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Short-Term Programs

Program updates for 2021 will be announced in early Spring 2021.  Past program information is provided for your reference. 


Short-Term Programs allow students to take a course or more than one for a short time typically during the summer. Some of the Panther Program abroad programs below are taught by SSoE faculty members. These program abroad typically focus on a topic of relevance for global engineering, including sustainability, environmental design, international supply chain networks, or engineering practices throughout history.

All programs carry Pitt academic credit and contain an international component which lasts between ten days and three weeks. Programs may travel abroad over spring break or during the summer term.

The programs below link to more specific information about each program.

When you go abroad you are required to have the department Faculty Director sign off on how the program counts for requirements. The course approval form can be found here.

A number of Summer Short-term programs have become Virtual programs for summer.  You can find all our virtual options on this new page. 


Engineering Panther Programs

Plus 3- pick from multiple countries (*For first-year students only)

Innovate (China)- Not Running 2021- Plans for Spring break 2022

Engineering a Craft Brewery: Europe (Belgium)-Not running in 2021- Plans for Spring break 2022

Engineering For Social Change: Africa (South Africa)-Virtual program summer 2021

Engineering Perspectives of the Renaissance and Sustainability: Florence and Venice 

Clean Energy Grid Engineering: Scandinavia (Denmark & Sweden)--Virtual program summer 2021

Sustainable Design and Innovation in Island Nations: Guam * NEW PROGRAM

Pitt Recognized Summer Programs

Engineering the German Way 2.0-  (Virtual program summer 2021)

Global Supply Networks and Manufacturing Culture in Latin America (Uruguay) Cancelled for Summer 2021- check back 2022

INSA Lyon: European Perspectives in Engineering and Innovation (France)

Tecnun-University of Navarra- Summer School (Spain)

Engineering for Sustainability (Germany) 

Data Mining and Business Intelligence for Cyber Applications- Israel Cancelled for Summer 2021 -check back 2022

IPL Summer School in France

TUM Summer School: A Pitt Recognized program in Munich, Germany

Hanyang International Summer School: A Pitt Recognized Program in South Korea

Leeds International Summer School: A Pitt Recognized Program in England

NTU Summer Programme: A Pitt Recognized Program in Singapore

STEM in Cyprus

Globex Summer Program: Peking University (China) VIRTUAL for Summer 2021!

Chinese University of Hong Kong Summer Undergraduate Program (Hong Kong)

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) in Colombia