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Founded in 1398 by royal decree SKKU has a history of excellence and tradition. Aligned with Samsung, SKKU also has strong links with industry. As an institution SKKU is a blend of forward-looking modernism and ancient tradition, the perfect place for Electrical and Computer Engineering majors to learn about Korean culture and its role in Korea's incredible rise in the global marketplace.

Engineering students study at the Suwon campus not far from Seoul. Suwon, a world heritage site, is also refreshingly cosmopolitan with much to see and do.

Students take all their Electrical Engineering courses in English. There are also optional Korean language courses offered to foreign students who enjoy this chance to deepen their cultural understanding and immersion in Korean culture.


Area(s) of Study

  • Asian Studies
  • Government
  • International Business
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • History
  • Korean

Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering

Academic Information

Available to ME and ECE students. Students take courses in English. Interested students may take a Korean language for foreign students course. Students will study at the School of Information and Communication for ECE.


UT Engineering Prof.Thomas Connolly teaches a required online course for engineering exchange students: ES 177, Cultural Analysis for Global Professionals. It carries the Global Cultures Flag. Prior to his academic career, he worked with NASA and the B2 Stealth Bomber. He loves teaching this course. He also teaches Dynamics abroad.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Korean


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


Exchange students live in SKKU student housing.

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

One time program application fee of $75, $500 exchange fee, and regular UT tuition and fees. Students who are interested in interning at Samsung will have to fill out an additional application and are not guaranteed acceptance.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • February 22, 2019 to June 21, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2018
- Fall
  • September 3, 2018 to December 21, 2018
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2018

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Frequently Asked Questions

Next Step

Students interested in applying for this International Engineering Education program should contact the IEE coordinator, Helena Wilkins-Versalovic. to be authorized to apply on line.

Program information above is subject to change