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Clark-in-Madrid (Spain)

Madrid, Spain
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English

To apply to this program, click "Apply Now" at the top of this page.

Clark School in Madrid

Host City

Studying in Madrid offers you a wide range of cultural, athletic and leisure activities. In addition to getting a quality education at a prestigious university, Madrid is a welcoming city that very easily allows you to turn your university stay into an unforgettable experience. It is one of the most dynamic cities in Europe, which helps attract students from all over the world. The capital has a rich historic, artistic and cultural heritage; it is home to some of the best art museums in the world. Additionally, the Madrid Community region includes historic municipalities such as Alcala de Henares, Aranjuez, and El Escorial, and it is in close proximity to the monumental cities of Segovia and Toledo.

The Clark in Madrid program affords you the opportunity to take courses at two leading engineering schools in Madrid-- Universidad Carlos III and Universidad Pontifica Comillas.

UC3M
The UC3M campuses, located in Getafe, Leganes and Colmenarejo, are very well connected to the city centre by public transport. The Engineering campus is located in Leganes. Carlos III is ranked in the Top 50 under 50 years old by QS World University Rankings and is #1 in Spain for the number of students exchanged within Europe. With a particularly focus on internationalizing the campus experience, Carlos III offers more technical courses in English than any other engineering program in Spain.

UC3M offers many engineering courses in English including fully taught program in English in Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering. This program has already approved coursework in Aerospace Engineering, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Even sophomore Material Sciences coursework is approved at UC3M.

Universidad Pontifica Comillas
Universidad Pontifica Comillas is the leading private engineering school centrally located in Madrid offering coursework perfectly suited for spring semester sophomore students looking to study abroad.  Universidad Pontifica Comillas also offers upper level approved engineering course in several Clark School disciplines. If attending in the Spring, this program allows students to extend their stay in Madrid during the summer months by engaging in research for credit, Spanish language courses, or additional engineering coursework.

A key feature of Universidad Pontifica Comillas is their SAPIENS program-- offering foundational math, physics, and engineering courses such as PHYS270/271, MATH246, MATH461, ENES232, and ENMA300.

Visa info

You are required to obtain a student visa for Spain before you leave the US: Click here.

UMD Statement on Programming in Barcelona and other areas in Spain

You must be an engineering or computer science student with at least a 3.0 GPA. Students with lower than a 3.0 GPA should speak with their departmental academic advisor as well as an advisor in the Office of International & Leadership Programs.

Course offerings are available on the university's website. Courses are taught in both English and Spanish with nearly 50% of upper-level courses taught in English.

Disciplines available:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Example Spring Coursework at Clark in Madrid Program

Aerospace Engineering

  1. ENES232
  2. MATH246
  3. MATH461
  4. PHYS270/271
  5. In-Major Technical Elective
  6. Out-of Major Technical Elective

Bioengineering

  1. Core BIOE Studies: BIOE 331: Biofluids, BIOE 457: Biomedical Elect. & Instrumentation
  2. BIOE Selectives: BIOE 332: Transport Process Design, BIOE 420: Bioimaging, BIOE 453: Biomaterials
  3. BIOE Electives: BIOE 411: Tissue Engineering, BIOE 489B: Special Topics in Bioengineering –Numerical Methods in Bioengineering, BIOE 489X: Special Topics in Bioengineering – Biological Systems and others
  4. 3-credit Breadth Elective
  5. MATH246

Chemical Engineering

  1. PHYS270/271
  2. MATH246
  3. ENMA300
  4. Out-of-major technical elective: MATH461
  5. ENGL393

Civil Engineering

  1. ENCE302
  2. ENCE310
  3. ENCE353
  4. ENCE422
  5. ENCE Technical Elective
  6. ENCE Breadth Elective
  7. MATH246

Electrical & Computer Engineering

  1. ENEE 303: Analog & Digital Electronics
  2. ENEE 381: Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
  3. Category A Elective: ENEE 460: Control Systems and others
  4. Category B Elective: Multiple options
  5. General Technical Electives/Category F Elective
  6. MATH246

Materials Science & Engineering

  1. MATH246
  2. MATH461
  3. PHYS270/271
  4. ENMA300
  5. Technical Electives

Mechanical Engineering

  1. ENES232
  2. ENME331
  3. ENME382
  4. ENME392
  5. ENME436
  6. ENME462
  7. ENME4XX In Major Technical Electives
  8. TECH 4XX Out of Major Technical Electives
  9. MATH246

Example Fall Coursework at Clark in Madrid Program

Bioengineering

  1. Core BIOE Studies
  2. BIOE Selectives
  3. BIOE Electives
  4. 3-credit Breadth Elective

Civil Engineering

  1. ENCE302
  2. ENCE Technical Elective
  3. ENCE Breadth Elective

Electrical & Computer Engineering

  1. Category A Elective
  2. Category B Elective
  3. General Technical Electives/Category F Elective

Mechanical Engineering

  1. ENES232
  2. ENME331
  3. ENME382
  4. ENME392
  5. ENME462
  6. ENME4XX In Major Technical Electives
  7. TECH 4XX Out of Major Technical Electives

All credit you earn on this program will count at transfer credit on your UMD transcript.

Host institutions

The Clark in Madrid program is housed at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universidad Pontifica Comillas-- two leading engineering programs in one of Europe's most dynamic and vibrant cities.
 

Clark in Madrid students utilize a housing agency with expertise in student accommodations in Madrid. Students will be requested to provide key details about preferences regarding cost and location.  The Office of International & Leadership Programs will cover this in the pre-departure orientation and will assist you with securing your housing in Madrid.  Students have the option of staying with a host family, a shared flat with other students, or an individual flat.

Fall Budget

Costs listed are for fall 2017.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $1,200
This fee is charged to your account when the application status is changed from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $186
Tuition $6,979
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, academic and advising support, course related activities, on-campus and in-country orientations, and teaching services.
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $8,365
Out-of-pocket Costs
Housing Fee $2,500-3,500
This housing cost is an average estimate in USD and will depend on which housing you select and may be lower or higher depending on your choice
Meals (estimate) $2,500
Passport $140
Visa $160
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,000
Course materials $250
Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance $180
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $1,500
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $17,145

Spring Budget

These costs are for spring 2018.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $1,200
This fee is charged to your account when the application status is changed from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $186
Tuition $6,979
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, academic and advising support, course related activities, on-campus and in-country orientations, and teaching services.
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $8,365
Out-of-pocket Costs
Housing Fee $2,800
This housing cost is an average estimate in USD and will depend on which housing you select and may be lower or higher depending on your choice
Meals (estimate) $2,500
Passport $140
Visa $160
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,200
Course materials $250
Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance $180
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $1,500
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $17,145

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

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Program Coordinator, Brian Dillehay.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 01/07/2018 06/01/2018
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018
Year (Fall-Spring) 2018 03/01/2018 03/11/2018