Science and Engineering Summer Experience (SENSE) Program
The seven-week Science and Engineering Summer Experience Program at Technische Universität Braunschweig offers undergraduate students a chance to take courses in the fields of mechanical engineering, electronics and electrical engineering, physics, computer sciences, and biosciences.
Language of Instruction: English
ISEP-Exchange Summer for all US and I-to-I exchange member students
The SENSE program provides three weeks of language and intercultural sensitivity training (6 hours/day) in addition to four weeks of German language courses at all levels (2 hours/day) along with four hours a day of courses in one of the following modules: Simulation of Mechatronics, Sensors and Metrology, Rocket Propulsion and Fluid Machinery, Automotive Engineering, and Corporate Communication and Web Design. Each module awards 9 ECTS credits (about 6 US semester credits, depending on home institution). Grades are given for each module, and students receive a transcript of records that facilitates the credit transfer to the home university.
Day 1: Orientation
Weeks 1, 2, and 3: Language and Culture Training
Weeks 4, 5, 6, and 7: Selected Module Training (Science, Engineering, Communications) + German language courses
Final Day: Classes end; final presentations
SPECIAL ACADEMIC CONDITIONS
Students admitted to this program must be at least in their second year of university or college (sophomores) and be majoring in the fields of mechanical or electrical engineering, computer science, business administration, physics, or biosciences—depending on the course modules applied for on the application.
See the Membership Directory for details.
Mid-June - Early Aug, 2014
Feb 15, 2014
Based on tuition, housing, and meals at home university
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students are housed in single rooms in a university residence hall. Students receive a EUR 200 meal stipend to purchase meals in the university restaurants and cafeterias.
The program provides an orientation and a German student buddy as well as access to all university facilities.
TU Braunschweig is Germany’s oldest institute of technology, with university rankings among the Top 10 in engineering courses in Germany. It boasts over 15,000 students, 1,600 academic staff, and more than 60 degree programs. Providing excellent research facilities, the university is also a member of the TU9-Network, the consortium of Germany’s leading institutes of technology.
Braunschweig is in the heart of Europe’s most active region for research and development and was presented with the German “City of Science” award in 2007. In addition, the city is filled with beautiful and well-preserved churches, castles, public buildings, and theaters, which keep the city's medieval and Renaissance flavor alive. The old city center is on an island surrounded by a canal, and the TU campus, next to the museum of natural history, overlooks this canal. Braunschweig’s public transportation network is free to students and easily navigated. The cities of Berlin, Warsaw, and Leipzig are nearby, and the Harz Mountains offer ideal opportunities for hiking and skiing.