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UW engineering programs

UW engineering programs give students the opportunity to study abroad and earn engineering credit toward their degrees. There are options to study various engineering topics in locations all over the world. Review program information below to find the right program for you.

To receive updates about these programs, including information session and application details, please fill out the CoE Study Abroad Interest Form.

Please note that while this is an up-to-date program listing, some applications may still be under construction or awaiting final approval. If a link doesn't take you to a live application, check again after a couple of weeks or inquire with spauling@uw.edu. 

Four students hugging in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Australia (Brisbane)

Term: Early Fall 2023
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Credit: ME 498
Deadline: February 15

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A student feeding a kangaroo

Australia (Perth)

Term: Summer 2023, Summer B-Term 2023
Location: Perth, Australia
Credit: Varies based on research project
Deadline: TBD

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A boat on a river in front of colorful houses

Denmark

Term: Summer A-Term 2023
Location: Lyngby, Denmark
Credit: CHEM E 430, CHEM E 437
Deadline: March 1

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A Paris street scene

France

Term: Summer A-Term 2023
Location: Poitiers and Toulouse, France
Credit: AA 498
Deadline: January 3

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A group of students standing in front of the Brandenburg Gate

Germany (Exchange)

Term: Fall+Winter Quarters 2023/4 (“Winter semester”), Spring+Summer Quarters 2024 (“Summer semester”)
Location: Berlin, Germany
Credit: Varies based on course selection
Deadline: January 31, (Fall+Winter), May 15 (Spring+Summer)

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A group of students standing in front of the Brandenburg Gate

Germany (Summer)

Term: Summer B-Term or Summer Quarter 2023
Location: Berlin, Germany
Credit: Varies based on course selection
Deadline: January 31

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Hong Kong skyscrapers both both sides of Victoria Harbor

Hong Kong (Exchange)

Term: Summer Quarter 2023, Autumn Quarter 2023 (“Autumn semester”), Winter+Spring Quarters 2024 (“Spring semester”) 2024
Location: Hong Kong
Credit: Varies based on course selection
Deadline: January 31 (Autumn or Summer), May 15 (Winter+Spring)

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An Indian outdoor market with colorful displays

India

Term: Winter Quarter 2023
Location: Bangalore, India
Credit: CEE 498
Deadline: October 10

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Italy (Early Fall)

Term: Early Fall 2024
Location: Rome, Italy
Credit: CEE 409/509
Deadline: February 15, 2024

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Japan (Sendai)

Term: Summer A-Term 2023
Location: Sendai, Japan
Credit: ENGR 296
Deadline: January 31

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A group of students jumping in the air in front of a traditional Japanese building

Japan (Exchange)

Term: Fall+Winter Quarters 2023/4 (“Second semester”), Spring+Summer Quarters 2024 (“First semester”)
Location: Sendai, Japan
Credit: Varies based on course selection
Deadline: December 15 (Fall+Winter), May 15 (Spring+Summer)

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Japan (Tokyo)

Term: Summer 2023
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Credit: Varies based on research project
Deadline: TBD

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Japan (Nagoya)

Term: Summer A-Term 2023
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Credit: ME 498/598, JAPAN 145
Deadline: January 3

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An alpine village

Switzerland

Term: Early Fall 2023
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Credit: EE 215, ENGR 498
Deadline: February 15

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Big Ben

UK (Early Fall)

Term: Early Fall 2023
Location: London, UK
Credit: HCDE 498
Deadline: February 15

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UW general exchanges

In addition to UW engineering programs, engineering students can also consider other UW exchange programs. Refer to this list for general UW exchange programs that allow exchange students to take engineering courses. The UW credit equivalency database will help you determine which courses have been taken for engineering credit before. While the course categories listed here are a starting point, always check with your academic adviser about which courses abroad will fulfill your requirements. Many universities only offer a few courses in a given discipline, and you should work closely with your department to confirm whether a specific course will be approved.

Country Program Engineering Courses
Australia University of Melbourne Exchange BioE, ChemE, CEE, CSE, ECE, ME
University of Queensland Exchange AA, BioE, ChemE, CEE, CSE, ECE, HCDE, ISE, ME
University of Sydney Exchange AA, BioE, ChemE, CEE, ECE, ME
China Tsinghua University Exchange ChemE, CEE, CSE, ECE, MSE, ME
Denmark Aarhus University Exchange CEE, CSE, HCDE, ME
Germany University of Saarlandes Departmental Exchange CSE
Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong Exchange AA, CEE, CSE, ECE, HCDE, MSE, ME
Ireland University College Dublin Exchange BioE, ChemE, CEE, ECE, ME
Japan Tokyo Institute of Technology Exchange AA, ChemE, CEE, CSE, ECE, ISE, MSE, ME
New Zealand University of Auckland Exchange

BioE, ChemE, CEE, CSE, ECE, ISE, MSE, ME

University of Canterbury Exchange BioE, ChemE, CEE, CSE, ECE, HCDE, MSE, ME
Norway Norwegian University of Science & Technology Exchange ChemE, CEE, CSE, ECE, HCDE, MSE, ME
Singapore National University of Singapore Exchange BioE, ChemE, CEE, CSE, ECE, HCDE, ISE, MSE, ME
South Korea Yonsei University Exchange CEE, CSE, ISE, MSE, ME
Spain Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Exchange AA, BioE, ECE
Sweden KTH Royal Institute of Technology Departmental Exchange CSE
Switzerland ETH Zurich Departmental Exchange CSE
EPFL Departmental Exchange CSE
Turkey Bogazici University Exchange ChemE, CEE, CSE, ECE, ISE, ME
United Kingdom University College London Exchange BioE, ChemE, CEE, CSE, ECE, ME
University of Bristol Exchange AA, CEE, CSE, ECE, ME
University of Edinburgh Exchange ChemE, CEE, CSE, ECE, ME
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