The International Engineering minor provides engineering, computer science and engineering technology students with a structured path for obtaining formal credit for their work towards internationalization on a technical, professional and cultural level. It requires a minimum of one semester abroad, plus coursework taken at UCF in preparation for the experience abroad. The minor has three components:
- Study of language of intended country of study. This includes two semesters (6 to 8 credit hours) of coursework at UCF (or at the partner foreign institution if UCF does not offer courses on that specific language). Alternative requirements exist for students who are already fluent in that language or who are going to a country where English is the primary language.
- Cultural studies of the country you will visit (3 credit hours).
- Technical coursework that applies to your degree at UCF. This portion is the most important and must consist of courses equivalent to those at UCF. Another option is to take an engineering internship abroad with one of our associated industrial partners.
The program is designed to be highly flexible within the above requirements. It is designed around the needs of individual students. Thus, we recommend that you speak with the coordinator for the International Engineering minor in your department to ensure that all academic needs and coursework are satisfied.
Our partnerships with foreign institutions will also bring students from those institutions to UCF for one or two semester stays. This will allow the returning UCF engineering student to continue their international experience and education by collaborating with these students in joint coursework and design projects.