Undergraduates

Study Abroad

From China to Denmark, many UW ChemE students study abroad in other countries, gaining international perspectives on engineering. ChemE is proud to offer students a range of opportunities to study and research abroad. These programs are the most common programs that students participate in, but students aren’t limited to just these programs!

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CHINA: LAB AT ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY

SUMMER A-TERM, 6 CREDITS, CHEM E 436 and CHEM E 437

This summer program gives students the chance to join a group of students from UW and other colleges at Zhejiang University in Hongzhou, China.  Over the course of six weeks, the students participate in industry and cultural tours while completing two ChemE Labs - ChemE 436 and 437 on the state of the art equipment available at ZJU. This intensive lab program is designed for students who have completed their 3rd year of study in ChemE at UW. 

SUMMER CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LAB at the TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

SUMMER A-TERM, 6 CREDITS,  CHEM E 437 and Engineering Electives

This summer program gives you the chance to participate in a specially designed, experimental course in chemical engineering and process technology. The course takes place on up-to-date pilot plant facilities and combines detailed theoretical and practical engineering experiences with a social and international student atmosphere and an opportunity to discover the wonders of Copenhagen and the beautiful Danish countryside. Students planning to do this program should take CHEM E 436 during the spring quarter of their junior year and to take the program immediately following.  

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH EXCHANGE

FALL QUARTER - JUNIOR YEAR, CHEM E 325 and CHEM E 330

Study at one of Great Britain's top universities for a full academic term. With access to hundreds of student organizations and academic courses, students on this exchange fully immerse themselves in the student life and culture at this amazing Scottish university. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, has earned an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Students should plan to complete CHEM 455 before departure and enroll in PHYS 09021 and SCEE 08003 during the program in order to stay on track to graduate with a B.S. ChemE. 

ENGINEERING ROME

EARLY FALL, 6 CREDITS,  Engineering Electives

Engineering Rome is a UW Exploration Seminar that covers Roman and Italian engineering over a range of 3,000 years from Ancient Rome to the present day. It consists of a preparatory 1-credit Spring seminar and one 5-credit course, CEE 409 Engineering Rome. First, a once-per-week orientation session meets in Spring to provide background information, and program orientation. Second, an in-depth session meets in Rome, Italy at the UW Rome Center for three weeks during the Summer-Fall quarter break. 

ENGINEERING JORDAN: WATER IN AN ARID LAND

EARLY FALL, 5 CREDITS,  Engineering Electives

Visit the ancient city of Petra, swim in the Dead Sea, and learn about how water is managed, treated, and conserved on one of the most water scares nations in the world. This course examines impacts of a hot dry climate on water engineering systems by studying the engineered water cycle in Jordan including: water cycles and sources in Jordan; drinking water treatment and desalination; wastewater treatment and reuse; decentralized and on-site treatment; and ancient water engineering.

 

OTHER PROGRAMS

ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Several UW ChemE students have participated in short term study abroad opportunities through their involvement with Engineers without Borders. Engineers without Borders »

ENGINEERING PROGRAMS

Visit the College of Engineering Study Abroad page to learn about even more opportunities available for engineers at UW and to receive tips about getting started planning for study abroad. Some suggested programs are also listed on our Optional Specialty Areas page, based on topic. 

ALL UW PROGRAMS

ChemE students sometimes participate in programs that have nothing to do with engineering! It's easiest to do these programs during the summer or early fall terms, but for students who have finished many of the foundational courses prior to sophomore year, it's possible to study abroad before starting the ChemE core during spring of sophomore year. To learn more about all the programs available to UW students, visit UW Study Abroad