Semester Abroad

Spend a semester overseas for the same tuition price you are paying at Penn State! Programs listed below show curriculum plans for a sixth semester abroad. Courses are offered in English and satisfy degree requirements so you can still graduate on time.

Penn State Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering partners with several institutions in Asia, Europe, and Australia.

* Alternative media available upon request

Program Locations

École Centrale Paris

An engineering university, École Centrale Paris is situated in a suburb about a half-hour south of Paris.

Though classes are taught in English, the equivalent of 2 years of high school or one semester of university-level French instruction is recommended before enrolling. You may elect to participate in a 2- or 3-week intensive French program at the Vichy Institute prior to the start of classes.

Program overview
Program course equivalency search
École Centrale Paris Course Bulletin
Sample Curriculum Plan*

University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales is a public research university located in Sydney, the most populous city in Australia. 

Program overview
Course equivalency search
UNSW Course Bulletin
Sample Curriculum Plan*

University of Southampton

The research-led University of Southampton has more than 22,000 students and is situated on the southern coast of England.

Program overview
Course equivalency search
University of Southampton Course (Module) Bulletin
Sample Curriculum Plan*

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is located in southwest Germany near the Black Forest and the border of France.

Though some classes are taught in English, the equivalent of 2 years of high school or one semester of university-level German instruction is recommended before enrolling. You will also enroll in an appropriate level German language course while at KIT.

Program overview
Course equivalency search
KIT Course Bulletin in Mechanical Engineering
Sample Curriculum Plan*

National University of Singapore

The National University of Singapore is the country's oldest and largest university and is considered one of Asia's most prestigious institutes of learning.

Program overview
Program course equivalency search
National University of Singapore Course Bulletin
Sample Curriculum Plan*

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in China, and is situated on the outskirts of Shanghai.

Program Overview
Course equivalency search
SJTU Course Bulletin in Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering
Sample Curriculum Plan*

Monash University

Monash boasts the largest student body in Australia and is located in Melbourne, which was recently named as the second best city in the world to be a student.

Program overview
Course equivalency search
Monash Engineering Course Bulletin
Sample Curriculum Plan*

University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne has a strong research program with key themes including: sustainable energy systems and energy, biomedical engineering, structured matter and information, and communication systems.

Program overview
Course equivalency search
University of Melbourne Course Bulletin
Sample Curriculum Plan*

University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is an urban campus in the heart of Auckland's vibrant city life and is New Zealand's top university.  

Program overview
Course equivalency search
University of Auckland’s Course Bulletin
Sample Curriculum plan*

Student Groups Hear from our students

Who to Contact

Patrick Tunno
Director of Global Engineering Engagement
pjt130@psu.edu

Related Links

 
Career Resources
Mentoring
Research
Study Abroad
 

About

The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519