UC-Dublin Study Abroad

The following courses are offered at UC-D in their spring semester (optimal semester):

UC-Dublin Course Hours* UA Course Hours
CHEN30140 – Process Instrumentation and Control 5 CHE 493 – Process Dynamics and Control 3
CHEN20060 – Transport Phenomena 5 CHE 324 – Transport Phenomena 3
CHEN40190 – Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering Design Project 15 CHE 482 – Chemical Process Design II
PLUS
CHE Elective AND a Career Elective
OR
Two Career Electives
3

(3+3)

(3+3)

CHEN30150 – Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering 5 CHE 481 – Chemical Process Design I 3
CHEN30130 – Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics 5 CHE 306 – Heat Transfer
OR
CHE 304 – Fluid Flow Operations
3

*A 5-hour UC-Dublin course is equivalent to a 3-hour UA course. Thus, CHEN40190 would provide a total of 9-hours of course credit.

Additional Information

The classes are transferred-in to UA as pass/fail.

The cost is very similar to UA out-of-state tuition. Scholarships and other financial assistance can often be directly applied (must verify with the financial aid office). For current tuition info for UC-D, see: http://www.ucd.ie/students/fees/index.html.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who teaches the courses?
  2. Can the classes listed above be taken in a single semester?
  3. What is the application deadline?
  4. What about pre-requisites?
  5. What if a student wants to take other courses at UC-Dublin, too?
  6. What are the dates of the UC-Dublin spring semester?
  7. What is the minimum GPA to participate?
  8. Can a senior student study at UC-D in “Semester 2” and graduate in May (if all other graduation requirements are met)?
  9. I know that I want to participate, so how should I proceed?

 

Who teaches the courses

The teaching, grading, etc. is all handled by UC-Dublin. UA professors are not involved in the teaching or grading.

Can the classes listed above be taking in a single semester

Yes. The courses listed above are available in the spring semester (only) at UC-D. Be sure to check the UC-D website for any updates.

What is the application deadline

October 15th (late applications are usually okay)

What about pre-requisites

We apply the same pre-requisites that we use at UA. At UC-Dublin, they defer to our judgment (i.e., they do not impose any additional pre-requisites for our students).

What if a student wants to take other courses at UC-Dublin, too

This is definitely possible. However, students must identify “course equivalency” before they enroll at UC-Dublin, so that courses transfer as expected. This can be done via the “home department”. For instance, the UA Math Department can officially match a UC-D math course with the equivalent UA math course. Just because the course names match, do not assume that the course will automatically transfer to UA. While studying at UC-D, at least 50% of the hours must be engineering courses.

What are the dates of the UC-Dublin spring semester

UC-Dublin “Semester 2” = (January 25, 2016 – May 21, 2016)

What is the minimum GPA to participate

The minimum GPA is 3.0.

Can a senior student study at UC-D in “Semester 2” and graduate in May (if all other graduation requirements are met)

Probably not. August is most likely. However, students can participate in the graduation ceremonies in May (must coordinate this with Registrar’s Office). If a student needs a “degree completion” verification for a job (prior to August graduation), this can be obtained from the College of Engineering.

I know that I want to participate, so how should I proceed

First, plan out your course schedule from now until graduation, including the courses that you intend to take at UC-D. Meet with an Engineering Academic Advisor to confirm your schedule, and send a copy to Prof. Turner for review (hturner@eng.ua.edu). Confirm course equivalencies for any elective courses that you intend to take at UC-D. Then, contact Capstone International for further details.

For more information about the Chemical and Biological Engineering Study Aboard Program in Dublin contact Prof. C. Heath Turner.