Exchange Program RWTH Aachen - CMU
RWTH Aachen University of Technology - Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon started an exchange program with Aachen University of Technology (AUT) in Germany in September 1995. This program is for Chemical Engineering students and involves an exchange with the Lehrstuhl für Prozesstechnik at Aachen. Every year about three students can participate in this program.
The AUT exchange program offers very exciting opportunities to those students who are interested in spending their junior year abroad. Aachen (known as RWTH in Germany) is one of the leading schools in Europe in engineering and manufacturing. Students applying to this program can apply for a summer internship at Bayer Corporation prior to going to Aachen as Bayer is interested in U.S. students that get some training in Germany. Also, there is the possibility of either doing research at Aachen, or working with a company in Germany in the summer before you join. Aachen is a nice historic and pleasant city that is located on the border in the western part of Germany, right next to the Netherlands and to Belgium.
The AUT exchange program has similar arrangements as the ones with Imperial College. Students pay regular fees to Carnegie Mellon, and a $40 fee per semester at Aachen. Housing costs are of the order of 300-350 Euros per month, and food about 400-450 Euros per month. In addition, a 6-week German course will be available before the semester starts in early October.
The courses that Chemical Engineering students will take at Aachen and that are nearly equivalent to the junior year courses here at Carnegie Mellon are the following:
06-321 Chemical Eng. Thermodynamics
Thermodynamik der Gemische (German)
06-323 Heat and Mass Transfer
Wärme- und Stoffübertragung (English)
06-361 Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering
Einführung in die Verfahrenstechnik II/ Grundoperationen der Verfahrenstechnik (German)
06-363 Transport Processes Laboratory
Branntwein AG (German) or TBD
06-364 Chemical Reaction Engineering
Chemische Verfahrenstechnik (German)
06-300 Undergraduate Research
(To be arranged with Aachen ChemE faculty)
09-217 Organic Chemistry I
Organische Chemie I (German)
09-218 Organic Chemistry II (or equiv)
Organische Chemie II (German)
Biotechnologie I (German)
09-347 Advanced Physical Chemistry
Physikalische Chemie I (German)
09-xxx Advanced Chemistry Elective
Physikalische Chemie II.
The Process Control (06-464) requirement can be satisfied by registering for Regelungstechnik at Aachen or during your senior year by taking 06-464.
Basic knowledge of German language is required.
If you are interested in this exchange program, please contact Cindy Vicker. Deadline for the application is January 10 or the closest previous weekday of the spring semester before you plan to attend.
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