International Engineering Program


IEP students pursue two degrees simultaneously. The program couples a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, or Global Language and Area Studies (GLAS) with a concentration in Japanese, with a Bachelor of Science in one of eight engineering disciplines.

URI’s award-winning language faculty have pioneered effective techniques to integrate language learning with engineering so that you can build professional vocabulary as you reach a high level of proficiency. One of the highlights of the program is a full year spent abroad, including a semester at a partner institution and an international internship.

Undergraduate Programs

German Dual Degree Master's and Doctoral Programs

Administered in collaboration with Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany, this program enables students to complete simultaneous engineering master’s degrees from both institutions over a two-year period or a doctorate from both institutions. This project was jump-started by the generous support of the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with funds from the European Recovery Program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), and additional funds from an NSF PIRE grant. It is currently supported by the Max Kade Foundation. For more information:      

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Career Opportunities

German IEP and Mechanical Engineering alumnus, Shawn Drew returned to campus to recruit students from the German IEP and the German International Business Program as part of the Engineering Tech Fair. Drew, now employed by BMW in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is looking for fresh talent from URI.

This kind of exclusive recruiting event is a unique benefit of the IEP.

Alumni and BMW employee Sean Drew returns to campus to recruiit students for BMW
The IEP to me is an amazing opportunity to experience what life is like as a global engineer. The opportunity to intern at top German engineering companies wouldn't be possible without the IEP. The chance to push my self into learning a whole new language while studying my major in a completely different continent is what the IEP offers, and is what I'm committed to doing.
Michael Sarner