Switzerland 2024 Global Seminar

Mechatronics in Switzerland (ME 4585)

Seminar description

The Department of Mechanical Engineering will lead this seminar for CSE juniors and seniors interested in product design, robotics, programming, and development. Based at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences in Winterthur, the program is a specialized, concise course in mechatronics—complex systems, composed of mechanical components, computers, and sensors.

The seminar also includes a cultural and geographical survey of Switzerland, its land, and people. Past excursions have included the Swiss Alps, Zürich, and Geneva.

Admission is granted on a rolling basis and applications are reviewed in the order they are completed. Some programs may fill to capacity prior to the application deadline, therefore applying early is recommended. Additionally, applying early will allow for more time to plan ahead and prepare for the program.

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Seminar details

Term: May Session 2024

Dates: Friday, May 10-Friday, May 31, 2024

Eligible students: U of M students and non-U of M students. Admission is by application.

Application deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024

Credit: Students will receive three mechanical engineering credits coded ME 4585. The class must be taken A-F.

Faculty leaders: Julianna Abel, associate professor in mechanical engineering

Language prerequisite: No language prerequisite is required.

Estimated program fee: The final program fee for this seminar will include three credits, round-trip airfare, housing, excursions, international health insurance, and group meals. Past seminars have been approximately $5,800–$6,500. Final costs for this program have not yet been finalized. Contact CSE International Programs for more information.

Questions? For more information, contact the CSE International Programs team at cseabroad@umn.edu or 612-624-5091.

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