The career of an engineer will always have international dimensions and all places are now influenced by events and factors that transcend national or state boundaries. In the School of Engineering at The Catholic University of America we hope to prepare our students to adapt and engage with the world. We encourage all students to consider the offered opportunities, such as study abroad, so that they will become effective engineers and thrive in a global environment.

Study Abroad

The School of Engineering offers an exchange academic program with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in China, and other opportunities tailored toward engineering students in the United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and beyond. For more information, please contact Dr. Jandro Abot at abot@cua.edu or the Office of the Dean of the School of Engineering at engineering@cua.edu.

Qualified engineering students are encouraged to participate in the exchange or study abroad program during their second semester of their junior year. In most cases, credits earned while studying overseas can be transferred to fulfill engineering degree requirements. Students in all engineering programs can participate in this opportunity but should discuss with their academic advisors and Dr. Abot about their desire to study abroad one year in advance to plan their schedules to accommodate their curriculum requirements.

Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)

PolyU is a public university with around 30,000 students. PolyU has 26 academic departments under six faculties (colleges) and 2 schools including Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Construction and Land Use. All possess excellent instructional and research facilities. With well-established exchange programs with 150 institutions in more than 20 countries around the world, Catholic University's exchange students will have an opportunity to meet other international students from around the world. 

Hong Kong is a dynamic and prosperous metropolitan city with a population of about 7 million. Hong Kong's main languages are Cantonese and English. As a shopper's paradise, it offers international cuisines and fabulous sightseeing attractions. It also serves as a hub for travel and as a launch point to numerous other countries in Southeast Asia.

Other Study Abroad Opportunities

Other study abroad opportunities during the spring semester include the Polytechnic University of delle Marche (double Master of Science degrees) in Ancona, Italy, the eCampus University in Como, Italy, the Pontifical University Comillas in Madrid, Spain, Cardiff University in Wales, United Kingdom, the Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan, the National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland, the University of Nottingham in England, United Kingdom, Sogang University in Seoul, Korea, American University in Cairo, Egypt, and Mahidol University in Chang Wat Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. During the summer, there are several opportunities including entrepreneurship/industrial leadership programs at Chung Yuan Christian University, a digital manufacturing program at the CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, Spain, a renewable energy program at the Catholic University of Lille in France and others. 

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