UC Davis Exchange in Germany - Courses

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Engineering Exchange in Germany

This program carries variable units, depending on which courses students enroll in. All students will be enrolled as full time students at UC Davis for the quarter that they are on exchange. At RWTH Aachen University, Summer Semester takes place during spring quarter and summer. Students will be provided with the CRN numbers to enroll in the Davis courses as well as the course equivalents for synchronous enrollment at RWTH Aachen University.

UC Davis Departmental Exchanges are academic programs and, as a result, participants should expect a substantial amount of course work. Auditing is not an option.

Courses (12-19 units per quarter*)

The course offerings at the RWTH Aachen University vary by semester and specific courses listed below are not guaranteed. 

Track 1 Chemical Engineering

Chemistry (CHE 110A). Physical Chemistry: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (4)

Chemical Engineering (ECH 51). Material Balances (4)

Chemical Engineering (ECH 141). Fluid Mechanics (4)

Chemical Engineering (ECH 152A). Thermodynamics (3)

Chemical Engineering (ECH 152B). Thermodynamics (4)

Chemical Engineering (ECH 192). Internship in Engineering (1-5)

Chemical Engineering (ECH 198). Directed Group Study (1-5)

Chemical Engineering (ECH 199). Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Track 2 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Science and Engineering (EAE 133). Finite Element Methods in Structures (4)

Mechanical Engineering (ENG 103). Fluid Mechanics (4)

Mechanical Engineering (EME 139). Stability of Flexible Dynamic Systems (4)

Mechanical Engineering (EME 163). Internal Combustion Engines and Future Alternatives (4)

Mechanical Engineering (EME 172). Automatic Control of Engineering Systems (4)

Mechanical Engineering (EME 192). Internship in Engineering (1-5)

Mechanical Engineering (EME 198). Directed Group Study (1-5)

Mechanical Engineering (EME 199). Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

* UC Davis students must take at least 12 units per quarter to maintain full-time enrollment.


This program is open to students who meet the eligibility requirements.


  • Students must be a declared major or minor in the engineering track for which they are applying.
  • Students must reach junior standing by the start of the program or receive consent of instructor.