Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Opportunities

Short-term Opportunities

Each year, MSOE offers various courses that include a travel component. There are always new and exciting trips that are between one and two weeks during break periods. All trips have a faculty advisor to facilitate connections between the classroom and the global experience. Students have traveled to Munich, Germany; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Havana, Cuba.

Study Abroad

MSOE’s global programs are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience another culture in depth while taking college-level courses toward your degree. MSOE encourages its students to consider the opportunity these programs offer. Certain academic requirements are applicable - see program director for details. Study abroad activities may be limited or suspended due to global events that may impact the safety of students, faculty, and staff.

Leaders in business and engineering today need a global perspective. For the future, we expect many employees will be required to have work experience abroad, some foreign language fluency, and be expected to understand the challenges that come with doing business in multiple markets. The MSOE graduate should prepare for this future by considering our global opportunities.


Electrical Engineering , Mechanical Engineering , or Operations and Systems Management  students may spend their junior year at the Technische Hochschule Lübeck (THL), in Lübeck, Germany.  Founded in 1808, the university is similar to MSOE in that it is an applications-oriented institution. Situated near the Baltic Sea, the beautiful city of Lübeck is a center of commerce, industry and higher education, and offers a variety of recreational opportunities to young people. Much of its Middle Ages appearance is still intact in the older portion of town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The MSOE program consists of two semesters at THL, with extensive breaks to travel throughout Europe.

Key Features
  • Instruction is in English.
  • Participation does not delay progress toward graduation since all course work taken is integrated into the curricula of each MSOE program.
  • Upon graduation, students have the opportunity to receive two degrees, one from MSOE and another from THL.
  • In 2009, the International Exchange Program in Electrical Engineering at MSOE received the Innovative Program Award from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA).

Czech Republic

Students may study for a semester at one of the oldest and most respected technical universities in the world, Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague, Czech Republic. Founded in 1707, CTU consists of six schools and seven institutes with some 16,000 students enrolled in engineering courses. Prague’s famed diversity of architectural styles, the distinctive bridges arching the Vltava River and narrow, winding cobbled streets make it one of the world’s most beautiful and charming cities. The city is the social and cultural center of Central Europe with an entrepreneurial energy coursing through its streets.

Key Features
  • Instruction is in English.
  • Students have access to CTU course work beyond their selected major. In consultation with their academic advisor, students are thus able to select the number of credits taken at CTU that will transfer for academic credit toward their MSOE degree. (Taking classes that will not transfer to a student’s major may delay progress toward a degree.)


Students who participate in this study-abroad program will spend the month of June or July in Lille, France studying at Lille Catholic University. The program is open to all majors, and all courses are taught in English. Students can experience European culture while satisfying six credits (two classes) of humanities and/or engineering electives.


Rader School of Business, User Experience, and Construction Management students have the opportunity to study abroad at Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy. Students have a wide variety of elective courses to choose from, including sports management/marketing, intercultural communication, international banking, sustainability and much more. In Italy, students will take five classes during one semester and then two classes during the January intercession.

Key Features
  • Instruction is in English.
  • Students work with their program director/advisor to select courses, to be sure the credits will transfer to their major at MSOE.
  • Students will have the opportunity to take international courses that interest them but may not be available at MSOE.

New Zealand

Study at the other end of the world and experience New Zealand’s breath-taking natural beauty, vibrant culture, and chat with the friendly locals (Kiwis).

Victoria University of Wellington, located in the country’s capital, is ranked #1 for research quality in New Zealand. Faculty members are passionate about their subjects and engage students with multiple learning styles. When you’re not in class, indulge in Wellington’s cafés, explore the stunning waterfront, or see where Lord of the Rings was filmed!

This program is open to Business Administration, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, User Experience, and Actuarial Science students.