ERASMUS & Non-EU Exchange

Every year, more than 20% of students from UCD Engineering avail of the opportunity to study for a semester in one of our partner schools in Asia, Australia, Europe and the US.

The school has a strong and well-established reputation internationally. The programme has been very active at the international level, with an extensive Erasmus and International network of strong schools and regular visiting lecturers, critics and external examiners.

In UCD Engineering Stage 3 students have the opportunity to study abroad at another Global University where UCD has an Erasmus or Exchange agreement. This provides students with an invaluable opportunity to experience engineering in a variety of cultural contexts.

Qualifying Criteria for Study Abroad

Outgoing exchange students (either Erasmus or non-EU exchange) must normally meet all of these requirements:
a) stage 1 complete, with stage GPA 3.00 or higher;
b) earned 30 credits in the autumn trimester of stage 2, with GPA 3.00 or higher;
c) no grades less than C- in any core module.

A student with grades less than C- may be considered if all of these conditions are met:
d) no grade less than D- in any module (core, option or elective);
e) no more than two grades less than C- in core modules;
f) no more than one grade less than C- in a core module in any trimester;
g) stage 1 complete, with stage GPA 3.00 or higher;
h) earned 30 credits in the autumn trimester of stage 2, with GPA 3.50 or higher.

All qualifying students are subject to final approval by the Engineering Programme Board Student Applications Committee (EPBSAC). 

Students should speak with UCD Global in the first instance who can advise on the various study abroad opportunities; where past engineering students have studied and the application process and deadlines.
Students should speak with their Academic Exchange Coordinator for advice on module mapping only after the student has researched what courses to take at the host institution. They are;

UCD Global has developed a series of video information sessions for current UCD students interested in going on Exchange overseas on their website here

For further information on the ERASMUS/Non-EU Exchange Programmes, you can visit the UCD Global website or contact: exchanges@ucd.ie