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Engineering Exchange at IQS, Spain

Spring  2013

Spain 

Program Full

Program Description:

UCF industrial engineering students have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with the Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS) in Barcelona, Spain. IQS, an Institute with more than 100 years of history, is part of the Ramon Llull University. IQS is comprised of two Faculties: Escuela Técnica Superior IQS (IQS Technical College) and Facultad de Economía IQS (IQS Faculty of Economics). The mission of the Technical College, which houses the industrial engineering program, is to “develop the whole student by equipping them with the attitudes, knowledge and skills that will enable and encourage their personal and professional development.”

IQS is located in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, behind Madrid. The city, with a population of more than 1.6 million, is known for its art, culture, museums, and football team, among many other facets. Barcelona is bounded by the Mediterranean to the east and the Serra de Collserola mountain range to the west.

Minimum Requirements:

  • GPA: 2.5 cumulative
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange

Application Process: 

You can apply online for this program. The application includes the submittal of a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it in the appropriate field.

You will not be required to provide a faculty reference.  In the online application, enter your own email address in the box intended for the 'referee'.

Selected participants must meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Coursework completed through the program may count as equivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.

All applications will be reviewed by the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.

Additional Information:

Engineering courses at IQS are offered in Spanish and Catalan. Please see the course syllabus to determine the language of instruction.

This program is offered for the full academic year (fall and spring term) or spring term only.

IQS Website

Estimated Student Expenses

IQS Student Guide

Student Blog

Passport Services Available on Campus

Learning Outcomes:

Participants of this program will be expected to realize the following outcomes:

DISCIPLINARY OUTCOMES (per course syllabi)

GEOGRAPHIC AWARENESS

  • Describe the main cultural, geographic, physical, politico-economic, and social characteristics of the host country.
  • Discuss how the host country fits within the global physical, cultural, political or economic systems.

SELF-AWARENESS

  • Describe how the program impacted their personal culture and values.
  • Provide examples on how the program experiences affected their academic, professional, or personal goals.

SELF-RELIANCE

  • Provide examples of how they may use their program experiences to deal with challenging situations in the future.
  • Provide examples of how to avoid conflicts from misunderstandings due to cultural differences.

COMMUNICATION

  • Communicate in writing how their program experience makes them more valuable to a prospective graduate program or employer. 
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 2.50 cumulative
Language: Spanish
Proficiency Level Required: Spanish, Catalan
Other Prerequisites: 
Courses[click to expand]:
EEL-4205 Electric Machinery - IQS
Academic Institution: Institut Quimic de Sarria - IQS, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the IQS course Electrical Machines (41023) can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


EEL-4955 Study Abroad: Electric Systems
Academic Institution: Institut Quimic de Sarria - IQS, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the IQS course 41019 Electric Systems can be found here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


CES-4955 Study Abroad: Theory of Structures and Industrial Constructions
Academic Institution: Institut Quimic de Sarria - IQS, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the IQS course 40036 Theory of Structures and Industrial Constructions can be found here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


ENV-4955 Study Abroad: Science and Technology of the Environment
Academic Institution: Institut Quimic de Sarria - IQS, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the IQS course 41026 Science and Technology of the Environment can be found here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


CCE-4813 Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings
Academic Institution: Institut Quimic de Sarria - IQS, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the IQS course 41035 Industrial Architecture and Construction can be found here.

Credit Hours: 4.00


EMA-3124 Study Abroad: Selection of Materials
Academic Institution: Institut Quimic de Sarria - IQS, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the IQS course Selection of Materials (41039) can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


EMA-4955 Study Abroad: Technology of Materials
Academic Institution: Institut Quimic de Sarria - IQS, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the IQS course Technology of Materials (41030) can be found here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


EMA-4955 Study Abroad: Surface Engineering
Academic Institution: Institut Quimic de Sarria - IQS, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the IQS course Surface Engineering (41037) can be found here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


EGM-3601 Solid Mechanics
Academic Institution: Institut Quimic de Sarria - IQS, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the IQS course Materials Elasticity and Resistance (41017) can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


EML-3500 Machine Design
Academic Institution: Institut Quimic de Sarria - IQS, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the IQS course Machine Elements Calculation (41036) can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


Program Components and Costs:
Component: Administration
Services: 
Price (in US Dollars): 250.00
Requirement: Mandatory
Payments:
Payment due:  Pending application approval
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Alisha Corsi
Email: alisha.corsi@ucf.edu
Office: Engineering 1, Academic Services
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 
Program Ends: 
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-09-15
Academic Institution:
Institut Quimic de Sarria - IQS, Spain 
Additional information:
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US State Department Country Information
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Visa Information:
Visa Required: Yes
Visa Application Date: 
Estimated Cost of the Visa: 
Additional Visa Information
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu