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  • Locations: Schweinfurt, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/31/2018 07/07/2018
NOTE: These dates correspond to the dates abroad in Germany. Students participating in this program will be enrolled in the courses beginning and ending on Auburn Campus (May 7 to Aug 5).

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Department/School: Engineering
Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program AU Faculty Director(s): Jorge Valenzuela, valenjo@auburn.edu
Majors: Engineering Majors GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates)
Program Description:

International Engineering Projects
in Bavaria, Germany

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This six-week program in Schweinfurt, Bavaria, Germany, provides hands-on work experience combined with a unique cultural experience. Students will work in teams on a consulting project for a German business client. The project will be defined by the client and the student teams will prepare a written report and make a formal presentation to the client at the end of the program with their proposed solutions/advice and recommendations for the client.

The purpose of the program is to provide students with a real-life work experience solving real business problems through teamwork in an international setting. Students will also gain valuable experience working with students in different majors, as well as gain experience developing and making presentations and preparing and writing formal business reports.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Students must be in good standing at Auburn UniversitySchweinfurt1
  • Students must have a minimum 2.25 institutional GPA
  • Students must be Engineering majors

IMPORTANT DATES

Summer 2018
  • 7 May 2018: Courses begin on Auburn Campus
  • 30 May 2018: Depart USA for Germany
  • 31 May 2018: Start date in Schweinfurt, Germany
  • 7 July 2018: Return to USA
  • 5 August 2018: Courses end on Auburn Campus

COURSES

Students may select up to four classes (3-12 credits) from the course list below. Courses will be taught by Auburn faculty members in English. Students must take INSY 4970 which will be the course to manage the actual project work performed between the student teams and the partnership company.

  • INSY 3600: Engineering Economics (3 credits)
  • INSY 4970 (ENGR 4610): International Projects (3 credits)
  • ELEC 3810: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (3 credits)
  • ENGR 2010: Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • ENGR 3510: Product Development IP Product Costing (3 credits)
  • ENGR 3520: Integrating Business and Engineering Theory (3 credits)
  • PHIL 1040: Business Ethics (3 credits)

PROGRAM COSTSSchweinfurt2

The cost of the program will be $6,500. Program fees include Auburn coursework credit hours (3 credits per course), housing in Germany, breakfast, excursions and entrance fees to selected sights, and emergency insurance.
 
Additional costs not included in the program fees include: airfare, meals, passport, optional tours and entrance fees to some sites, Auburn Abroad Fee ($657), and CoE Professional Fee ($700).

Payment and Withdrawal Dates

  • The first half of program fees will be billed on 16 Feb and are due on 5 March.
  • The second half of program fees will be billed on 16 March and are due on 5 April.

Students who withdraw after March 5, 2018 will forfeit half of the fees due. Students who withdraw after April 5, will forfeit all fees due without refund. 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Students stay in a hotel in Schweinfurt with easy access to necessary amenities. Breakfast and internet are included. Students will be on their own for lunch and dinner.

LOCATIONSchweinfurt3
Schweinfurt, Germany

Located in the German state of Bavaria, Schweinfurt is a mid-size city offering a pleasant ambiance of historical sites, shopping, public parks, and comfortable residential areas. It's proximity to nearby locations like Wurzburg, Munich, and Stuttgart is an ideal living and learning environment for any engineering student. Learn more at the Schweinfurt city webpage.

EXCURSIONS

  • Walking Tour of Schweinfurt and Wurzburg
  • A trip to Munich
  • Individual travel

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 1 year following your scheduled time abroad.

VISA REGULATION:

  • U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • Contact the faculty director listed at the top of this page.