German Study-abroad Program
Students in the mechanical engineering program at MSOE have the opportunity to study abroad through an agreement between MSOE and the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck, Germany.
The timing could not be better. American business is competing on an international level like at no other time in U.S. history. Foreign companies are buying or forming alliances with American companies at a record pace. There is an increasing likelihood of a graduate doing business with or even working for a foreign owned company. The graduate who has traveled internationally, speaks a foreign language or has an understanding of the cultures and traditions of other nations will have a marked advantage.
The MSOE German Study-abroad Program enables students to study for one year at a German university where the focus is in the area of applied engineering with superbly outfitted laboratories, while at the same time gaining firsthand experience by being immersed in German culture.*
The key features of MSOE’s program are:
- All instruction is in English. Students do NOT need to know any German.
- Students will receive two degrees, one from MSOE and one from the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences.
- Students will graduate on schedule, if they stay on track in the ME curriculum.
Mechanical engineering students who enroll in the German Study-Abroad Program will study for two semesters at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences during their junior year. The school year runs September through June with extensive breaks, including between semesters, providing an excellent opportunity for European travel. Students live in off-campus housing arranged by the university. They are in class with their German counterparts.
Mechanical engineering students wishing to participate in the study-abroad program at Lübeck University of Applied Sciences must have major and cumulative GPAs of 2.75 or higher at the end of the Winter Quarter of their sophomore year, and be in good academic standing at the end of Winter and Spring Quarters of their sophomore year. In addition, all curriculum requirements of the first two years of the mechanical engineering program must be completed by the end of Spring Quarter prior to departure for Germany.
For more information about Lübeck University of Applied Sciences and Lübeck, Germany, please see Electrical Engineering, German Study-Abroad, MSOE Students, B.S.
*Certain academic requirements are applicable - see program director for details.