Engineering today is a global profession. Participating in a study abroad experience, whether over the summer or for a longer period, will allow you to see the world from an entirely new perspective and help you develop new skills, independence and self-confidence.
CSEE students can pursue educational opportunities in other countries while maintaining their course of study and timeline to graduation. Participants in Study Abroad and International Programs may earn credits towards their UB degree while paying regular UB tuition. Courses are taught in English by university faculty. However, since the civil engineering curriculum is relatively rigid, make sure you plan well in advance to minimize the impact on your courses at UB. In addition, check to see if the grades you receive abroad will transfer to UB.
UB engineering students have the opportunity to spend the summer after their freshmen year studying at the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT) in France. Troyes is a small city of 120,000 located approximately an hour and a half from Paris by road or rail. While at UTT, you will take EAS 207 Statics from a UB faculty member, and UGC 112 World Civilization II: Intro to European Union from a UTT faculty member. The program lasts approximately six weeks. In addition to classes, various excursions and cultural activities are organized, including a trip to Paris. To be eligible, you must have successfully completed General Physics (PHY 107) and College Calculus II (MTH 142) and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.67.
Junior civil engineering students have the opportunity to spend a semester (or two) at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in Turkey. UB students can take the same classes as the Turkish UB/ITU Dual Diploma Pro-gram (DDP) students. These classes closely mirror the classes taught at UB and are all taught in English.
A dual diploma program is an undergraduate program for Turkish students in which the participants spend half of their education at a campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) and half at a Turkish university. The University at Buffalo (UB) partnered with Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 2003 to implement a dual diploma program.