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Australia—Engineering and Computer Science in Sydney

UC Davis Summer Abroad Internships is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating academic coursework with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. This program carries a total of 8.00* quarter units in eight weeks. 

Students on Summer Abroad Internship programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

See Academics to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

Auditing is not an option. 

*Note: Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to enquire about enrolling in additional unit(s).

Syllabus

Engineering (ENG) 198 - Draft Syllabus (PDF)

Courses

Education Abroad (EAP) 192. Internship (6 units)

Students will intern 35-40 hours per week at their program site and will be able to apply for transcript notation through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center.

Engineering (ENG) 198. Engineering Internship Reflection (2 units)

Engineering Internship Reflection is intended as a forum to connect the work students do at their internship to its broader social and cultural context. Through online discussions and assignments, students will have a community with whom to share their reflections and connect with the UC Davis engineering faculty leader.  

Internship Placement Process

Students will participate in a professional Engineering-related internship for 35-40 hours per week and have the opportunity to receive transcript notation. Immediately after students enroll in the program there will be a separate internship application  that is required in order to participate in the program. Students will receive information about deadlines for the supplementary application which will require a resume, cover letter, short video and an online application to the program provider, CIS Abroad. Internship placement will be based on two interviews (including a Skype interview), student interest, and experience as highlighted in the supplementary application. During a student’s interview for an internship, the student will get an idea of the types of placements that will be possible for them, including examples of past placements without guaranteeing anything specific. Final internship placement will be determined just prior to departure.

Eligibility

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

Prerequisites

Study Abroad will be enforcing the completion of 8 units or more of engineering classes before departure. Students may not have any failed engineering courses. Prerequisites can only be waived by individualized consent from the instructor—please contact the instructor if you wish to discuss. Failure to complete unwaived prerequisites can result in administrative withdrawal and fees owed accordingly.