Electrical & Computer Engineering - Mexico

The objective of the course is to give students a broad knowledge base to become more valuable and versatile engineers in an environment of modern technologies. Participants will be able to understand the basics of electrical and electronic devices, formulate requirements, operate simple electrical devices and communicate with electrical engineering consultants as well as with team members by the end of this program. Students will make practical use of passive elements (resistors, capacitors and inductors) as well as active devices such as operational amplifiers, bipolar and CMOS transistors, and Micro-controllers.

Locations and Dates

    • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
    • Dates: May 16 – June 6, 2018 (Summer I)

For more information contact

Faculty Leader

Dr. Sebastian Hoyos
Department of Electrical Engineering
Room 315D WEB | (979) 862-4253

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Mr. Jordan Threadgill
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0544

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Courses Offered

ECEN 215: Principles of Electrical Engineering (3 CR) for ALL engineering majors

Prerequisites: PHY208 and MATH 251 or concurrent enrollment and admission to upper level in an engineering major.

Please check with your academic advisor to see how this course will apply to your degree plan.

Major: Open to all majors/departments

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Approval of the professor
  • Required to attend all program specific orientations

Location Information

Guadalajara, Mexico

ITESO will be the host for this program in Guadalajara. ITESO is one of the finest private universities in Guadalajara, Mexico. Guadalajara is located in one of the most beautiful and traditional areas of Mexico. Guadalajara is the 10th largest city in Latin America in terms of population, urban area and gross domestic product. The city's economy is based on industry, especially information technology, with a large number of international firms having manufacturing facilities in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area.

Excursions/Field Trips

In addition to taking a course, the purpose of this program is for the student to have an intense exposure to the rich and diverse culture and history of Mexico. Students will take the course and labs on campus, sharing meals, facilities and class time with Mexican students. Under the guidance of Dr. Hoyos in collaboration with ITESO officials will plan a number of cultural and technical field trips.

The program will include weekend field trips such as Guadalajara downtown historical monuments, Plaza de Armas, which is a rectangular plaza with gardens, ironwork benches and an ironwork kiosk which was made in Paris in the 19th century, public parks.

One of the technical visits being planned, is to the Intel Guadalajara Design Center (GDC). The GDC is the largest engineering center in the Latin America Region for Intel, focused on delivering Intel’s next generation client, devices, and server hardware, software, and system products. GDC was started in October 2000 and has grown to date to more than 1,000 people.


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:


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. 15, 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 $1,800
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit hours)* $1,500
International Airfare $600
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$3,545+

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