Engineers Have an Edge in Global Marketplace


This recent post to University World News caught my attention:  At the University of Rhode Island, their International Engineering Program [IEP] is  designed to fully integrate  international experience with their course of study.  “The IEP’s model, unchanged since its inception 25 years ago, is that of a five-year dual bachelor programme in which students complete a language major alongside the usual engineering curriculum requirements. In order to reinforce nascent language skills, students embark on synchronous study of and work in both disciplines in a country of their choice during the fourth year. The first six months of study at the partner university are followed by a paid internship at an affiliated company for the remainder of the year.”

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