Engineering International Programs (EIP) serves all undergraduate students in the Swanson School of Engineering. We help our students identify international education experiences that complement their degree program, and enhance their global awareness as engineers. Planning an international experience is a team process - one that involves the student, Engineering International Programs staff, and faculty advisors from all of the school's departments. We facilitate the process of thinking about going abroad, to making it happen! Please review our site for more detailed information on the opportunities available to Swanson School of Engineering undergraduates.
The Swanson School of Engineering (SSoE) offers numerous ways in which our students can go abroad as part of their academic career. Among these international opportunities are:
Depending on the nature of their chosen international program, students may earn credit toward degree progress or, in some cases, engage in non-credit experiential learning.
Please note that all SSoE students are required to have completed at minimum 24 credits on Pitt’s campus before engaging in an international opportunity. Similarly, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the Swanson School of Engineering to be eligible to apply. Students who do not meet these criteria but who wish to pursue an international opportunity should contact Engineering International Programs (EIP) for more information.
Students will work with EIP and their home departments to ensure that all for-credit coursework taken abroad will transfer back to the University of Pittsburgh and count toward their degree progress. Students may earn credit toward their major, minor, or certificate, or may apply credits earned abroad toward humanities, social sciences, or other elective requirements.