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Aerospace engineering students typically study abroad in the spring of their sophomore year through several of our exchange partners or the Clark in Madrid program.   Aerospace students must complete ENES232, MATH240/MATH461, MATH246, and PHYS270 before the fall of the junior year to stay on track for graduation. 

The GEA Aerospace Engineering program is an ideal summer option where you can fulfill 6 credits of technical electives while abroad.  

You can view study abroad courses that have been previously evaluated by visiting our ILP Online Database. If you're ahead in your Math and Physics sequencing, studying abroad in other locations is also an option.

Popular Spring Programs for Aerospace Engineering Students


Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Madrid, Spain)

Universidad Pontificia Comillas Exchange or Clark in Madrid Program

  1. ENES232: Thermodynamics
  2. MATH461: Linear Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
  3. PHYS270/271: Physics 3
  4. MATH246: Differential Equations
  5. In-Major Technical Elective: Aerospace Electronics
  6. Out-of-Major Technical Electives
  7. General Education Course (not I-series or DSSP)
    1. DSHU: B-1 Spanish for Exchange Students
    2. DVUP: Spanish Culture in Film

This is a preferred aerospace engineering study abroad program because all courses are guaranteed to not have a time conflict and all UMD students will be accommodated in each of these courses.  In addition, if you are not ahead in your math or physics sequencing, it is the only option available.


Delft University of Technology (Delft, Netherlands)

TU-Delft Exchange:

  1. ENES232: Thermodynamics
  2. MATH461: Linear Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
  3. PHYS270: Physics 3
  4. Out-of-Major Technical Elective
  5. General Education Course (not I-series or DSSP)
    1. ​DSHS: The New Town: From Welfare City to Neoliberal Utopia 

This is an ideal program for students above a 3.25 GPA and who are able to complete MATH246 before studying abroad.


Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

  1. ENES232: Thermodynamics
  2. MATH461: Linear Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
  3. MATH246: Differential Equations
  4. PHYS270/271: Physics 3
  5. ENAE202: Computing Fundamentals for Engineers
  6. ENME382/ENMA300: Introduction to Materials Engineering
  7. Out-of-Major Technical Electives: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Robotics and Automation, Laser Engineering and Applications
  8. General Education Course (not I-series or DSSP)
    1. DSHU: Minds and Machines; Singapore Literature and Culture I
    2. DSHS: Principles of Economics
    3. DVUP: Singapore Literature and Culture I

Due to the nature of this program, there is a chance that while Nanyang Technological University offers the above courses each Spring, they could have a time conflct or students may not be able to enroll in all of their desired classes.  Students should be prepared that they may need to take a summer course after going abroad to catch up.


University of Manchester (Manchester, UK)

University of Manchester Exchange or University of Manchester Direct Enroll

  1. MATH461: Linear Algebra for Scientists and Engineers *Requires strong background in proofs
  2. MATH246: Differential Equations
  3. ENME382/ENMA300: Introduction to Materials Engineering
  4. In-Major Technical Elective (for sophomores who are ahead)
  5. Out-of-Major Technical Elective 
  6. General Education Course (not I-series or DSSP)
    1. DSHU: From Reconstruction to Reagan; Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology
    2. DSHS: From Reconstruction to Reagan; Introduction to European Archaeology; Gender, Sexuality and the Body; Bodies in History; Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective
    3. DVUP: From Reconstruction to Reagan; Gender, Sexuality and the Body

This is an ideal program for an Aero student who is a bit ahead and can take PHYS270/271 and ENES232 before going abroad or the summer before the junior year.


University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)

University of New South Wales Exchange or University of New South Wales Direct Enroll

  1. MATH461: Linear Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
  2. ENES232: Thermodynamics
  3. MATH461: Linear Algebra
  4. ENME382/ENMA300: Introduction to Materials Engineering
  5. In-Major Technical Elective (for sophomores who are ahead)
  6. Out-of-Major Technical Elective 
  7. General Education Course (not I-series or DSSP)
    1. DSHU: Forms of Writing; Media, Culture, and Everyday Life; Experiencing Theatre; Introducing Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy; Australian Literature; Modern India; Women and Religion; World Religions
    2. DSHS: Microeconomics 1; Macroeconomics 1
    3. DVUP: Indigenous Australia; Terror and Religion

This is an ideal program for an Aero student who is a bit ahead and can take PHYS270/271 before going abroad.