International Engineering Internships
in Bavaria, Germany
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.
Participants should be able to negotiate bus and train transportation and stairs. As with all of Europe, extensive walking to sites is common.
- Students must be in good standing at Auburn University
- Students must have a minimum 2.25 institutional GPA
- Students must be Engineering majors
- Early May 2020: Boot camp courses begin on Auburn's campus
- Late May 2020: Boot camp courses end on Auburn's campus
- 31 May 2020: Depart USA for Germany
- 1 June 2020: Start date in Schweinfurt, Germany
- 9 July 2020: Return to USA
- 5 August 2020: Courses end on Auburn Campus
Students may select up to four classes (3-13 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.
REQUIRED COURSE - course taught in Germany
BOOT CAMP COURSES - additional optional courses taught at Auburn campus early May to late May, 2020 - prior to international travel
- INSY 4970: Engineering Projects (3 credits)
- ENGR 3510: Product Development IP Product Costing (3 credits)
- INSY 3020: Occupational Safety Ergonomics (3 credits)
- INSY 3600: Engineering Economics (3 credits)
- PHIL 1040: Business Ethics (3 credits)
- ELEC 3810: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (3 credits)
- FLGR 1010: Elementary German I (4 credits)
The cost of the program will be $6,950. For more information, download a copy of the Estimated Student Budget - Engineering Projects.
Included: Program fees include Auburn coursework credit hours (3-13 credits), housing in Germany, excursions and entrance fees to selected sights, and international insurance.
Not included: Airfare, meals, passport, optional tours and entrance fees to some sites, Auburn Abroad Fee ($691), and CoE Professional Fee ($721).
Payment and Withdrawal Dates
- 14 January 2020: Application Deadline -
- 14 March 2020: Deadline Extended- contact faculty director if applying after 14 Jan
- 15 January 2020: First payment appears on eBill
- 15 February 2020: First payment due $3,475
- 15 March 2020: Second Payment appears on eBill
- 15 April 2020: Second Payment due $3,475
Withdraw Policy: Students withdrawing after 15 February 2020 will forfeit half of the total fees due.
Students who withdraw after 15 April 2020, will forfeit all fees without refund.
*NOTE: Auburn University reserves the right to modify the program cost and/or content as necessitated by changes in the economic situation.
Students stay in a hotel in Schweinfurt with easy access to necessary amenities. Internet is included. Students will be on their own for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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.
- Walking Tour of Schweinfurt and Wurzburg
- A trip to Munich
- A trip to Prague (Czech Republic)
- 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.
- U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.
- Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements.
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