The Cockrell School of Engineering's short-term study abroad programs range in location and subject matter. Several programs offer immersion opportunities in industry or research.



Short-Term Programs FAQ 

Short-Term Program Info Sessions

May Term Programs

4 weeks. UT faculty lead a group of 10-30 students and teach one UT course on our May Term programs. Students receive in-residence credit and can use most forms of financial aid for their course abroad. May Term courses are a part of Spring registration, and there is no tuition fee for May Term tuition as long as the student is an undergraduate and maintains at least 12 credit hours during the Spring semester. These programs are ideal for students who want an immersive experience abroad but who may also have other commitments over the summer semester. May Term faculty leaders are outstanding engineering professors who are dedicated to mentoring students during the program and often become lifelong contacts.

List of 2024 Programs/Courses By Major

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Machine Elements; taught by Michael Cullinan

Barcelona, Spain
Mechatronics; taught by Wei Li 
Engineering Communication; taught by Robert Carroll

Valencia, Spain
Engineering Communication; taught by Deborah Hempel-Medina

Copenhagen, Denmark
Introduction to Engineering Design & Graphics; taught by Billy Wood 
Engineering Communication; taught by Kyle Kearns

London, England
Emerging Technologies; taught by Gregory Brooks
Engineering Communication; taught by D'Arcy Randall

Osaka, Japan
Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering; taught by Nathaniel Lynd

Rome, Italy
Introduction to Bridge Engineering; taught by Matt Hebdon

Thessaloniki, Greece
Technology Needs of Refugee Communities; taught by Janet Ellzey

Tokyo, Japan
Advanced Nanotechnology & Innovation for Beginners; taught by Brian Korgel

Summer Programs

6+ weeks. Students enroll in two courses, either taught by UT faculty or with a local professor at an institution abroad. Courses taught by UT faculty offer in-residence credit, and courses taught by a local professor offer transfer credit. Some programs take place during the Summer 1 session (6 weeks), and others take place during the Summer Whole session (8 weeks). In certain instances, programs may only include one course. 

These programs are ideal for students who want a customized immersive experience, mentorship from UT faculty and a broader global perspective on engineering and/or the engineering industry abroad.

Summer faculty leaders are outstanding engineering professors who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring students during the program and often become lifelong contacts.

Barcelona, Spain
Dynamics & Industry Immersion; taught by Tom Connolly and local professor
Introduction to Medical Image Processing & Industry Immersion; taught by Edward Castillo and local professor

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Introduction to Numerical Methods; taught by Masa Prodanovic
(Application deadline extended to January 25, 2024)

Osaka, Japan
Engineering Communication & Industry Immersion; taught by Bill Fagelson and local professor

For additional study abroad programs not listed, visit the UT Austin Education Abroad websiteAbove lists are not final and subject to change.

Spring Break Service Learning and Leadership Programs

Learning and Serving in Oaxaca: Spring Break Experience
Teaching for Change in Jalisco: Spring Break Experience

South Africa
Engineering Leadership Seminar

Engineering Projects Abroad

Projects with Underserved Communities