UMD: A Globally Connected University

ENGR Exchange: University of Melbourne (Australia)

Melbourne, Australia
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 

University of Melbourne

Host Institution
The University of Melbourne is a vibrant institution with a reputation for excellence built over 150 years. Our success has been achieved by insisting on international excellence and among our many scholars of international standing are three winners of the Nobel Prize. Our researchers are at the forefront of international scholarship in fields as diverse as human rights, art conservation and nanotechnology.

In a dynamic academic environment students will learn to study effectively in groups and to communicate knowledge in new ways and forms. They also have the flexibility of choosing their subjects from a broad range of disciplines allowing them to diversify and fully explore their interests.

The main Parkville campus is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary culture. It offers students a range of galleries, theatre and entertainment venues, bookshops, retail stores, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance from Melbourne's city centre.

They will find themselves mixing with students from over 100 countries and our student clubs offer something for everyone. There is also an extensive range of sport and recreational activities.

The University has developed an award-winning student support facility encompassing arrival, housing, counseling and learning support and careers and health related services. Exchange and Study Abroad students will also have access to the Melbourne Welcome and orientation programs.

Host City
Melbourne is the second most populated city in Australia.  An international center for performing and visual arts, Melbourne is often referred to as Australia's cultural capital.  It is home to many of Australia's largest and oldest cultural institutions such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Zoo, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building.
In 2010, Melbourne was named by International Business Times as one of the best cities in the world for viewing street art; and in 2008, its street art and lanes were voted by Lonely Planet readers as Australia's most popular cultural attraction.

Universitas 21
The University of Melbourne and the University of Maryland are both members in Universitas 21 (U21). U21 is the leading global network of research-intensive universities; working together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalization. 

Learn more about Universitas 21 and it's programs and mission on the U21 website.


Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be an ENGR major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.


  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  6. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

Students studying at University of Melbourne enroll in engineering courses. Course offerings are available on the university's website.

Disciplines available:
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Computer Science and Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Infrastructural (Civil, Environmental, Geomatic) Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Credit

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree. Most courses at University of Melbourne will be converted as follows:

University of Melbourne Credit UMD Credit
.32 Credit 1 UMD Credit
12.5 Credit 4 UMD Credit

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on February 12, 2015.

You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents on the International Study Course Search hosted by the Clark School of Engineering website and the Transfer Credit Services Equivalency Database (TCEQ). If you are interested in taking a course not listed on TCEQ, you may have it evaluated for acceptability by following the  UMD Registrar’s evaluation request guidelines.

Grading

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit. 
 

University of Melbourne Grade UMD Grade
50/P C -

The University of Melbourne offers study abroad and exchange students a range of accommodation options to suit different personalities, budgets and lifestyles. A variety of options are available including:

Residential colleges - There are 12 colleges for undergraduate and graduate students, located on the Parkville campus or within short walking distance. The colleges provide academic and pastoral support as well as 24-hour access to study-related facilities including libraries, music practice rooms and common areas. College students live in fully furnished single rooms which all have phone and internet connects. All meals are provided.

Student apartments - For students who are looking for a place that will allow more independence but still provide you with a vibrant local and international student community.

Shared housing -  For students who are looking in a shared house with friends or other international students, and would like this arranged on your behalf before you arrive in Melbourne, then Assisted Shared Housing could offer the perfect solution for you.

Visit this website for more information about housing in Melbourne. 


UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the UMD Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:


Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 02/18/2018 06/22/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018
Year (Fall-Spring) 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018