The department supports student's aspiration to study abroad as a way to promote meaningful immersion experiences for students. Since mechanical engineering curriculum is tightly sequenced, a student interested in study abroad should work out a plan with their advisor as soon as possible (ideally by the start of sophomore year). The department suggests that study abroad, if pursued, be undertaken during summer or during the first quarter of the junior year. The yearlong capstone senior design sequence, requiring participation from beginning to end, precludes study abroad during that time.
You are encouraged to visit the Education Abroad website for more information and to check out the Global Opportunities for Science & Engineering Students.