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Barcelona is a vibrant global city with a large manufacturing base, striking engineering and architectural marvels, and rich cultural heritage. Students take a Dynamics course with a UT professor, and are concurrently placed in a part-time internship with an engineering, information technology, or business focus, with one of the many diverse companies in Barcelona. All internships are for credit and conducted in English, but students who are proficient have the option of conducting their internship in Spanish. In the Dynamics course, students will learn the fundamentals of kinematics and dynamics by studying a broad range of engineering problems and applications using Newton's laws, work-energy, and impulse-momentum methods concluding with an introduction to vibrations and simulation-based design. Students experience the region's unique culture through program activities centered around food, art, music, and the region's natural beauty.


Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering


  • E M 311M / M E 314D - Engineering Dynamics and
    I B 340S - Internship Seminar

Academic Information

Students receive in-residence credit for EM 311M/ME 314D and transfer credit for IB 340S (Internship Seminar). Students must be enrolled in both to participate in the program. Dynamics is a required course for ME, ASE, COE, and CE majors. BME tech elective for Track 4, AE elective for ECE, and Eng. elective for EVE.


Dr. Connolly is an experienced engineering educator and mentor who has led numerous efforts to increase student success in engineering. He has a passion for other cultures and travel which he gained from working alongside engineers and researchers from all over the world.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


Students in shared housing with access to kitchen, wi-fi, and laundry.

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

2024 Program Fee: $9,950. Includes housing, airport pick up, internship placement/admin, local transportation pass, onsite activities and excursions. Excludes summer tuition ($500 for in-state, $2,000 for out-of-state), affiliated studies fee, international airfare, overseas insurance and personal expenses.


- Summer Whole
  • Program: June 3, 2024 to August 1, 2024
  • Instructional: June 3, 2024 to August 1, 2024
  • Final Deadline: November 15, 2023

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Chelsea Cowan

Additional Resources

Program Website
Make an Appointment
Frequently Asked Questions
Information Session
Fin Responsibility Policy

Next Step

Questions or ready to apply? Contact Chelsea Cowan at to open application or make an advising appointment at "Make an appointment" above. Information sessions will 9/20 5-6pm in EER 3.640, 10/3 6-7pm in ETC 2.114, and 10/16 6-7pm in EER 3.646.

Program information above is subject to change