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With careful planning, Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students of good academic standing may engage in study abroad opportunities to enrich their education.


Opportunities for an academic experience abroad include institutions in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

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While a variety of exchange options are available to Carnegie Mellon University students, the Department of Mechanical Engineering provides a study abroad guide of suggested schools with probable course transfers. See your academic advisor for details.

Students are encouraged to inquire about an academic term at any university of interest.


Many programs focus on the student's junior year but other exciting experiences abroad exist during the spring of sophomore year or fall of senior year.

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Because many engineers work on international projects or for multi-national companies, Mechanical Engineering has developed the study abroad fellowship program—a monetary award for approved applicants—to reward talented students who have planned a study abroad experience that meshes well with their degree and career goals. Talk with your academic advisor for details.

Addition information is available on Carnegie Mellon’s study abroad website.