The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech works with students, faculty, and industries to create global academic and business partnerships. The Office of Global Engineering Engagement and Research serves as a resource for international opportunities for students, faculty, corporate partners and alumni. Students and faculty interested in pursuing international opportunities can visit the COE site to learn about Study Abroad Programs, International Internships, International Research, International Student Organizations, and to find travel forms and requirements.
Mechanical Engineering International Programs
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech is a recognized world leader in international education and was designated a University Exemplary Department in 2010 because of its high-quality education abroad program options.
Working with Technische Universitat Darmstädt, Virginia Tech students can take part in a number of opportunities in Germany including a BSME Senior Year at TU Darmstadt, a Dual-BSME degree program, and an Automotive Technologies program. Click here to learn more about each of these programs. For more detailed information on TU Darmstädt programs, courses, and links to applications, visit the TUD partnership website.
The VT BSME Rising Junior Summer Abroad program consists of 12 semester credit hours during the summer between the BSME sophomore and junior years: 3 credits of third-semester foreign language (ME technical elective, list 2), 3 credits of foreign culture (AREA 2 or 3), and 6 credits of BSME junior year courses. The prerequisite is two semesters of foreign language that can be completed during the freshman or sophomore years at VT (e.g., CHN 1105-1106). To read more about the program, please see the following document on Shanghai Jiao Tong University and consult your academic advisor for information on current deadlines.
The Sophomore Fall Semester Abroad program replaces the standard BSME fall semester in Blacksburg with a semester at the University of Melbourne, Australia. No foreign language proficiency is required. To read more about the program, please see the following document on the University of Melbourne and consult your academic advisor for information on current deadlines.