Note: Global E3 Exchange Consortium only considers applicants who are in Engineering or Computer Science fields of study
What Is Global E3?
Global E3 is a consortium of over 70 schools of engineering in the U.S. and internationally, providing a vehicle for undergraduate (and some graduate) engineering students to study abroad outside their own country in any of over 20 other countries.
Global E3 program: University of New South Wales, Australia
UNSW is renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Its motto – Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") – encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly.
UNSW is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight research intensive universities in Australia and a member of the Universitas 21 international consortium.
Established in 1949, UNSW has expanded rapidly and now has over 50,000 students, including more than 14,000 international students from over 130 different countries. The University offers more than 300 undergraduate and 600 graduate programs, and has developed an extensive network of alumni chapters throughout Asia.
The main UNSW campus is located on a 38-hectare site at Kensington, 4 miles from the center of Sydney. Academics The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW is the largest Engineering School in Australia and is consistently ranked the nation's best. The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW consists of ten Schools, namely:
• School of Biomedical Engineering
• School of Chemical Engineering
• School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
• School of Computer Science & Engineering
• School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications
• School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
• School of Mining Engineering
• School of Petroleum Engineering
• School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering
Prerequisites: 3.00 GPA and meeting course requirement prerequisite(s), if any, needed for a specific course.
Language of instruction at UNSW is English.
UNSW Residential Communities UNSW Residential Communities Office assists students to find on-accommodation while they are at UNSW. Housing option include fully- cratered or self-cratered colleges.
There are allocated rooms for Study Abroad and Exchange students at the self-catered University Terraces (limited places) and fully-catered Kensington Colleges, Colombo House, Fig Tree Hall and UNSW Hall. Further details, including the fees, application form and deadline will be sent to students after they have been accepted into the exchange program. Students can also apply for other on-campus apartments and colleges independently.
Off Campus Accommodation
Many exchange students prefer to find shared housing close to campus in the beachside suburbs of Coogee, Randwick, Kensington, and Bondi. Housing close to UNSW can take a few days to arrange, particularly in January and February. It is best to arrive at least 2 weeks before classes start to allow time to look for suitable accommodation.
Accommodation is a matter of personal choice and depends on individual preferences and circumstances. It is recommended that students view all lodgings in person before signing any documents and not arrange permanent off-campus accommodation in advance.
International Student Housing Assistance
International Student Housing Assistance (ISHA) offers assistance to find suitable off-accommodation to new international students at the start of each semester. ISHA lists a variety of properties varying in price, security, quality and proximity to campus and these can be accessed at the SDI office. During this period there is also a service available to drive new students around to inspect properties.
For each semester of academic work completed abroad, you may earn up to 12 credit hours. Course credit transfers to S&T, but your grades will not appear on your S&T transcript and are not calculated into your grade point average. Courses abroad are recorded as a Pass or Fail and will shows an “ex” on your S&T transcript. Courses you pass will earn your credit hours toward your degree, but will not affect your GPA.
Although you will receive credits for successfully completed courses, you must work with your academic advisers to get approval for how the courses you take might fulfill specific degree requirements at S&T.
Sydney is a dynamic, energetic and multicultural city with plenty of activities on offer to suit almost everyone. It boasts fabulous harbor views and spectacular landmarks including the Harbor Bridge and Opera House, Circular Quay, Botanic Gardens, Darling Harbor, the Rocks, not to mention some of the best beaches in the world.
Sydney has a vibrant arts, cultural and restaurant scene where you can indulge in the many different flavors of Australia and the world. The popular café scene allows for outdoor eating where you can make the most of Sydney’s beautiful weather.
UNSW’s prime location means it is close to the CBD, Bondi and Coogee beaches and other major attractions and shopping areas in the Sydney city area.
There is always plenty to do in Sydney, lots of friendly people and the great weather makes it the perfect destination to spend 6 -12 months on exchange.
To see estimated cost for a semester long study abroad program at UM, see the Budget Sheet. Your study abroad cost comparison worksheet form (part of your study abroad application) will help you better estimate your study abroad expenditures.
S&T Application Deadline
Applying to a study abroad program is the first step to a life-changing experience. Once you start your application to a study abroad program, you will have an electronic checklist to help you through the process. While there are several things to be done before you depart to study abroad, remember that we at the S&T study abroad office are here to guide you along the way!
1. If you don’t know which program you are interested in, please request an advising meeting with an S&T study abroad advisor to discuss the study abroad opportunities. The study abroad advisor would be able to make recommendations based on your academic and personal goals. After you know at least one program you would like to apply to, please start your application by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the program brochure.
2. If you have already spoken to a study abroad advisor and/or you know at least one program you would like to apply to, please start your application by clicking on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the program brochure.
3. Complete your S&T study abroad application as well as your Global E3 online application. There will be several documents that need to be completed for the application. While specific requirements vary by program, a typical application consists of the following:
o Material submissions - Printable forms which require signature form campus officials. Most material submissions could be uploaded to the online application, but some may require physical submission of materials. Such material submissions include: a copy of your unofficial transcript, financial planning worksheet, application for credit, etc.
o Signature Documents - Items that may be digitally sign (if you are over 18 years of age) to indicate your agreement and understanding. Such a signature document is the assumption of risk and release.
o Recommendation Forms - You will have the option to request a recommendation letter from an S&T faculty or staff by entering their e-mail address. Recommendations may be submitted electronically by S&T faculty and staff.
o Application Questionnaires - Items that you complete and submit electronically. Such questionnaires include: emergency contact info, insurance information, application for the S&T Study Abroad scholarship, etc.