Planning on an international exchange to complement your studies at ANU? Going on exchange can be a life changing experience. You can meet new people, discover new places, experience different cultures, learn more about international relations, and develop a well-rounded educational experience that is highly regarded by employers.
When should I go on exchange?
- Your third or fourth year in a five year program
- Your third year in a four year program
- Your second year in either semeser 1 or 2
- You need to plan early and you should also try to save any electives courses. This will make the selection of courses at a host institution easier.
If you are required to complete a group project or individual project, you need to factor these requirements into your degree plan. If you need to undertake an alternative study pattern to those in your program requirements at ANU, you must obtain the necessary approvals.
Exchange study for Advanced Computing and Software Engineering students may prolong your program duration as you are required to undertake an annual group project in third and fourth year. Please see your convenor for advice on varying your requirements.
If you are in the single Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program, you should avoid going on exchange in your fourth year as you are required to undertake an annual individual research project. If this is unavoidable please make alternative arrangements with the convenor of ENGN4200 Individual Project, to vary your project requirements to enable a semster on exchange.
Students are required to have at least 24 units to complete their degree following an overseas exchange.
Students studying a combined program are required to consult both Colleges.
Where can I go on exchange?
The University and ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science has a number of exchange partners available.
Some partners have two semester exchange opportunities, while others have restricted placements. These details vary from year to year and it is best to check these details at the Student Mobility website or through Wattle.
How do I apply?
Application details are available on the Applying for exchange overseas page.
Places are limited and competition is high, so be prepared and don't miss out. The exchange application process starts long before the application deadline.
Where have our students gone on exchange?
Students from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science have gone on exchange in the UK, Switzerland, France, Sweden, USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.