Close
Cornell students on a camping trip in Uluru, Australia.

Study Abroad Planning Guides

The plans below are offered as a general guide of how one might sequence courses if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad. These plans are not intended to represent the only way to include a semester abroad while completing degree requirements, but they can work for many students. Students should use these as a starting point for planning, should discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

Students should consult the Study Abroad Policies and Credits and the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook.

 

Picture of Sydney, Australia Opera House

2018-2019 Study Abroad Planning Guides

Please note: these guides are designed to reflect the most current 2018-2019 major curriculums.  Please consult with Engineering Advising and your affiliated major department to verify your curriculum requirements.

Biological Engineering

Click to Open

This plan is offered as a general guide of how one might plan a course sequence if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad into the BE curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that may work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

 It includes some assumptions:

  • The student accepts no advanced placement credit (other variations may be possible depending on AP credit, summer classes, and other interests).
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.
  • Those interested in a year abroad should consult with an advisor about the Cornell-Cantabria program.

 

First Year Fall SemesterFirst Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

CS 111X 

ENGRI

Chem 2090 (Or Chem 2070 for CALS students only)

Physics 1112

FWS

Intro Bio*

BIOG/BIOSM 1500

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

BEE 1200 (CALS students only) 

                                 

Second Year Fall Semester Second Year Spring Semester

Math 2930

Math 2940

Intro Bio*

ENGRD 2020

ENGRD 2600 or ENGRD 2510

BEE 2220 or ENGRD 2210

Physics 2213

Chem 1570, CHEM 3530, or CHEM 3570

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

 

Third Year Fall Semester    Third Year Spring Semester-Abroad

BEE 3310

Liberal Studies

BEE 3500

Advisor Approved Elective

CEE 3040

Advisor Approved Elective

Biochem*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

                                                              

Fourth Year Fall Semester    Fourth Year Spring Semester

Focus Area Elective*

BEE 3400

Focus Area Elective*

BEE 3600

Focus Area Elective*

BEE 4500

Upper Level Biology*

Focus Area Elective*

Major Approved Elective*

Focus Area Elective*

* Consult the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and the BE website for additional guidance and requirements.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of these plans as a PDF to your device.

Biomedical Engineering

Click to Open

The undergraduate Biomedical Engineering program was approved by New York state during the summer of 2015. Due to the ongoing development of the new curriculum, students planning to study Biomedical Engineering should not plan to study abroad during a fall/spring term. Summer study abroad opportunities may be considered with the assistance of CU Abroad, or students may want to explore summer research opportunities abroad.

The Off-Campus Opportunities Fund (OCOF) is a common application for students seeking financial support for off-campus experiences. Depending on applicant and program eligibility criteria, students may be eligible for funding for a summer experience.
 

Chemical Engineering

Click to Open

This plan is offered as a general guide of how one might plan a course sequence if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad into the CHEME curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that may work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

 It includes some assumptions:

  • The student accepts no advanced placement credit (other variations may be possible depending on AP credit, summer classes, and other interests).
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.
  • Students interested in summer abroad should consider the CHEME- Imperial College London program.                                                                                            
First Year Fall Semester  First Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

ENGRI

CS 111X

Chem 2090

Chem 2080 (this course also fulfills one of the two required Advisor Approved Elective requirements)*

FWS

Physics 1112

Physical Education

FWS

 

Physical Education

Second Year Fall Semester     Second Year Spring Semester

Math 2930

Math 2940 or ENGRD 2700 or CEE 3040*

ENGRD 2190

Chem 2900 

Chem 3890

Chem 3900

Physics 2213

CHEME 3230

Liberal Studies

Biology Elective*

Summer Between Second and Third Years 

CHEME 3130, CHEME 3240, CHEM 3570 + CHEM 2510

Third Year Fall Semester - AbroadThird Year Spring Semester  
Liberal Studies

Major Approved Elective*

Liberal Studies

CHEME 3010

Liberal Studies

CHEME 3320 

Liberal Studies

CHEME 3720

 

CHEME 3900

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester

Major Approved Elective*

Advisor Approved Elective*

Adv. CHEME Elective*

Liberal Studies

Major Approved Elective*

Adv. CHEME Elective*

CHEME 4320*

CHEME 4620 or CHEME 4630

 

*Consult the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and the CHEME website for additional guidance and requirements.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of this plan as a PDF to your device.

 

Civil Engineering

Click to Open

This plan is offered as a general guide of how one might plan a course sequence if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad into the CE curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that may work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

 It includes some assumptions:

  • The student accepts no advanced placement credit (other variations may be possible depending on AP credit, summer classes, and other interests).
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.
  • Those interested in a year abroad should consult with an advisor about the Cornell-Cantabria program.

 

First Year Fall SemesterFirst Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

ENGRI

CS 111X

Chem 2090

Physics 1112

FWS

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

Second Year Fall SemesterSecond Year Spring Semester

Math 2930

Math 2940

ENGRD 2XXX

Physics 2214

ENGRD 2020

CEE 3710*

Physics 2213

ENGRD 3200*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

 

Third Year Fall SemesterThird Year Spring Semester- Abroad   

CEE 3040 (or ENGRD 2700 by petition)

Advisor Approved Elective

BEE 2510

Advisor Approved Elective (Additional Science)*

CEE 3310

Liberal Studies

CEE 3410

Liberal Studies

  Engineering Communications

Liberal Studies

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester   

CEE Design Elective*

CEE Capstone Design*

CEE Design Elective*

CEE 3230

Major Approved Elective*

MAE 3230 or CEE 4780

Major Approved Elective*

CEE 3610

  

Liberal Studies

* Consult the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and the CE website for additional guidance and requirements.

     For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of this plan as a PDF to your device.

Computer Science

Click to Open

This plan is offered as a general guide of how one might plan a course sequence if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad into the CS curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that may work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

 It includes some assumptions:

  • The student accepts no advanced placement credit (other variations may be possible depending on AP credit, summer classes, and other interests).
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.
First Year Fall SemesterFirst Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

CS 111X

ENGRI

Chem 2090

Physics 1112

FWS

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

Second Year Fall SemesterSecond Year Spring Semester

Math 2940

ENGRD 2XXX

Physics 2213

Chem 2080*

CS 2110

CS 3410/3420 or CS 3110

CS 2800

Major Elective*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

 

Third Year Fall Semester Third Year Spring Semester- Abroad

Major Elective* 

Advisor Approved Elective

CS 3110 or CS 3410/3420

Liberal Studies

Advisor Approved Elective

Major Elective*!

Major Elective*

Major Elective*!

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

 

Fourth Year Fall SemesterFourth Year Spring Semester

Major Elective*

CS 4820 or CS 4410

Major Elective*

Major Elective*

CS Project Course*

Major Elective*

CS 4410 or CS 4820

Major Elective*

Liberal Studies

 

 

* Consult the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and the CS website for additional guidance and requirements.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of this plan as a PDF to your device.

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Click to Open

This plan is offered as a general guide of how one might plan a course sequence if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad into the EAS curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that may work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

 It includes some assumptions:

  • The student accepts no advanced placement credit (other variations may be possible depending on AP credit, summer classes, and other interests).
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.
  • Those interested in a year abroad should consult with an advisor about the Cornell-Cantabria Exchange Program.

 

First Year Fall SemesterFirst Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

ENGRI 

CS 111X

Chem 2090

Physics 1112

FWS

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

Second Year Fall Semester Second Year Spring Semester

Math 2930

Math 2940

ENGRD 2XXX

Chem 2080*

EAS 2250

Advisor Approved Course*

Physics 2213

Biology*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

 

Third Year Fall SemesterThird Year Spring Semester- Abroad

EAS Core Course*

Liberal Studies

EAS Core Course*

Advisor Approved Elective

Major Approved Elective*

Advisor Approved Elective

ENGRD 2XXX

Field Course*

Liberal Studies

EAS Concentration Course*

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester

EAS Concentration Course*

EAS Concentration Course*

EAS Core Course*

Liberal Studies

Outside Elective*

Outside Elective*

Outside Elective*

Liberal Studies

EAS Concentration Course*

 

 

* Consult the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and the EAS website for additional guidance and requirements.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of this plan as a PDF to your device.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Click to Open

This plan is offered as a general guide of how one might plan a course sequence if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad into the ECE curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that may work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

 It includes some assumptions:

  • The student accepts no advanced placement credit (other variations may be possible depending on AP credit, summer classes, and other interests).
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.                                                              

 

First Year Fall Semester First Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

ENGRI

CS111X

Chem 2090

Physics 1112

FWS

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

Second Year Fall Semester Second Year Spring Semester

Math 2930

Math 2940

Physics 2213

Physics 2214

ECE/ENGRD 2100

ECE Foundation Elective*

ECE/ENGRD 2300

ECE 2200/ENGRD 2220

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

 

Third Year Fall Semester Third Year Spring Semester- Abroad

ECE Foundation Elective*

Outside Technical Elective

ECE Foundation Elective*

Outside Technical Elective

ENGRD 2XXX

Advisor-Approved Elective

Outside Technical Elective

Liberal Studies

ECE 3400

Advisor-Approved Elective

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester

Liberal Studies

ECE Elective 4XXX*

CDE*

ECE Elective 4XXX*

ECE Elective 3XXX*

Liberal Studies

ECE Elective 3XXX*

Liberal Studies

 

*Consult the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and the ECE website for additional guidance and requirements.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of this plan as a PDF to your device.

Engineering Physics

Click to Open

This plan is offered as a general guide of how one might plan a course sequence if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad into the EP curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that may work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan. Please note that the Engineering Physics study abroad planning guide is currently under review and subject to change. Contact Engineering Advising for more information.

 It includes some assumptions:

  • The student accepts no advanced placement credit (other variations may be possible depending on AP credit, summer classes, and other interests).
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.          
First Year Fall SemesterFirst Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

ENGRI

CS 111X

Chem 2090

Physics 1112 or 1116

FWS

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

Summer between First and Second Years

Math 2940

Physics 2213 or 2217

 

Second Year Fall Semester  Second Year Spring Semester- Abroad

Math 2930

Advisor Approved Elective

Physics 2214 or 2218

Advisor Approved Elective

ENGRD 2XXX

Liberal Studies

AEP 3630

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Major Approved Elective*                                                                                      

 

Third Year Fall Semester   Third Year Spring Semester

AEP 3330

AEP 3550

AEP 4210

AEP 4220

AEP 3610

AEP 3620

Major Approved Elective*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

 

 

Fourth Year Fall SemesterFourth Year Spring Semester

AEP 3560

AEP 4340

AEP 4230

Major Approved Elective*

Physics 4410

Major Approved Elective*

Liberal Studies

Major Approved Elective*

 

*Consult the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and the AEP website for additional guidance and requirements.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of this plan as a PDF to your device.

Environmental Engineering

Click to Open

This plan is offered as a general guide of how one might plan a course sequence if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad into the ENVE curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that may work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

 It includes some assumptions:

  • The student accepts no advanced placement credit (other variations may be possible depending on AP credit, summer classes, and other interests).
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.
  • Those interested in a year abroad should consult with an advisor about the Cornell-Cantabria program.                                            

 

First Year Fall SemesterFirst Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

ENGRI 

CS 111X

Chem 2090 (or CHEM 2070 for CALS students only)

Physics 1112

FWS

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

BEE 1200 (CALS students only)

 

Second Year Fall Semester Second Year Spring Semester

BEE/ENGRD 2510

ENGRD 3200 or 2210 or BEE 2220*

Math 2930

Math 2940

Physics 2213

Chem 1570 or Chem 3570 or Chem 3530

ENGRD 2020

CEE 3510

Intro Bio*

Liberal Studies

 

Third Year Fall SemesterThird Year Spring Semester- Abroad

CEE 3040*

Advisor Approved Elective

ENGRD 2XXX*

Advisor Approved Elective

CEE 4510*

Liberal Studies

CEE 3310

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Earth Science

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester

Design Elective*

Capstone Design*

CEE 3230 or BEE 4890

Design Elective*

BEE 4750

Major Approved Elective*

Major Approved Elective*

Liberal Studies

Lab Course*

Liberal Studies

 

*Consult the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and the ENVE website for additional guidance and requirements.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of this plan as a PDF to your device.

Information Systems, Science, and Technology

Click to Open

This plan is offered as a general guide of how one might plan a course sequence if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad into the ISST curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that may work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

 It includes some assumptions:

  • The student accepts no advanced placement credit (other variations may be possible depending on AP credit, summer classes, and other interests).
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.
First Year Fall SemesterFirst Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

CS 111X

ENGRI

Chem 2090

Physics 1112

FWS

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

Second Year Fall Semester   Second Year Spring Semester

Math 2940

Math 2930, Math 3040, or CS 2800

ENGRD 2700

ENGRD/CS 2110

INFO 2040

INFO 2300

Physics 2213

Physics 2214*

INFO 2450 or ENGRC 3350

Liberal Studies

 

Third Year Fall Semester Third Year Spring Semester- Abroad

ORIE 3300

Liberal Studies

ORIE 3500

Liberal Studies

Specialization Elective*

Advisor Approved Elective

Advisor Approved Elective

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester

Major Approved Elective*

Major Approved Elective*

Specialization Elective*

Specialization Elective*

Specialization Elective*

Specialization Elective*

Specialization Elective*

INFO 3300 or 4300

Specialization Elective*

ORIE 3800

 

*Consult the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and the ISST website for additional guidance and requirements.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of this plan as a PDF to your device.

Mechanical Engineering

Click to Open

This plan is offered as a general guide of how one might plan a course sequence if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad into the MAE curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that may work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

 It includes some assumptions:

  • The student accepts no advanced placement credit (other variations may be possible depending on AP credit, summer classes, and other interests).
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.
  • Those interested in a year abroad should consult with an advisor about the Cornell-Cantabria Exchange Program.                                                      

 

First Year Fall SemesterFirst Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

ENGRI

CS 111X

Chem 2090

Physics 1112

FWS

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

Second Year Fall Semester Second Year Spring Semester

Math 2930

Math 2940

ENGRD 2210

MAE 2030

ENGRD 2020

MAE 2250

Physics 2213

Physics 2214

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

 

Third Year Fall Semester   Third Year Spring Semester- Abroad

MAE 3780 or ENGRD 2100 or PHYS 3360

MAE 3240

MAE 3270

Advisor Approved Elective

MAE 3230

Technical Elective*

Math Elective*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Advisor Approved Elective

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester

MAE 4300

MAE 3260

MAE 4272

MAE 3280

Major Approved Elective*

MAE Senior Design*

Liberal Studies

Major Approved Elective*

Liberal Studies

 

 

* Consult the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and the MAE website for additional guidance and requirements.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of this plan as a PDF to your device.

Operations Research and Engineering

Click to Open

This plan is offered as a general guide of how one might plan a course sequence if the goal is to incorporate a semester of study abroad into the ORE curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that may work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

 It includes some assumptions:

  • The student accepts no advanced placement credit (other variations may be possible depending on AP credit, summer classes, and other interests).
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.

 

First Year Fall SemesterFirst Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

ENGRI

 CS 111X

Chem 2090

Physics 1112

FWS

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

 

Second Year Fall SemesterSecond Year Spring Semester

Math 2940

Math 2930, 3040, or CS 2800

ENGRD 2700

ORIE 3120

CS 2110

Physics 2214*

Physics 2213

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Advisor Approved Elective

 

Third Year Fall Semester Third Year Spring Semester- Abroad

ORIE 3300

ORIE 3510

ORIE 3500

Liberal Studies

ORIE 3150

Advisor Approved Elective

Major Approved Elective*

Liberal Studies

Organizational Behavioral Requirement*

Liberal Studies

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester

Major Approved Elective*

ORIE Elective*

ORIE Elective*

ORIE Elective*

ORIE 4580

Liberal Studies

Major Approved Elective*

ORIE 3310

 

* Consult the Engineering Undergraduate Handbook and the ORE website for additional guidance and requirements.

For your convenience, you may want to save a copy of this plan as a PDF to your device.