The MEng Computing (International Programme of Study) allows you to develop your linguistic and technical skills through a programme of engineering study in the UK and abroad at a participating institution.
Structure of exchange
Because all our courses have a two-year common study period, you may transfer between courses, within the Computing Integrated Engineering Study Scheme, at any time within that period - all students will initially be registered on the MEng Computing course. This means that you can change your mind about the year abroad until the beginning of your third year.
All our MEng degree programmes include a compulsory 6 month (4 months for JMC) remunerated placement in industry that can be abroad.
Students following the MEng Computing (International Programme of Study) spend their entire fourth year abroad in a recognised institution of higher education (with which Imperial College has an exchange arrangement).
Current participating Erasmus exchange institutions which take place after the Industrial Placement are:
- Switzerland - ETH Zurich (German speaking)
- Switzerland - EPFL Lausanne (French speaking)
- Spain - UPM Madrid
We also offer a small number of exchange opportunities with the University of California (3rd year, just prior to the 3rd year Industrial Placement), and MIT (4th year, after completing a shortened Industrial Placement).
The prerequisites are a strong academic record and a good knowledge of the language spoken at the host institution (your thesis will be written in English).