Engineering Exchange Program at
University of Western Australia
Adjacent to the Indian Ocean in Perth, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s highest rated universities. Its ground-breaking research, quality academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities combine to offer a vibrant student experience. UWA is the only Western Australian university to belong to the Group of Eight – a coalition of the top research universities in Australia. Students specializing in Engineering, Computing and Mathematics are afforded state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities such as the Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre and Clough Engineering Student Centre.
See the University of Western Australia’s webpage for more information.
Auburn University students with a GPA of at least 3.3, majoring in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering may apply for this exchange program with the University of Western Australia. The program is targeted for Sophomore and Junior Level engineering students, although in some cases Senior Level students will be considered. All applicants to the program are required to interview with a panel within the College of Engineering.
Students should arrive 1-2 days before Orientation, if housing is pre-arranged. Students without pre-arranged housing should arrive 2 weeks before classes begin. Students depart UWA after examinations.
Auburn Spring term: UWA Semester 1, February – June
- Application deadline: October 15.
- Classes begin the 3rd week in February.
- Classes end late May.
- Exams begin after a study break and occur through the middle of June.
There are a number of UWA courses that can be taken for credit in Auburn University’s Engineering program. The student will select some of these courses with help from the appropriate undergraduate program coordinator or academic advisor at Auburn University. The student should also keep in mind that there are culture-specific courses that should be considered while at UWA, such as those taught in the School of Indigenous Studies. For instance, consider INDG1150 Aboriginal Encounters: Strangers in our Backyard which is taught in Semester 1.
Previous courses approved for Auburn equivalents can be downloaded here: UWA.Courses.pdf
As an exchange program, Auburn University students pay 12 credit hours tuition and fees to Auburn University prior to departure.The annual cost of living depends on your lifestyle and the type of accommodation you choose, but $400-$500 per week is generally sufficient for most students to live comfortably. This does not include tuition fees, medical cover, textbooks or airfares. Download a copy of the Budget.EN.WesternAustralia.pdf
For more information about the approximate cost of attendance, visit the UWA cost of living and the Overseas Student Health Cover webpages.
While Perth offers convenient public transportation, students are encouraged to live on campus. As campus housing is limited, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Visit the UWA Accommodation website for Information about room and board.
Perth, Australia is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia, with a culturally diverse population of nearly 1.9 million people living in Greater Perth. Located between the Indian Ocean and the Nullarbor Desert, Perth provides a wide-range of activities, from swimming, snorkeling and surfing to exploring massive dune systems and huge limestone pillars in the Outback.
Independent excursions. Students are encouraged to visit the Indian Ocean and the Australian Outback. Some excursions are dependent on course enrollment. Aboriginal studies conduct excursions during the student’s term of study.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
- You can apply for a student visa after you have received a Confirmation of Enrollment from the University.
- The University will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment after you have formally accepted an offer of a place, returned your signed acceptance and refund forms, and arranged overseas student health cover.
- The student visa application process is handled by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).
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