Go on Exchange

Venture out into the world to meet people, build skills, and gain perspective in a way that you would never imagine. UBC Engineering offers students a range of opportunities to gain international experience.

Coordinated International Experience

The Coordinated International Experience (CIE) program is offered exclusively to student in the UBC Faculty of Applied Science. It offers equivalency in academic credit for a pre-selected and pre-approved set of courses over one academic term at one of our international partner institutions.

Courses are taught in English, and the academic credit you receive from your courses taken abroad will count fully towards your UBC degree. All students who attend a partner Coordinated International Experience institution will receive a $1,000 Coordinated International Experience Award during their term abroad.

Partner Institutions

Our partner institutions are recognized internationally as academic leaders and were selected deliberately because their course offerings complement UBC Applied Science degree programs.

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne ETH Zurich
Technical University of Denmark Technical University of Munich
University of Glasgow University of Technology Delft


Entry into the Coordinated International Experience program is competitive. To be considered for the program, you must:

  • be entering your third year in engineering (or be entering your third-and-a-half year of study if you are in Mechanical Engineering, or entering your fourth year if you are in Engineering Physics or Environmental Engineering);
  • have achieved at least a 70% average in your most recent academic term of full-time studies;
  • be a full-time student as defined by the Faculty of Applied Science; and
  • be a UBC student in good standing.

Learn more about CIE

A student’s Experience

Check out this blog from a student currently taking Artic Infrastructure and Society at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Greenland: Snippets of Adventure.

Go Global

Go Global is UBC’s Exchange Program, catering to students from all Faculties. Go Global is partnered with over 200 universities and institutions worldwide, providing students with opportunities to take courses in anything they imagine, and truly Go Global.

Go Global is partnered with 59 universities offering engineering engineering programs, in countries ranging from Australia to Hong Kong to Israel.

Visit Go Global’s website for information on partner institutions, dates and deadlines, your applications, and the transfer credit process. Go Global has advisors who can help you answer any questions you may have.

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