Aachen, Germany

An exceptional Summer opportunity for Mechanical Engineering students Photo of three male MSU students standing on a bridge in Aachen, Germanyat MSU exists with of the MSU-RWTH (Aachen) Program. Students who have met the stringent academic and self-discipline/self-reliant criteria for acceptance will study and conduct research (ME 490) at one of Europe's premier technical universities: The Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule (RWTH).

Students will study the German language in the stimulating environment where it is spoken and daily life provides daily practice. It is expected that all students will have taken GRM 101 (or equivalent) and be in the GRM 102 or higher level course.

Most importantly, they will work in the research labs of the RWTH on an ME 490 project. These projects place them in close contact with their research hosts and, through this connection, our students directly contact the German university system. These contacts allow them to learn how different that system is from our own.

Photo of an old building in Aachen Germany

An added benefit, embraced by past participants, is to execute this 9-credit study program with opportunities to travel in Europe on the planned three-day weekends.

Program Contact:

Dr. Brian Feeny
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Michigan State University
2328C Engineering Building
Phone: (517) 353-9451
E-mail: feeny@egr.msu.edu

MSU Office of Study Abroad detailed program information (with printable brochure) for:

RWTH-Aachen, Mechanical Engineering

Host University website: University of Technology, Aachen

Pictures from past trips:

Photo of peole walking on a city street in Aachen Germany Photo of a "Rostbratwurst" street vendor in Aachen Germany
Photo of peole walking on a city street in Aachen Germany Photo of a person with Aachen, Germany city and water behind them.