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Engineering Exchange at Cantabria, Spain

Spring  2013

Spain 

Program Full

Program Description:

UCF civil engineering students have the opportunity to participate in an exchange program with the University of Cantabria in Spain. The University of Cantabria is a young public university, founded in 1972, whose main objective is to contribute to social progress via its commitment to teaching and scientific excellence. The university has more than 12,000 students. The University of Cantabria’s campus is divided between Santander -the capital of the Autonomous Region of Cantabria- and Torrelavega, a town 20 kilometres from the capital. This beautiful region of half a million inhabitants is on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea and is crossed by a mountain range. The shores and inland valleys offer a wide variety of landscapes as a consequence of the mild, moist climate of so called Green Spain.

Minimum Requirements:

  • GPA: 2.5
  • 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 on 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 asequivalent UCF course credit and/or as restricted or general elective credit.

All applications will be reviewed by the UCF Colleg 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:

While most of the courses offered are in Spanish, the University of Cantabria offers some courses in English. Please look at the course syllabi and Cantabria's website to determine the language of instruction.

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

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: English
Proficiency Level Required: NA
Other Prerequisites: 
Courses[click to expand]:
EML-4220 Vibration Analysis
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the Cantabria course Advanced Machine Design (5651) can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


CWR-4955 Study Abroad: Water Management
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the Cantabria course Water Management (3445) can be found here.

View Syllabus pdf here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


CES-4955 Study Abroad: Bridges
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the Cantabria course Bridges (3424) can be found here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


CEG-4955 Study Abroad: Tunnels and Deep Excavations
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the Cantabria course Tunnels and Deep Excavations (3419) can be found here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


CES-4605 Steel Structures
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the Cantabria course Metallic Structures (3375) can be found here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


CEG-4011C Geotechnical Engineering I - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the Cantabria course Geotechnics I (3383) can be found here.

Course Prerequisites:

Language: This course is offered in English.

Credit Hours: 4.00


CWR-4955 Study Abroad: Coastal Engineering
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the Cantabria course Coastal Engineering (3453) can be found here.

Course Prerequisites:

Language: This course is offered in English.

Credit Hours: 2.00


STA-3032 Probability and Statistics for Engineers - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the Cantabria course Uncertainty Analysis in Engineering (5644) can be found here.

Course Prerequisites:

Language: This course is offered in English.

Credit Hours: 3.00


EML-3701 Fluid Mechanics I - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the Cantabria course Fluid Mechanics (5639) can be found here.

Course Prerequisites:

Language: This course is offered in English.

Credit Hours: 3.00


EGM-3601L Solid Mechanics Lab
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the Cantabria course Mechanical Properties of Materials, Processing and Design (5640) can be found here.

Course Prerequisites:

Language: This course is offered in English.

Credit Hours: 2.00


ENV-4955 Study Abroad: Solid Waste
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The description of the University of Cantabria course Solid Waste (3456) can be found here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


CWR-3955 Study Abroad: Applied Hydrodynamics
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Universidad de Cantabria: 3452 Applied Hydrodynamics
View course syllabus here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


CGN-4955 Study Abroad: Oceanographic Engineering
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Universidad de Cantabria: 3361 Oceanographic Engineering
View course syllabus here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


EGN-3343 Thermodynamics
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Universidad de Cantabria: 2249 Thermodynamics
View course syllabus here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


Academic Institution:
Credit Hours:


EML-4955 Study Abroad: Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Cantabria: Modelling and Simulation of Dynamical Systems
Course code at Cantabria: 5653

View course syllabus here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


CES-4100C Structural Analysis I
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Cantabria: Structural Modeling and Behavior
Course code at Cantabria: 5648

View course syllabus here.

Course Prerequisites:

EGN3331 with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

Credit Hours: 4.00


CEG-4012C Geotechnical Engineering II - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Cantabria: Foundation Engineering
Course code at Cantabria: 5647

View course syllabus here.

Course Prerequisites:

CEG4011C with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

Credit Hours: 3.00


EML-3034C Modeling Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Cantabria: Engineering Computation
Course code at Cantabria: 5638

View course syllabus here.

Course Prerequisites:

PR: "C" (2.0) or better in all of the following: MAC2311, MAC2312, MAC2313, MAP2302, and PHY 2048

CR: EGN 3321 and EAS3990 or EML3990

Language: This course is offered in English.

Credit Hours: 3.00


CEG-4011C Geotechnical Engineering - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Cantabria: Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
Course title at Cantabria: 5641

View course syllabus here.

Course Prerequisites:

EGN3331, CWR3201 both with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

Language: This course is offered in English.

Credit Hours: 4.00


EGN-3331 Mechanics of Materials - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Cantabria: Resistance of Materials
Course code at Cantabria: 3358

View course syllabus here.

Course Prerequisites:

PR: EGN3310 with a grade of "C" or better

CR: MAP2302

Credit Hours: 3.00


CEG-4011 Geotechnical Engineering - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Cantabria: Geotechnical
Course code at Cantabria: 1136

View course syllabus here.

Course Prerequisites:

EGN3331, CWR3201 both with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

Credit Hours: 4.00


IDS-3955 Study Abroad: Spanish History and Culture for Engineers - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Cantabria: Spanish History and Culture for Engineers

View course syllabus here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


SPN-3955 Study Abroad: Spanish Language for Engineers - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Cantabria: Spanish Language for Engineers

View course syllabus here.

Course Prerequisites:

SPN 2200 or approved by the instructor

Credit Hours: 3.00


EML-4142 Heat Transfer - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The course title at Cantabria is:  1501 Heat Transfer and Two-Phase Flow

View course syllabus here.

Course Prerequisites:

EML 3701 abd EML 3034C

Credit Hours: 3.00


MAP-4341 Introduction to Partial Differential Equations- Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

 Course title at Cantabria: G85 Introduccion a las Ecuaciones en Deriuadas Parciales

 View course syllabus here.

Course Prerequisites:

MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAP 2302, MAS 3105

Credit Hours: 3.00


MAA-4402 Complex Variables- Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

Course title at Cantabria: G87 Variable Compleja

View course syllabus here.

Course Prerequisites:

MAC 2311, MAC 2312

Credit Hours: 3.00


PHY-2053 College Physics- Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

The course title at University of Cantabria: Physics 1

View course description here.

Credit Hours: 4.00


CES-4955 Study Abroad: Prestressed Concrete- Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

This course title at Universidad de Cantabria: 3425 Prestressed Concrete

View course description here.

Credit Hours: 2.00


CNT-3004 Computer Network Concepts- Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

This course title at the University of Cantabria: G816 Communication Networks

View course description here.

Course Prerequisites:

CR: EEL 3041

Credit Hours: 3.00


CNT-4703C Design and Implementation of Computer Communication Networks- Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

This course title at University of Cantabria: G1285 Management and Network Operation

View course description here.

Course Prerequisites:

CNT 3004, COP 3502C, MAD 2104 or COT 3100C

Credit Hours: 3.00


EML-3701 Fluid Mechanics I - Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

This course title at University of Cantabria: G737 Fluid Mechanics

View course syllabus here.

Course Prerequisites:

EML 3217, EGN 3343 and a "C" (2.0) or better in all of the following: MAC 2311C, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302 and PHY 2048C.

Credit Hours: 3.00


EML-4955 Study Abroad: Dynamics of Machines- Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

This course title at the University of Cantabria: G748 Dynamics of Machines

View course syllabus here.

Credit Hours: 3.00


EML-4955 Study Abroad: Machines and Mechanisms- Cantabria
Academic Institution: University of Cantabria, Spain
Catalog Description:

This course title at the University of Cantabria: G745 Machines and Mechanisms

View course syllabus 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: 2013-02-06
Program Ends: 2013-06-22
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-09-10
Academic Institution:
University of Cantabria, Spain 
Additional information:
Program Map
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: Yes
Visa Application Date: 
Estimated Cost of the Visa: 140.00
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