UK Energy: Resources, Utilization, and Importance to Society

Energy. There is hardly any topic that is more important. Without energy, there is no life. Without energy, there is no economy. People with access to abundant energy are wealthy, and those without access are poor. Nations go to war to gain access to energy, or to deny access to others.

Because of its critical importance, everyone should understand energy; therefore, this course is open to every major and every academic rank, from freshmen to seniors. This class is very broad and includes the following topics:

  • Energy resources
  • Energy conversion technologies
  • Energy impact on the environment
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy policy
  • Energy economics
  • Energy sustainability

Scotland is a particularly appropriate place to study energy; many of the great scientists and engineers who founded this technical field were Scottish. In this study abroad experience, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Scottish culture while learning about this critical topic.

Locations and Dates

        • Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
        • Dates: May 12 – June 3, 2018
        • Semester: Maymester

Location Information

Aberdeen, Scotland

Participants will spend three weeks at the University of Aberdeen, one of the two prestigious universities in Aberdeen, making it the educational center for northeast Scotland. Aberdeen is a coastal city just three hours by train from Edinburgh. Students will take formal field trips to technical, historic, and cultural sites around Aberdeen and Scotland. In addition, on their own time, students can explore Aberdeen and its historical buildings, festivals, and museums.

For more information contact

Faculty Leader

Dr. Mark Holtzapple
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 231 Brown Building | (979) 219-2599

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Ms. Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz 
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0544

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Courses Offered

ENGR 101 (3 CR) UK Energy: Resources, Utilization, and Importance to Society

Eligibility Requirements

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

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 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

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 $3,750
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit hours)* $1,500
International Airfare $1,800
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Personal Spending $Varies
Meals (not included in Program Fee) $600
Textbooks & Supplies $100
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $500
Total Estimated Cost$7,395+

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