B1G STEM and Irish Studies at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland
University College Dublin (UCD), the largest university in Ireland, is ranked as the #2 university in Ireland according to U.S. News and World Report, founded in 1854. The university focuses on research and innovation, including large-scale collaborations with industry, and multidisciplinary research.
This unique summer program is designed in partnership with UCD, and serves students from Big10 institutions. Students take courses taught by UCD faculty, including second year physics and a Modern Ireland course that seeks to recreate the excitement, turmoil, and difficulties faced by the country from the Irish Revolution through Brexit.
Students will enjoy cultural programming in the local community, as well as two day-trips to places of cultural significance in and around Dublin. The program also includes a 5 day 4 night excursion to Belgium to visit such places as the European Parliament and the Ypres Battlefields.
Professional Applications: international experiences offer students the opportunity to observe and engage in engineering as a global profession. Participants on this program in particular will benefit from the following professional development opportunities:
Networking | participants will network with Irish faculty as well as students from other Big 10 schools
Professional Practice | develop intercultural competence through working with students from different backgrounds, developing language skills, and thriving independently in foreign environment.
Minimum 3.0 GPA*
Current U-M Ann Arbor CoE students in good academic standing
Undergraduate students only
Freshman or above**
There is no foreign language proficiency for the program
*Students with less than the required 3.0 GPA are allowed to petition for an exception to GPA rules (please note that even if the petition is granted, students with a lower GPA than the requirement still have a lower chance of being admitted than students with the required GPA); please contact the Lead Advisor for this program. Petition requests must be received by the Lead Advisor no later than 2 weeks before the application deadline.
**Class standing for IPE programs is determined by year of study, regardless of credit hours earned. Applicants must have completed the required year(s) of college study by the program start date.
All participants must enroll in the Physics course + Irish History (8 credits total)
PHYSICS 240/241: General Physics II with Lab (5 credits)
Pre-Requisites: PHYSICS 140 or 160; and MATH 116, 121, 156, 186, or 296
Big 10 students
HISTORY 300-level: Modern Irish History (3 credits)
Students should consult with their CoE Program Advisor regarding what program degree requirements may be met with these courses.
TRANSFER CREDIT: In order to earn transfer credit for IPE semester study abroad programs, the College of Engineering requires students to earn the equivalent of a “C” grade or better in the course. Students from other schools and colleges should check with their home school advisor to determine how the credit earned on this program will be posted to your U-M transcript, and whether you are required to achieve a minimum grade in a course in order to earn U-M credit.
Students going on an IPE Program are required to have a passport which is valid for six months beyond the end date of their program. For this program, your passport must be valid through January 2020.
Due to the duration of this program (less than 90 days), students with U.S. citizenship studying on the Dublin summer program are not required to obtain an Irish visa. U.S. citizens will receive the appropriate passport stamp at the airport when they arrive in Ireland, which limits their stay to 90 days. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check the Irish Consulate's websiteto determine if you need a visa to enter Ireland+. The Consular page also includes the application form and the list of required documents needed to obtain a visa. Please be sure to have these documents and the payment prepared before going to the consulate or before leaving the country.
IPE offers a free passport photo service by appointment every Friday that classes are in session in the IPE office (245 Chrysler). Undergraduate CoE students needing passport photo(s) for a passport or visa application may drop in to have these photos taken and printed for free.
MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS POLICY: Please note that the M-Compass application system allows students to open multiple applications for the same term, but IPE has specific rules regarding the number of applications per student we will review. Please refer to our Multiple Applications Policy for details, and contact your IPE advisor if you have any questions.
While this program is marked as having "Rolling Admission", complete applications will not be reviewed until the priority deadline. Once the priority deadline passes, students will be notified as decisions are reached. Accepted students will have 7 days to submit their confirmation decision.
Dates & Deadlines
Key Program Dates:May 22 - July 7, 2019
Arrival Date and On-Site Orientation: May 22, 2019
First Day of Classes: May 23, 2019
Departure Date: July 7, 2019*
*Please note that the earliest possible departure date is July 6, 2019, and students must vacate housing on July 7, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE:Due to a large volume of applicants for the 2019 program cycle this program is now closed.
ORIENTATION: All participants who confirm participation in the program must complete two mandatory components to the Pre-departure Orientation:
The Online Supplement to Pre-Departure Orientation is a self-paced online course that must be completed any time before 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2019. Additional information will be provided to students once confirmed in the program.
In-person Pre-departure Orientation on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 p.m. on North Campus.
Students will be housed in UCD campus housing in single rooms. Each room shares a common kitchen and bathroom in pods of 3-4 rooms per pod.
All students will be given a UCD meal plan consisting of lunch and dinner during the work week (Monday - Friday). On the weekends, excursions and holidays, students will be responsible for their own meals. Main dining hall is closed on the weekends and holidays, but there are cafes and diners close to campus.