Electrical & Computer Engineering

The students will visit various sites in Scotland and England throughout the time abroad.  The two courses, ECEN 350 and ECEN 469, are highly synergistic and together they form a very solid basis and background for computer engineering and the semiconductor industry. The international location will enable students to visit industrial sites that apply the methods taught in this class, thus broadening the students know how.  Scotland is home to the "Silicon Glen" a major hub of research and development for the semiconductor industry.  The planned schedule will include trips to visit Freescale, IBMand ARM, a fab in Glenrothes, Scotland, as well as visits to the esteemed universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge.  There will be different tours, activities, and free time for students to experience the culture of these cities as well as the capital of the UK (London) where multiple famous museums (Natural history, Tate etc) and landmarks (Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge etc) are located.

Faculty-led Program

    • Semester: Summer II
    • Dates: July 7 - Aug. 12, 2017
    • Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Location Information

Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen is a port city in northeast Scotland. There are rolling hills and mountains in the west and cliffs and shores in the east. There is plenty of wildlife, and a Maritime Museum, with interactive exhibits on the historic local shipping, fishing and oil industries. London is the UK’s capital and most cultural center. It is known for its numerous cultural institutions, many of which enjoy international reputation.

For more information contact

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Stravos Kalafatis
205E WEB
(979) 458-8429
Dr. Paul Gratz
333M WEB
(979) 488-4551

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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

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Courses Offered

ECEN 350: Computer Architecture & Design

Prerequisites: ECEN 248. Cross-listed with CSCE 350.

ECEN 469: Advanced Computer Architecture (3-0). Credits 3

Prerequisites: ECEN 350 or CSCE 321. Cross-listed with CSCE 469.

Eligibility & Requirements

Admission to this program is competitive and availability is limited. Applications will be evaluated on February 1, 2017. Evaluation will be based on academic performance, application package materials, and program goals. Only complete applications that meet all minimum admissions criteria will be accepted for evaluation.

Students who desire to study abroad must have:

  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA,
  • Good academic standing with university,
  • Approval of advisor, and
  • Attendance at ALL program specific orientations.

Scholarship & Financial Aid

There are two types of scholarships available to students:


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, 2016 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2017. To apply, please visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp


The Dwight Look 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, 2017
  • 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. https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp

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


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 $4,900
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 7 credit hours)* $2,900
International Airfare $1,900
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Personal Spending $ Varies
Meals (not included in Program Fee) $400
Textbooks & Supplies $50
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $1,000
Total Estimated Cost$9,295+

*Check the Student Business Services website (http://sbs.tamu.edu) for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.