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France Mechanics of Material

Course Objectives -- To introduce students to applications of stress and deformation relationships for structural members subjected to axial, torsional, and bending loads, and thin-walled pressure vessels. Students will study stress and deformation of structural members under combined loadings, stability of columns, including indeterminate members.
International Enhancement -- Students will compare and contrast how these kinds of courses are taught in European (French) universities compared to Texas A&M University. Example problems and applications will be included that provide tangible ways to realize the similarities and differences between European approaches and those in the United States. Differences in resources, material availability and costs, and manufacturing methods will be included. Aggie students will interact directly with students at the host university (ENSAM -- Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers) and learn more about similarities and differences in educational approaches as well. The course will include field trips (at least one) to local French industries (such as Airbus or ST Microelectronics). Professors at the host university (ENSAM) will give guest lectures and participate in discussion sessions for to help and direct the students in these activities and efforts.
Academic and Career Benefits -- Students will appreciate global considerations and how these affect engineering education as well as engineering practice. Students will understand how cultural and contextual characteristics may, or may not, affect educational and technical approaches. Students will gain first-hand, in-country, immersive experiences that better prepare them to function effectively in international settings.


    • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France; ENSAM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers)
    • Dates: June 15- July 24, 2018
    • Application Deadline: February 1, 2018 (Midnight)

Location Information


Southern France is the area that makes up what the French refer to as "le Midi", it is generally speaking one of the most popular tourist regions. It consists of the regions of France that border the Atlantic Ocean south of the Marais Poitevin, Spain, the Mediterranean, and Italy. Mild winters and hot summers are usual along the south of France.

For more information contact

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Harry A. Hogan
MEOB 218

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Ms. Orié Varner
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0544

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Courses Offered

CVEN 305 : Mechanics of Materials (3 CR)

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CVEN 221, MEEN 221 or MEEN 225

Eligibility Requirements

Students who desire to study abroad must have:

  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Approval of the professor
  • Attendance at ALL program specific orientations

Scholarship & Financial Aid


The Study Abroad Programs Office offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through Scholarships & Financial Aid and deadlines are listed on the website below. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, please visit:


The Texas A&M University College of Engineering is offering scholarship for selected student who has a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application. There is no need to apply for the engineering scholarship, it is automatic if students meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application
  • Satisfy the course requirements for admission
  • Be admitted and confirmed by Feb. 1, 2018
  • Required to attend all Study Abroad Programs Office (SAPO) and College of Engineering pre-trip orientations
  • Submit requested documents by deadlines

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M University study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236.

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:


The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.
Cost subject to change.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Housing, Tours, Excursions, Group Meals, Coordination and Administration, Faculty Expenses, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), SAPO Administrative Fee, Miscellaneous $3,600
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit hours)* $1,200
International Airfare $1,500
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Personal Spending $Varies
Meals (not included in Program Fee) $Varies
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $500
Total Estimated Cost$5,945+

*Check the Student Business Services website ( for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.