

MA 4855 Quality Engineering

ME 497 Quality Engineering

3

ME Elec.

 

MA 4833 Visualization/Virtual Reality in Product Design

ME 497 Visualization/Virtual Reality in Product Design

3

ME Elec.

 

MA 3004 Mathematical Methods in Engineering

ME 497 Mathematical Methods in Engineering

3

ME Elec.

 

MA 4830 Real-time Software for Mechatronic Systems

ME 497 Real-time Software for Mechatronic Systems

3

ME Elec.

 

MA 2007 Thermodynamics

ME 200 Thermodynamics

3

ME Core

 

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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National University of Singapore – Singapore >>>

Singapore is a small city-state in the middle of Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous, tax-friendly countries, and boasts the world's busiest port.  It combines the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences, along with a tropical climate, copious shopping malls, and vibrant night-life scene.

Visit the Study Abroad page for NUS, or NUS's own website.

NUS Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

OT 5205 Offshore Pipelines

ME 497 Offshore Pipelines

3

ME Elec.

OT 5201 Marine Statics and Dynamics

ME 497 Marine Statics and Dynamics

3

ME Elec.

MLE 3102 Degradation and Failure of Materials

ME 497 Degradation and Failure of Materials

3

ME Elec.

MLE 3104 Poly and Comp Materials

ME 497 Poly and Comp Materials

3

ME Elec.

ME 4261 Tool Engineering

ME 497 Tool Engineering

3

ME Elec.

ME 4212 Aircraft Structures

ME 497 Aircraft Structures

3

ME Elec.

ME 3251 Materials for Engineers

ME 497 Materials for Engineers

3

ME Elec.

ME 4227 Internal Combustion Engines

ME 497 Internal Combustion Engines

3

ME Elec.

ME 3241 Microprocessor Applications

ME 497 Microprocessor Applications

3

ME Elec.

ME 4262E Automation in Manufacturing

ME 497 Automation in Manufacturing

3

ME Elec.

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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University of Queensland – Brisbane, Australia >>>

Brisbane is located right between Australia's Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, world-renowned for their amazing beaches and breathtaking natural beauty.  It's also a bustling city of 1.8 million people, with museums, parks, shopping, and restaurants.  From snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef to exploring Australia's desert bushlands, this "down-under" experience will be truly memorable.

Visit the Study Abroad page for Queensland, or Queensland's own website.

Queensland Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

Note

MECH 2300 Structures and Materials

MSE 230 Structures and Properties of Materials

3

ME core

Must be approved by the MSE Department

MECH 3400 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

ME 300 Thermodynamics II

3

ME Elect.

 

MECH 2100 Machine Element Design

ME 452 Machine Design II

3

ME Elect.

 

MECH 3300 FEM and Fracture Mechanics

ME 497 FEM and Fracture Mechanics

3

ME Elect.

 

MECH 3600 Engineering Management and Communication

ME 497 Engineering Management & Communication

3

ME Elect.

 

MECH 3250 Engineering Acoustics

ME 413 Noise Control

3

ME Elect.

 

MECH 4460 Energy and Environment

ME 497 Energy and Environment

3

ME Elect.

 

METR 3100 Sensors and Actuators

ME 497 Sensors and Actuators

3

ME Elect.

 

MECH 4101 Systems Engineering and Design Management

ME 497 Systems Engineering & Design Management

3

ME Elect.

 

MECH 4304 Net Shape Manufacturing

MSE 330 Processing and Properties of Materials

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by the MSE Department

PHYS 4030 Condensed Matter Physics: Electronic Properties of Crystals

MSE 370 Electrical, Optolca, and Magnetic Properties of Materials

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by the MSE Department

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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University of Canterbury – Christchurch, New Zealand >>>

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world (there's a reason it served as the backdrop for the Lord of the Rings movies), and Christchurch is right in the middle of it.  Go to the beach one day, and then to snow-capped mountains the next. The city also has a reputation for being the most English city outside England, largely because of its traditional architecture, expansive parks, central Cathedral, and the Avon river which winds along tree-lined banks, parks and gardens.

Visit the Study Abroad page for Canterbury, or Canterbury's own website.

Canterbury Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

Note

ENME 202 Stress/Strain/Deformation in Machine Elements

ME 323 Mechanics of Materials

3

ME Core

 

ENME 207 Materials Science and Engineering

MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials

3

ME Core

Must be approved by the MSE Department

ENME 402 Advanced Vibration and Acoustics

ME 497 Advanced Vibrations and Acoustics

3

ME Elect.

 

ENME 404 Aerodynamics and Ground Vehicle Dynamics

ME 497 Aerodynamics and Ground Vehicle Dynamics

3

ME Elect.

 

ENME 405 Energy Systems Engineering

ME 497 Energy Systems Engineering

3

ME Elect.

 

ENME 413 Robotics

ME 497 Robotics

3

ME Elect.

 

ENME 418 Engineering Management

ME 497 Engineering Management

3

ME Elect.

 

ENGR 401 Computational Fluid Dynamics

ME 497 Computational Fluid Dynamics

3.5

ME Elect.

 

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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South America

Universidad EAFIT – Medellin, Colombia >>>

You might assume things about Colombia based on TV and movies... but today's Colombia is peaceful, thriving, and according to Lonely Planet, the #2 travel destination in the world.  From the Andes mountains to the Caribbean coast, there is so much to explore in this South American country. And with Purdue academic connections dating back to the 1960s, engineers will get a solid educational foundation as well.

Visit the Study Abroad page for EAFIT, or EAFIT's own website.

EAFIT Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

Note

IM 0233 Mechanics of Solids

ME 323 Mechanics of Materials

3

ME core

 

IP 0240 Materials

MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials

3

ME core

Must be approved by the MSE Department

IM 0235 Mechanics of Fluids

ME 309 Fluid Mechanics

4

ME core

 

IM 0245 Heat Transfer

ME 315 Heat Transfer

4

ME core

 

IM 0242 CAD/CAM Systems

ME 497 CAD/CAM systems

3

ME Elect.

 

IM 0238 Finite Element Method

ME 489 Finite Element Analysis

3

ME Elect.

 

OG 0276 Engineering Economics

ME 497 Engineering Economics

3

ME Elect.

 

IM 0234 Dynamics

ME 274 Dynamics

3

ME core

 

IP 0242 Manufacturing Processes I

ME 497 Manufacturing Processes

2

ME Elect.

 

IP 0258 Production Control

ME 497 Production Control

3

ME Elect.

 

IP 0244 Testing and Properties

ME 497 Testing and Properties

4

ME Elect.

 

IP 0247 Manufacturing Processes II

ME 497 Manufacturing Processes II

5

ME Elect.

 

NI 0278 Procurement and International Distribution

IE 490 Industrial Distribution

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by the IE Department

IM 0237 Thermodynamics

ME 200 Thermodynamics

3

ME core

 

Espanol A1

SPAN 101-102

6

Gen. Ed. Elect.

Must be approved by Liberal Arts

Espanol A2

SPNA 201-202

6

Gen. Ed. Elect.

Must be approved by Liberal Arts

Espanol B1

SPAN 301 or SPAN 305

3

Gen. Ed. Elect.

Must be approved by Liberal Arts

Espanol B2

SPAN 302 or SPAN 308

3

Gen. Ed. Elect.

Must be approved by Liberal Arts

Espanol C1

SPAN 401-402

6

Gen. Ed. Elect.

Must be approved by Liberal Arts

NI 0281 Global Supply Chain Management

IE 490 Global Supply Chain Management

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by the IE Department

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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Universidad of San Francisco De Quito – Quito, Ecuador >>>

Not only are you at the center of the world (the equator), but you're at the top of the world!  Ecuador's capital city is dramatically situated between the mountain peaks of the Andes, at the foot of a volcano.  It's where the colonial influences of Spain and Latin America mix with the indigenous cultures of South America.  In addition to the incredible opportunities for eco-tourism, you also get the benefits of a modern major city, with culture, restaurants, and nightlife.

Visit the Study Abroad page for USFQ, or USFQ's own website.

Quito Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

Note

IME 0330 Engineering Materials

MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials

3

ME Core

Must be approved by the MSE Department

IME 0331

ME 323 Mechanics of Materials

3

ME Core

 

IME 0401

ME 315 Heat and Mass Transfer

4

ME Core

 

IME 0416

ME 300 Thermodynamics II

3

ME Elec.

 

IME 0506

ME 433 Turbomachinery

3

ME Elec.

 

IME 0321

ME 274 Dynamics

3

ME Core

 

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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Europe

Universidad Carlos III Madrid (UC3M) – Madrid, Spain >>>

Everywhere you turn there is something to see, do, and taste in the bustling multicultural capital city of Madrid. Eat at the world’s oldest restaurant, Sobrino de Botin, enjoy world-famous churros at the Chocolateria San Gines, and sample tapas all over the city. Walk through the meticulously groomed palace gardens, catch a flamenco show, or attend a world-class futbol match.

Visit the Study Abroad page for UC3M, or UC3M's own website.

UC3M Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

Note

Materials Science Engineering (13978, 14018, 14190, 15068, 15541)

MSE 230 - Structure and Properties of Materials

3

ME Core

 

Introduction to Engineering Management

ME 49700 - Intro to Engineering Management

3

ME Elect.

 

Electronics Engineering Fundamentals

ME 49700 - Digital Electronics and Components

3

ME Elect.

 

Statistics

STAT 511 - Statistical Methods

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by STAT Department

Mechanical Technology

ME 49700 - Mechanical Technology

3

ME Elect.

 

Industrial Automation

ME 49700 - Industrial Automation

3

ME Elect.

 

Renewable Energy Systems

ME 49700 - Renewable Energy Systems

1.5

ME Elect.

 

Machine Maintenance and Diagnostics

ME 49700 - Machine Maintenance and Diagnostics

1.5

ME Elect.

 

Numerical Modeling of Structural Elements

ME 49700 - Numerical Modeling of Structural Elements

1.5

ME Elect.

 

Internal Combustion Engines

ME 49700 - Internal Combustion Engines

1.5

ME Elect.

 

Environmental Technology

ME 49700 - Environmental Technology

1.5

ME Elect.

 

Materials Technology

ME 49700 - Materials Technology

3

ME Elect.

 

Sustainable Power Systems

ME 49700 - Sustainable Power Systems

3

ME Elect.

 

Testing of Material/Quality Management

ME 49700 - Testing of Material and Quality Management

3

ME Elect.

 

Art History

AD 277  - Art History II

3

Gen. Ed.

Must be approved by College of Liberal Arts

MECH 221 Production and Manufacturing Systems

ME 49700 - Production and Medical Instruments

1.5

ME Elect.

 

BME 15554 Intro to Design of Medical Instruments

ME 49700 Design of Medical Instruments

3

ME Elect.

 

MECH 12705 Bioethics

ME 297 - Bioethics

1.5

Free Elect.

 

Microprocessors (223-14035)

ECE 39595

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by ECE Department

ECE 13883 Artificial Intelligence

ME 49700 - Artificial Intelligence

3

ME Elect.

 

15072 Solar Energy**

ME 49700 - Solar Energy**

6

ME Elect.

 

Microprocessor Based Digital Systems (2143-13333)

ECE 39595 - Microprocessor based Digital Systems

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by ECE Department

15070 Wind Energy

ME 49700 - Wind Energy

4

ME Elect.

 

Financial Management

MGMT 310 - Intro to Financial Management

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by Krannert

Marketing Management

MGMT 324 - Marketing Management

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by Krannert

Commercial Law

MGMT 354 - Legal Foundations of Business

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by Krannert

Financial Management

MGMT 304 - Introduction to Financial Management

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by Krannert

Organizational Behavior

OBHR 330 - Organizational Behavior

3

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by Krannert

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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Universitat Politencnica de Valencia – Valencia, Spain >>>

Enjoy paella, enchant in the Las Fallas and La Tomatina festivals, and explore the City of Arts & Sciences! This gorgeous city on the Mediterranean has seen a variety of different cultures throughout its long history: The Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors made the city an important center of culture and finance. Today, Valencia is Spain’s third largest metropolitan area, just after Madrid & Barcelona. Museums, beaches, and cafes are at your door step. Take advantage of the opportunity to live and learn in this vibrant Spanish city!

Visit the Study Abroad page for UPV, or UPV's own website.

UPV Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

Note

Thermodynamics

ME 300 Thermodynamics II

3

ME Elect.

Materials Science (11881)

MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials

3

ME Core

Must be approved by the MSE Department

Strength of Materials

ME 323 Mechanics of Materials

3

ME Core

 

Statistics (11873)

STAT 511 Statistical Methods

3

Tech. Elec.

Must be approved by the STAT Department

Data Structures and Algorithms (11551)

ME 497 Data Structures and Algorithms

3

ME Elect.

 

Environmental Technology

ME 497 Environmental Technology

2

ME Elect.

 

Aerodynamics

ME 497 Aerodynamics

2

ME Elect.

 

Airport Engineering

ME 497 Airport Engineering

2

ME Elect.

 

Propulsion

Me 497 Propulsion

2

ME Elect.

 

3D Printing and Digital Fabrication (13438)

IE 490 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication

2

Tech. Elec.

Must be approved by the IE Department

Sustainable Urban Mobility and Transport

CE 497 Sustainable Urban Transport

3

Tech. Elec.

Must be approved by the CE Department

Technical Drawing (11405)

CGT 290 Technical Drawing

3

Free Elec.

Must be approved by the CGT Department

Innovation and Design

ME 497 Innovation and Design

2

ME Elect.

 

Business Design and Entrepreneurship

ME 497 Business Design and Entrepreneurship

2

ME Elect.

 

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Karlsruhe, Germany >>>

Karlsruhe is a city on the Rhine in Baden-Württemberg in Germany in the north of the Black Forest, close to the French border. Karlsruhe isn't a big tourist destination, but they are well known for being a major hub for science and technology.  And with Germany's excellent transport system, you're just a quick jaunt to nearby Frankfurt, Stuttgart, and the rest of Europe beyond.

Karlsruhe is only open to participants of GEARE, which combines a semester of overseas classes with language/cultural study, and an international work experience.  Visit the Study Abroad page for Karlsruhe GEARE, or Karlsruhe's own website.

KIT Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

Note

Machine Design IV Lecture

ME 452 Machine Design II

3

ME Elect.

 

Materials Science II

MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials

3

ME core

Must be approved by the MSE Department

Product Development/Design Process

ME 497 Product Development/Design Process

3

ME Elect.

 

Fundamentals of Energy Technology

ME 497 Fundamentals of Energy

3

ME Elect.

 

Marketing Engineering

IE 490 Marketing Engineering

2

Tech. Elect.

Must be approved by the IE Department

Virtual Engineering

ME 497 Virtual Engineering

2.5

ME Elect.

 

Automotive Vision

ME 497 Automotive Vision

2.5

ME Elect.

 

Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics

ME 497 Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics

2.5

ME Elect.

 

Thermal Turbomachines

ME 497 Thermal Turbomachines

3

ME Elect.

 

2114856 Vehicle Ride Comfort & Acoustics I

ME 497 Vehicle Ride Comfort & Acoustics I

2

ME Elect.

 

2114857 Vehicle Ride Comfort & Acoustics II

ME 497 Vehicle Ride Comfort & Acoustics II

2

ME Elect.

 

2142897 Microenergy Technologies

ME 497 Microenergy Tech

1.5

ME Elect.

 

2170491 Simulator Exercises Combined Cycle Power Plants

ME 497 Sim Ex Combined Cy Power Plnts

1.5

ME Elect.

 

2170490 Combined Cycle Power Plants

ME 497 Combined Cy Power Plants

1.5

ME Elect.

 

 

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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Leibniz University, Hannover – Hannover, Germany >>>

Hannover is the capital of Niedersachsen, a state in north-central Germany.  The city has a population of just over 600,000 and consists of a combination of 11th-century half-timbered structures, 19th-century palaces and striking modern architecture. And with Germany's excellent transport system, you're just a quick jaunt to nearby Hamburg, Berlin, and the rest of Europe beyond.

Leibniz is only open to participants of GEARE, which combines a semester of overseas classes with language/cultural study, and an international work experience.  Visit the Study Abroad page for Leibniz, or Leibniz's own website.

LUH Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

Advanced Thermodynamics

ME 300 Thermodynamics II

3

ME Elect.

Numerical Methods & Simulation Strategies in Theoretical Physics

ME 497 Numerical Methods & Simulation Strategies in Theoretical Physics

2.5

ME Elect.

Nonlinear Optics

ME 497 Nonlinear Optics

2.5

ME Elect.

Ultrashort Laser Pulses

ME 497 Ultrashort Laser Pulsed

2.5

ME Elect.

Solid State Lasers

ME 497 Solid State Lasers

2.5

ME Elect.

Reality Apps for Mechatronics and Medical Technology

ME 497 Reality Apps for Mechatronics & Medical Technology

2.5

ME Elect.

Design and Simulation of Optomechatronic Systems

ME 497 Design and Simulation of Optomechatronic Systems

2.5

ME Elect.

Fundamentals and Application of Medical Imagining Technology

ME 497 Fundamentals and Application of Medical Imagining Technology

2.5

ME Elect.

Laser Interferometry

ME 497 Laser Interferometry

2.5

ME Elect.

Laser Material Processing II

ME 497 Laser Material Processing II

2.5

ME Elect.

Laser Measurement Technology

ME 497 Laser Measurement Technology

2.5

ME Elect.

Photonics

ME 497 Phototonics

2.5

ME Elect.

Physics of Solar Cells

ME 497 Physics of Solar Cells

2.5

ME Elect.

Human Robot Collaboration

ME 497 Human Robot Collaboration

2.5

ME Elect.

Intelligent Computing

ME 497 Intelligent Computing

2.5

ME Elect.

Intelligent Computer Systems

ME 497 Intelligent Computer Systems

2.5

ME Elect.

Mathematical Modeling and Simulation

ME 497 Mathematical Modeling and Simulation

2.5

ME Elect.

Scientific Research Work

ME 497 Scientific Research Work

2.5

ME Elect.

Performance Analysis I: Stocastic Models in Production and Logistics

ME 497 Performance Analysis I: Stocastic Models in Production& Logistics

2.5

ME Elect.

Numerical Implementation of Constitutive Models

ME 497 Numerical Implementation of Constitutive Models

2.5

ME Elect.

Power Plant Engineering I

ME 497 Power Plant Engineering I

2.5

ME Elect.

Applied Elasticity Theory in Aviation

ME 497 Applied Elasticity Theory in Aviation

2.5

ME Elect.

Mechanics of Advanced Materials

ME 497 Mechanics of Advanced Materials

2.5

ME Elect.

Scientific Research Work: Mechatronics Lessons

ME 497 Scientific Research Work: Mechatronic Lessons

2.5

ME Elect.

Combustion Technology

ME 497 Combustion Technology

2.5

ME Elect.

Laser Material Processing

ME 497 Laser Material Processing

3.5

ME Elect.

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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University of Bristol – Bristol, England >>>

The University of Bristol attracts students from all over the world, creating a rich and exciting international community. Bristol students always say how much they love the city of Bristol - from its friendly people and fantastic music scene to its vibrant harbour-side, green spaces and buzzing centre. Best of all, Bristol is the perfect size, offering all the excitement of a big city packed into an area you can easily explore on foot or by bike, just two hours from the heart of London.

Visit the Study Abroad page for Bristol, or Bristol's own website.

Bristol Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

MENG 26004 Mechatronics

ME 497 Mechatronics

2.5

ME Elec.

MENG 33112 Failure of Materials

ME 497 Failure of Materials

2.5

ME Elec.

MENG 36030 Product Design

ME 497 Product Design

2.5

ME Elec.

MENG 5011 Advanced Dynamics

ME 497 Advanced Dynamics

1.5

ME Elec.

MENGM 0002 Power Generation for the 22nd Century

ME 497 Power Generation for the 22nd Century

1.5

ME Elec.

MENGM 0014 Generic Propulsion

ME 497 Generic Propulsion

1.5

ME Elec.

MENGM 1411 Computer Based Modeling IV

ME 497 Computer Based Modeling IV

1.5

ME Elec.

MENGM 6050 Residual Stress/Impact on Materials Performance

ME 497 Residual Stress/Impact on Materials Performance

1.5

ME Elec.

AENG 20001 Flight Dynamics and Controls II

ME 497 Flight Dynamics and Controls II

2.5

ME Elec.

AENG 2131 Vibrations II

ME 497 Vibrations

2.5

ME Elec.

AENG 31102 Aircraft Propulsion

ME 497 Aircraft Propulsion

2.5

ME Elec.

CENG 20003 Hazards and Infrastructure II

ME 497 Hazards and Infrastructure II

2.5

ME Elec.

CENG 25200 Computational Modelling II

ME 497 Computational Modelling II

2.5

ME Elec.

COMS 21301 Human-Computer Interaction

ME 497 Human-Computer Interaction

2.5

ME Elec.

EMAT 10006 Further Computer Programming

ME 497 Further Computer Programming

2.5

ME Elec.

PHYS 115 Galaxies and the Universe

ME 497 Galaxies and the Universe

5

ME Elec.

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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ESTACA – Paris, France >>>

What can we say about France that hasn't already been said?  There's a reason that more than 85 million international tourists visit every year, more than any other country. ESTACA is located in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, just 10 minutes from Versailles and 30 minutes from the Eiffel Tower. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is is an ideal student town with accommodation, restaurants, sport, and culture.  

Visit the Study Abroad page for ESTACA, or ESTACA's own website.

ESTACA Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

CATIA Design

ME 497 CATIA Design

1

ME Elec.

Signal Processing

ME 497 Signal Processing

2

ME Elec.

Computational Fluid Dynamics

ME 497 Computational Fluid Dynamics

2.5

ME Elec.

Hydraulic Systems

ME 497 Hydraulic Systems

1

ME Elec.

Structural Analysis

ME 497 Structural Analysis

2.5

ME Elec.

Design Project

ME 497 Design Project

4

ME Elec.

Project Management

ME 497 Project Management

1

ME Elec.

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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National University of Ireland – Galway, Ireland >>>

The green hills of Ireland have called to people for thousands of years.  Located on the west coast of Ireland, Galway is a unique combination of a bustling city and a thriving university town. Galway has something to offer everyone and caters to young people like few other places!  The university is right in the city center, on the banks of the Corrib River, and convenient to all types of public transportation.  Galway is steeped in history yet with a contemporary vibe.

Visit the Study Abroad page for Galway, or Galway's own website.

NUI Course

Purdue Course

Purdue Credit Hours Awarded

Degree Requirement

Note

BME 2100 Materials I

MSE 230 Structure and Properties of Materials

3

ME Core

Must be approved by the MSE Department

ME 429 Polymer Engineering

ME 497 Polymer Engineering

3

ME Elec.

 

ME 426 Turbomachines and Advanced Fluid Dynamics

ME 497 Turbomachine and Advanced Fluid Dynamics

3

ME Elec.

 

ME 351 Design II

ME 497 Design II

3

ME Elec.

 

ME 221 Fundamentals of Operations Engineering

ME 497 Fundamentals of Operations Engineering

3

ME Elec.

 

EE 450 Power Systems

ME 497 Power Systems

2.5

ME Elec.

 

ME 402 Advanced Mechanical Analysis and Design

ME 497 Advanced Mechanical Analysis and Design

2.5

ME Elec.

 

CE 462 Coastal and Offshore Engineering

ME 497 Coastal and Offshore Engineering

2.5

ME Elec.

 

Please note: these courses have been previously approved, but are not guaranteed to be offered in your specific term; you may need to make alternative choices.

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If you're interested in a Study Abroad program not listed here, make an appointment with your academic advisor through BoilerConnect.


How does it work?

Most students who spend a semester overseas, do so in the spring semester of their junior year.  Here's the typical timeline:

Year 1

Year 2

Fall

  • Meet with your Mechanical Engineering Academic Advisor to discuss program interests, courses taken abroad, and how to adjust your Plan of Study.
  • Stop in to the Global Engineering Office [Wang Hall, Suite 4500] and/or the Study Abroad Office [Young Hall, Room 105] for additional information and questions.

Spring

  • During your registration appointment (for Fall courses) with your Academic Advisor, finalize program and adjust Plan of Study for your program.
  • Register for any required pre-departure courses during time ticket.
  • Begin application process for your study abroad program.
  • Meet with study abroad advisor and study abroad liaison (if necessary) for any course approvals.

Summer

  • Continue working on study abroad application process. Remember, most deadlines are September 15.

Year 3

Fall

  • Finish up any outstanding application items by deadline.
  • Register for your program during your time ticket.

Spring

  • Enjoy your Study Abroad program!

Do I have other options?

Yes!  Purdue offers experiences of all kinds, from the long-term programs listed above, to shorter Study Abroad trips for just a few weeks, or a spring or summer break.  Check out these options:

Long-Term Engineering Abroad Program (LEAP): LEAPs (like the ones listed above) are available for students who want to experience living abroad for an extended period of time. Purdue partners with universities around the world and most programs have no language requirement.  Check out the complete list of LEAPs offered through Global Engineering Programs.

Short Term Engineering Program (STEP): Faculty-led STEPs are fast-paced, unique international experiences typically lasting from one to three weeks. Credits earned vary by program, and most will involve a combination of industry visits, lectures, site visits, class work, and visits to tourist destinations. These programs may take place during Spring Break, May/Summer or Winter Break, and you will typically earn one to three credits.  Check out the complete list of STEPs offered through Global Engineering Programs.

Summer Undergraduate Research in Global Engineering (SURGE): Getting international work experience at a research lab overseas during the summer can be a great way to burnish your CV and gain professional/working skills in an international environment. Check out the complete list of SURGEs offered through Global Engineering Programs.

Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education (GEARE): You want an international experience, but you also want to work in industry.  GEARE enables you to do both!  It provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to integrate language study, study abroad, cultural training, domestic and international work/research experiences, and global design team projects into the 4-year Engineering curriculum. Students completing the program will earn a Global Engineering Studies Minor while enhancing the intercultural competencies necessary to be effective leaders within the global work environment. Learn more about GEARE.


10 myths you may have heard about Study Abroad

Myth #1: I don’t speak the local language, so I can’t participate in China, Colombia, etc.
Truth: Purdue's LEAP programs don’t have foreign language requirements -- all core engineering and many non-technical courses are offered in English.

Myth #2: I can’t graduate on time if I study abroad for a semester. I’m a Purdue ME major, and there’s no programs that would fit my plan of study.
Truth: All LEAP participants are able to graduate on time. We have identified a selected set of courses at the partner institutions that match our curriculum and transfer as ME core courses.

Myth #3: It’s expensive and I can’t afford a semester abroad.
Truth: Most LEAP programs are cost neutral, meaning that a semester abroad in China or Colombia will have comparable or lower living expenses than living in West Lafayette, Indiana (Europe tends to be moderately more expensive). Plus, cost may be further reduced thanks to Purdue Moves scholarship and other scholarship opportunities (e.g. Gilman).

Myth #4: I may not come back on time for to do summer internships or courses if studying abroad.
Truth: Students will be able to return home on time to participate in summer internships or take Purdue summer courses.

Myth #5: Engineering students typically don’t study abroad.
Truth: Currently, 40% of Purdue ME students study abroad during their Purdue career, which is significantly higher than the national average (5% of engineering undergraduates study abroad).

Myth #6: Purdue ME students only study abroad in Europe.
Truth: ME students study abroad all over the world, including countries outside of Europe and non-English speaking countries. We have students going to Colombia, Hong Kong, Spain, and Shanghai.  Over the past 10 years, about 300 Purdue ME juniors have studied as exchange students in Shanghai, China (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ranked #1 ME program in China).

Myth #7: Potential employers don’t value study abroad.
Truth: Employers want young talents who are global-minded and effective cross-cultural communicators. Returning students consistently mentioned that their semester abroad experience makes them stand out during interviews at the Purdue Industrial Roundtable (IR). A semester abroad has proven to be a substantial and marketable professional credential that boosts your early career.

Myth #8: I will miss my social life at Purdue and feel alone while abroad.
Truth: The cohort experience is a unique feature of LEAP programs. You will travel abroad with your Purdue friends, come back with more, and develop a lifelong network of international friends. A Purdue Engineering staff member will travel with you to provide on-site support.

Myth #9: I’ve never traveled abroad; maybe Study Abroad is not for me.
Truth: We believe that every student who is in good academic standing can study abroad. We offer a one-credit pre-departure class specifically designed to get you ready for your semester abroad. The Pre-departure class will get you culturally oriented and well-prepared in terms of study abroad applications and travel logistics (safety, accommodations, health insurance, visa, etc.)

Myth #10: I don’t know where to live in a foreign country. Is it safe?
Truth: You have many options for overseas accommodations, ranging from western-style on-campus dormitories to off-campus apartments and homestay options in safe neighborhoods.


Any more tips?

 

Want to get started?  Look through the options at Global Engineering Programs, and make an appointment with your advisor through BoilerConnect today!