The University of Texas at Austin International Office in collaboration with the Cockrell School of Engineering is happy to announce a new summer study program for international undergraduate engineering students called the Summer Engineering Development (SED) program occurring June 1 – August 2, 2014 in Austin Texas.
This customized program has been designed by top educators in the field to provide a rigorous academic and cultural exchange for aspiring young engineers. Students accepted into the program will attend class daily alongside UT students and earn 6 credit hours to transfer to their home institution.
In addition to classroom time, SED participants will complete a variety of leadership development activities which will enhance their communication skills, the ability to work effectively in diverse teams, and deepen their understanding of the nexus between engineering and civic responsibility. These activities have been designed in response to recent research that shows a clear demand for leadership development in engineering students. The National Society of Professional Engineers, through its Licensure and Qualifications for Practice Committee identified leadership as an area of critical importance that is absent from the education and training of most engineers (2010).
Each international student accepted into the SED program will be matched with a UT student (“Ambassador”) who serves a peer-mentoring role. UT Ambassadors will be recruited from primarily the Cockrell school, but applications are open to any UT student with an interest in a cross-cultural experience during summer 2014.
The practice of engineering has become increasingly global. 21st century engineers must be prepared to contribute as leaders to the design, development, production and deployment of products to address world challenges such as water, food, energy, climate, health and security.
If you are an international student interested in applying to SED please visit the program website.
If you are a current UT student interested in working as an Ambassador during summer 2014, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please Note: SED is separate from the existing exchange programs offered at The University of Texas at Austin. International participants will pay tuition directly to UT and participation will have no effect on exchange balances.
If you have any other questions about SED, please email email@example.com.