International year abroad

student on their study abroad year

Studying abroad is a great way to boost your confidence, broaden your outlook and stand out with future employers. One of the most rewarding aspects of your civil engineering programme you’ll study with us is that you’ll have the option of taking an integrated study abroad year enabling you to experience another culture, while making friends and having fun. This will involve you spending the third year of your MEng at one of our specially selected partner universities overseas. You’ll study modules similar to those taught at Leeds. This means your year abroad will be incorporated within your degree and you won’t have to extend the length of your degree.

When you return to the University after your overseas experience, you’ll have a new perspective on life for your final year and you’ll also be awarded the ‘international’ variant in your degree title.

Eligibility

The year abroad is only available if you’re studying on the MEng course of the courses below. To be eligible for the international year abroad you’ll need to have achieved a minimum of 60% at the end of both years one and two.

Architectural Engineering

You can choose to spend the third year of your MEng in the USA at one of the following universities:

  • Drexel University in Philadelphia
  • University of Kansas in Lawrence
  • University of Nebraska in Omaha.

Civil and Structural Engineering 
Civil Engineering with Project Management
Civil and Environmental Engineering

The table below shows the universities where you can study in your third year. This is subject to the number of available places and the course you choose to study.

University

Civil and Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering with Project Management

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Australia

University of Adelaide

Yes

Yes

Yes

University of New South Wales

Yes

Yes

Yes

University of Western Australia, Perth

Yes

No

No

Canada

McGill University

Yes

Yes

Yes

University of Calgary

Yes

Yes

Yes

McMaster University

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Yes

Yes

Yes

Singapore

National University of Singapore

Yes

No

No

USA

Arizona State University

No

Yes

No

Georgia Institute of Technology

Yes

Yes

Yes

University of California, Berkeley

Yes

No

Yes

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Yes

Yes

Yes

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Yes

Yes

Yes

Purdue University, West Lafayette

Yes

Yes

Yes


European year

Our Civil and Structural Engineering programme also allows you to spend the third year of your MEng at one of the following universities:

  • INSA Lyon in France
  • the University of Cantabria in Spain
  • the Hochschule fur Technik in Stuttgart in Germany.

Special arrangements can also be made for other European languages. You will be taught in the local language, which adds international language skills to your portfolio. Our Language Centre runs a series of modules in the first and second year especially for engineers, to raise your linguistic level to an adequate standard for these exchanges.

Visit the Study Abroad website to find out more.

Please note that this list of institutions is subject to change at any time.

Matthew Cokeham - MEng Civil Engineering with Construction Management (International)

The highlight of my degree was most definitely spending my third year studying abroad at the University of Alberta, Canada. This was an incredibly rewarding experience and I would certainly recommend studying abroad to any student.
Matthew Cokeham