As an engineering student, it is possible for you to study abroad and you are encouraged to do so. Studying abroad can provide you with an opportunity to develop academically, professionally, and personally and could be one of the best decisions you make during your undergraduate career. The easiest way to fit studying abroad into your schedule is by participating in a UC Davis Summer Abroad program, but going during the school year is also an option. With careful planning, you can enjoy being abroad at the same time as taking required courses towards your degree.
UC Davis Study Abroad offers many programs through UC Davis Seminars Abroad, UC Davis Summer Abroad, UC Davis Quarter Abroad, UC Davis Internships Abroad, and also UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP). Offerings can range by subject (general education, language acquisition, major-specific courses), by period of time (seminars, summer, quarter or year) and by academic vs internship. Visit UC Davis Study Abroad or stop by their office to find the best program for you.
For advice on how to fit study abroad classes into your academic plan, see your major advisor, Rosalind Christian. Summer is the easiest fit but, with planning, Fall quarter junior year will work too.
For a list of Engineering options, see UC Davis BME or UCEAP Engineering. Selected BME options below.
Fall Quarter options
- Imperial College London (England) – One of the highest ranked engineering universities in the world offers a unique and outstanding course selection in Biomedical and other Engineering. Conduct research projects with world-leading faculty and take professional courses that provide business and management skills. This is a year-long program.
- University of Edinburgh (Scotland) – The College of Science & Engineering at the University of Edinburgh has an outstanding reputation and offers a vast range of subjects, from materials chemistry to geophysics, to differential geometry.
- University College Dublin (Ireland) – Experience this lively university where you have the opportunity to participate in local sports and interest clubs while studying engineering. Students enjoy small class sizes and study a variety of topics including biomedical, chemical and bioprocess, civil, electrical, energy systems, and mechanical engineering.
- Lund University (Sweden) – Pursue engineering coursework within a small-town (and small class size) setting, which allows for direct contact with faculty.
- Osaka University (Japan) – Lab Research in Engineering & Science. Immerse yourself in full-time lab research in one of the hundreds of labs at Osaka University.
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong) – Experience the rigor of engineering courses at the #1 ranked School of Engineering in Greater China.
- National University of Singapore (Singapore) – Study at an institution ranked in the top four universities for engineering in the world, which is consistently developing new technologies for current global issues.
- National Taiwan University (Taiwan) – For majors in engineering, economics, or management, no prior Chinese language study is required. These fields have particularly strong coursework taught in English and you should be able to find sufficient coursework for full-time study.
- University of Canterbury (New Zealand) – Take courses in the departments of Computer Science & Software Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering while you enjoy the friendly & beautiful environment in New Zealand.
- University of Melbourne (Australia) – Ranked first in Australia for Engineering and Technology, it offers an outstanding selection of engineering disciplines, including biomedical, chemical and biomolecular, and computing and information systems.
- University of Cape Town (South Africa) – The engineering degrees emphasize design skills, entrepreneurship, and project management.