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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.

 

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Study Abroad Planning Guides

Biological Engineering

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Plan Version 1

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 biological engineering curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that can 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 to a country/program where it is customary to take 4 classes.
  • 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 (Or BEE 1510 CALS students only)

ENGRI

Chem 2090 (Or Chem 2070 CALS students only)

Physics 1112

FWS

Bio 1500

Intro to Biology*

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

                                                                                      

Second Year Fall Semester Second Year Spring Semester

Math 2930

Math 2940

Intro to Biology*

ENGRD 2020

ENGRD 2600 or ENGRD 2510

BEE 2220

Physics 2213

Chem 1570

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Third Year Fall Semester    Third Year Spring Semester

BEE 3310 or CEE 3310

BEE 3400

BEE 3500

BEE 3600

ENGR Stats*

BEE 4500

Upper Level Biology*

Upper Level Biology*

Liberal Studies

BE Focus Area Elective*

                                                              

Fourth Year Fall Semester    Fourth Year Spring Semester

Liberal Studies

BE Focus Area Elective*

Advisor Approved Elective

BE Focus Area Elective*

Advisor Approved Elective

BE Focus Area Elective*

Liberal Studies

BE Focus Area Elective*

 

Liberal Studies

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

 

Plan Version 2                                                                                             

First Year Fall SemesterFirst Year Spring Semester

Math 1910

Math 1920

CS 111X (Or BEE 1510 CALS students only)

ENGRI

Chem 2090 (Or Chem 2070 CALS students only)

Physics 1112

FWS

Bio 1500

Intro to Biology*

FWS

Physical Education

Physical Education

                                                                                   

Second Year Fall Semester Second Year Spring Semester

Math 2930

Math 2940

Intro to Biology*

ENGRD 2020

ENGRD 2600 or ENGRD 2510

BEE 2220

Physics 2213

Chem 1570

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

 

Third Year Fall Semester  Third Year Spring Semester-Abroad

BEE 3310 or CEE 3310

Liberal Studies

BEE 3500

Liberal Studies

ENGR Stats*

Advisor Approved Elective

Upper Level Biology*

Advisor Approved Elective

Liberal Studies

 

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester

BE Focus Area Elective*

BEE 3400

BE Focus Area Elective*

BEE 3600

BE Focus Area Elective*

BEE 4500

BE Focus Area Elective*

Upper Level Biology*

Liberal Studies

BE Focus Area Elective*

 

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

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Biomedical Engineering

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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

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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 chemical engineering curriculum. 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.
  • The student is going to a country/program where it is customary to take 4 classes.
  • 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 1XXX

Chem 2090

Chem 2080

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 3900

Chem 3890

CHEME 3230

Physics 2213

Biology Elective*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Summer Between Second and Third Years 

CHEME 3130, CHEME 3240, CHEM 3570 + CHEM 2510

Third Year Fall Semester - AbroadThird Year Spring Semester  

Liberal Studies

CHEME 3010

Liberal Studies

CHEME 3900

Liberal Studies

CHEME 3320

 

CHEME 3720

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester

Major Approved Elective*

Approved Elective*

Adv. CHEME Elective*

Approved Elective (CHEM 2080)

Major Approved Elective*

Adv. CHEME Elective*

CHEME 4320*

CHEME 4620

 

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

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Civil Engineering

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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 civil engineering curriculum in the absence of AP credits, summer classes or semesters with excess of 19 credits. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that can work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, should have conversations with their advisors, and make use of other department advising resources to devise an individual plan.

This guide was developed making the following assumptions:

  • The student accepted no advanced placement credit, will take no summer classes, and will take no more than 19 credits in any semester.
  • Only non-technical courses are taken during the semester abroad.
  • The student will take classes in a country/program where it is customary to take 4 classes.
  • The student is going abroad for one semester.Those interested in a year abroad should consider the Cornell-Cantabria Exchange Program.
  • Please consult with your advisor.
First Year Fall Semestercred. First Year Spring Semestercred.

Math 1910

4

Math 1920

4

CS 111X

4

ENGRI

3

Chem 2090

4

Physics 1112

4

FWS

3

FWS

3

Physical Education

1

Liberal Studies

3

 

 

Physical Education

1

Second Year Fall Semestercred.Second Year Spring Semestercred.

Math 2930

4

3

Math 2940

4

 

ENGRD 2XXX

3

Physics 2214

4

ENGRD 2020

4

CEE 3710*

4

Physics 2213

4

ENGRD 3200*

4

Liberal Studies

3

Liberal Studies

3

Third Year Fall Semestercred.Third Year Spring Semester- Abroad   cred.

CEE 3310 (also offered in Summer)

4

Liberal Studies

3

CEE 3410

4

Liberal Studies

3

CEE 3040 (or ENGRD 2700)

4

Liberal Studies

3

Major Approved Elective*

3

Advisor Approved Elective

3

  Advisor Approved Elective (add’l science*)

3

 

 

 

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

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Computer Science

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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 computer science engineering curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that can work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, should have conversations with their advisors, and make use of other department 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 to a country/program where it is customary to take 4 classes.
•    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*

CS 2800

Major Tech or Major Ext. Special Elective*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Third Year Fall Semester Third Year Spring Semester- Abroad

CS 4410

Approved Elective

CS 3110

Liberal Studies

Approved Elective

Major Tech or Major Ext. Special Elective*

Major Tech or Major Ext. Special Elective*

Major Tech or Major Ext. Special Elective*

Liberal Studies

 

Fourth Year Fall SemesterFourth Year Spring Semester

Major  Elective CS 4XXX+*

CS 4820

Major  Elective CS 4XXX+*

Major  Elective CS 4XXX+*

CS Project Course 4XXX+*

Major Tech or Major Ext. Special Elective*

Major Tech or Major Ext. Special Elective*

Major Elective- Free*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

 

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

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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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 can 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

CS 111X

ENGRI

Chem 2090

Physics 1112

FWS

FWS

Physical Education

Liberal Studies

 

Physical Education

Second Year Fall Semester Second Year Spring Semester

Math 2930

Math 2940

Physics 2213

Physics 2214

ENGRD 2100

ECE Foundation Elective (ECE 3100, 3150, or 3140)*

ENGRD 2300

ECE 2200

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Third Year Fall Semester Third Year Spring Semester- Abroad

ECE Foundation Elective (ECE 3030 or 3250)*

Outside Technical Elective

ECE Foundation Elective (ECE 3030 or 3250)*

Outside Technical Elective

ENGRD 2XXX

Approved Elective

Outside Technical Elective

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Approved Elective

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester

ECE 3400

ECE Elective 3XXX*

CDE*

CDE*

ECE Elective 3XXX*

ECE Elective 4XXX*

ECE Elective 3XXX*

ECE Elective 4XXX*

Liberal Studies

 

 

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

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Engineering Physics

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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 can 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 to a country/program where it is customary to take 4 classes.
  • 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.

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Environmental Engineering

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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 environmental engineering curriculum in absence of AP credits, summer classes or semesters with excess of 19 credits. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that can work for many students. Students should use this as a starting point for planning, should discuss options with their advisors, and make use of other advising resources to devise an individual plan.

This guide was developed making the following assumptions:

The student accepted no advanced placement credit, will take no summer classes, and will take no more than 19 credits in any semester.

  • Only non-technical courses are taken during the semester abroad.
  • The student will take classes in a country/program where it is customary to take 4 classes per semester.
  • The student is going abroad for one semester. Those interested in a year abroad should consider the Cornell-Cantabria program.
  • Please consult with your advisor.
First Year Fall SemesterCredit First Year Spring SemesterCredit

Math 1910

4

Math 1920

4

CS 111X

4

ENGRI XXXX

3

Chem 2090

4

Physics 1112

4

FWS

3

FWS

3

Physical Education

1

Liberal Studies

3

 

 

Physical Education

1

Second Year Fall Semester CreditSecond Year Spring SemesterCredit

Math 2930

4

Math 2940

4

ENGRD 2510

3

Chem 1570

3

ENGRD 2020

4

CEE 3510

3

Physics 2213

4

ENGRD 3200, 2210, or BEE 2220*

3

Liberal Studies

3

Liberal Studies

3

Third Year Fall SemesterCreditThird Year Spring Semester- AbroadCredit

CEE 3040*

4

Advisor Approved Elective

3

CEE 4510*

3

Advisor Approved Elective

3

CEE 3310*

4

Earth Science* or Intro to Biology*

3

ENGRD 2XXX
(may substitute Major Approved Elective)

3

Liberal Studies

3

Liberal Studies

3

 

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester CreditFourth Year Spring SemesterCredit

Design Elective*

3

Design Elective*

3

BEE 4890

3

Design Elective*

3

BEE 4750

3

Major Approved Elective*

3

Major Approved Elective*

3

Lab Course*

3

Earth Science* or Intro to Biology*

3

Liberal Studies

3

 

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

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Information Systems, Science, and Technology

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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 can 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

CS 2110

Advisor Approved Elective (INFO 1300 recommended)

INFO 2300

Physics 2213

Physics 2214*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Third Year Fall Semester Third Year Spring Semester- Abroad

ORIE 3300

Liberal Studies

ORIE 3500

Liberal Studies

INFO 2040

Advisor Approved Elective

INFO 2450

Liberal Studies

Specialization Elective*

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

Specialization Elective*

ORIE 3800

 

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

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Mechanical Engineering

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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 mechanical engineering curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that can 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 to a country/program where it is customary to take 4 classes.
  • 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 MechE website for additional guidance and requirements.

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Operations Research

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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 OR curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that can 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 to a country/program where it is customary to take 4 classes.
  • 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

Math 2930, 3040, or CS 2800

ENGRD 2700

ORIE 3120

CS 2110

Advisor Approved Elective

Physics 2213

Physics 2214*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Third Year Fall Semester Third Year Spring Semester- Abroad

ORIE 3300

OR 3510

ORIE 3500

Liberal Studies

ORIE 3150

Advisor Approved Elective

Major Approved Elective*

Liberal Studies

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*

OR 3310

Behavioral Science Requirement*

 

 

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

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Science of Earth Systems

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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 SES curriculum. It is not the only way to include a semester abroad while meeting the major requirements, but it is a plan that can 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 to a country/program where it is customary to take 4 classes.
  • 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

CS 111X

ENGRI

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*

Intro to Biology*

EAS 2200 or 2250*

Physics 2213

EAS Core Course*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Third Year Fall SemesterThird Year Spring Semester- Abroad

EAS Core Course*

Liberal Studies

EAS Core Course*

Advisor Approved Elective

Approved Elective (math, stats, or natural science)*

Advisor Approved Elective

ENGRD 2XXX

Field Course*

Liberal Studies

 

Fourth Year Fall Semester Fourth Year Spring Semester

EAS Concentration Course*

EAS Concentration Course*

EAS Concentration Course*

EAS Concentration Course*

Outside Elective*

Outside Elective*

Outside Elective*

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Major Approved Elective*

 

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

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