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Engineering Majors

Information for Engineering Majors planning to study abroad.

"Major engineering projects have international scope and global impact. To be successful, today's engineer must have an understanding and appreciation of other cultures and societies. Study abroad through the EAP is an ideal means to achieve that goal."
-Professor Armen Der Kiureghian
Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Where to go

In the past few years, engineering students at UCLA have studied at the following universities. Check them out!


Click here for a general summary of Australia immersion programs.

  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Western Australia
Hong Kong

Note: Tohoku University is considered to be the “MIT” of Japan, and has a special engineering program offered for both English-speaking and Japanese-speaking exchange students

New Zealand
United Kingdom

In addition, the UC Education Abroad Program offers two special features to help you choose the right program.

  • The Program Wizard can help you find possible programs of interest.
  • The Coursefinder database includes descriptions of all courses taken by UC students while on EAP programs. Please note that it does not include all courses offered by the host university, only those that have been taken and submitted for approval by UC students.

What classes to take

All classes taken on the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP) are UC approved courses and count toward your 180 unit requirement for graduation. However, your major has the final authority to determine how the coursework is used to fulfill specific major requirements. Courses are approved on a case by case basis; therefore, there is no list of pre-approved courses. Before going abroad, students should discuss with the department advisor which EAP courses the department will approve for credit toward a major.

Engineering Department Contacts

Misuk Kwon
Academic Counselor
Office: 6426 Boelter Hall
Telephone: 310-825-0968
Department website

Education Abroad Program