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.
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.
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.
Participants of this program will be expected to realize the following outcomes:
DISCIPLINARY OUTCOMES (per course syllabi)
The description of the IQS course Electrical Machines (41023) can be found here.
The description of the IQS course 41019 Electric Systems can be found here.
The description of the IQS course 40036 Theory of Structures and Industrial Constructions can be found here.
The description of the IQS course 41026 Science and Technology of the Environment can be found here.
The description of the IQS course 41035 Industrial Architecture and Construction can be found here.
The description of the IQS course Selection of Materials (41039) can be found here.
The description of the IQS course Technology of Materials (41030) can be found here.
The description of the IQS course Surface Engineering (41037) can be found here.
The description of the IQS course Materials Elasticity and Resistance (41017) can be found here.
The description of the IQS course Machine Elements Calculation (41036) can be found here.
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.