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Study Abroad

Students who study abroad in the academic year generally do it during the fifth or sixth semester; A few go for the entire junior year. 

Fall Programs in London and Other Locations 

Spring Programs in Rome and Other Locations

Academic Year Program Locations

Summer Programs

Application Procedure

Fall Programs

London (available for both AE and ME students)

ME Students

    • Students must have completed AME 21267 DT I and AME 20216 Lab I by the spring semester of sophomore year, so they can take AME 21268 DT II and AME 20217 Lab II in the spring semester of junior year.
    • Students must take AME 30363 DOME and AME 40423 Mechanisms & Machines in the fall semester of senior year. Consequently, they must take AME 40463 Senior Design in the spring semester of senior year.
    • Students must take fluid mechanics and the elective offered by AME in London in the semester they are in London.
    • Students must take AME 30314 Differential Equations, Vibrations and Control I in London unless they take it during sophomore year.

AE Students

    • Students must have completed AME 21267 DT I and AME 20216 Lab I by the spring semester of sophomore year, so they can take 21268 DT II and AME 20217 Lab II in the spring semester of junior year.
    • Students must take AME 30341 Aerospace Structures in the fall semester of senior year.
    • Students must take fluid mechanics and the elective offered by AME in London in the semester they are in London.
    • Students must take AME 30314 Differential Equations, Vibrations and Control I in London unless they took it during sophomore year.

Other Locations (available for both AE and ME students)

ME Students

    • Students must have completed DT I and Lab I by spring semester of sophomore year, so they can take DT II and Lab II in the spring semester of junior year.
    • Students must take DOME and Mechanisms & Machines in the fall semester of senior year, or find equivalent courses for one or both of these at their international location. If they take DOME or Mechanisms & Machines in the fall of senior year, they must take Senior Design the spring semester of senior year.
    • Students must take an approved fluid mechanics course at their international location or over the summer before junior year.
    • Unless students take AME 30314 in their sophomore year, students must take a differential equations course prior to the spring semester of junior year and enroll in the spring semester of junior year in a zero-credit course for vibrations. This differential equations course may be at ND in the spring of sophomore year if they are one semester ahead in the math sequence. If they are not ahead in math, they must take it either at the international location or over the summer.
    • Students should aim for three or more technical courses at their international location.

AE Students

    • Students must have completed DT I and Lab I by spring semester of sophomore year, so they can take DT II and Lab II in the spring semester of junior year.
    • Students must take Aerospace Structures in the fall semester of senior year, or find and equivalent course at the international studies location.
    • Students must take an approved fluid mechanics course at their international location or over the summer before junior year.
    • Unless students take AME 30314 in their sophomore year, they must take a differential equations course prior to the spring semester of their junior year and enroll in the spring semester of junior year in a zero-credit course for vibrations.

Spring Programs

Rome (only available for ME students)

ME Students

    • Students must have completed AME 21267 DT I and AME 20216 Lab I, so they can take AME 21268 DT II and AME 20217 Lab II in the fall semester of junior year.
    • Students must take all three courses offered by AME in Rome
      • AME 30334 Heat Transfer
      • AME 30315 Differential Equations, Vibrations and Control II. If students take AME 30314 in the fall semester of sophomore year, they MUST delay AME 30315 until they go to Rome.
      • Whatever elective course is offered in Rome.
    • Students must take EE 20222 Intro to Electrical Engineering in the spring semester of sophomore year

Other Locations (only available for ME students)

    • Students must have completed DT I and Lab I by the spring semester of sophomore year, so they can complete DT II and Lab II in the fall semester of junior year.
    • Students should take a course equivalent to AME 30334 Heat Transfer if it is offered in their international location. If there is not one offered, they may delay Heat Transfer to the spring semester of senior year, in which case they may not take Senior Design until the spring semester of senior year.
    • Student must either
      • Have completed AME 30315 in their sophomore year OR
      • Complete a controls course in their international location.
        • The controls course must either cover Laplace Transforms or the student must take a zero-credit course covering that material PRIOR to going abroad.
        • The student must take a zero-credit course upon their return covering solutions to systems of first order differential equations and multi-degree of freedom vibrations.
    • Students must take EE 20222 during the spring semester of their sophomore year.

Zero-Credit Courses

Sometimes it may not be possible to find a course at a given university abroad exactly equivalent to one offered on campus. In this case, and at the discretion of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, students may be required upon return to take zero-credit self-study courses to compensate for the topics not covered abroad.

Academic Year Program Locations

The following are the places at which the University of Notre Dame has established programs.

For additional information on a specific program, please speak with your adviser or the AME Department Director of Undergraduate Studies and visit the Notre Dame International Study Abroad website: https://international.nd.edu/education-abroad/study-abroad/.

Summer Programs

The College of Engineering offers programs in: Alcoy, SpainLondon, England, Shenzhen, China, and  Rome, Italy.  Other options are available each summer through Notre Dame International Study Abroad.

Application Procedure

The administrative procedure for applications is as follows:

  1. Apply through Notre Dame International Study Abroad.
  2. Complete the AME Department's "Study Abroad Proposed Course Plan" form which can be obtained in the AME office, 365 Fitzpatrick Hall.
  3. Meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies to discuss proposed plan and have it approved.
  4. Meet with the College of Engineering's Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs to obtain final approval on plan of study.