Engineering summer program

Learn about engineering while studying in the automotive capital of the world

July 20 -August 9, 2019


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The Wayne State University College of Engineering Summer Program is a unique three-week experience especially designed for undergraduate students attending WSU's partner universities. This program allows international students to experience American culture while testing critical thinking skills; expanding their imagination; challenging their creativity; and enriching conversational English language abilities.

The program integrates day and weekend field trips that are both fun and educational, and allows ample opportunities for exploration and recreational activities.

The academic program includes project-based, hands-on courses such as

  • Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Cyber Engineering
  • Big Data
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sustainability

Education beyond the classroom

Students will visit facilities relevant to engineering, such as research-and-development laboratories at General Motors, the Ford Rouge Factory, DTE Energy Wind Farm and A-123 Systems.

Participants will improve their English communication skills through coursework focused on speaking and American culture, and put their prowess to work by interacting with Wayne State students in class and around campus, talking to business owners, and placing orders confidently in coffee shops and local restaurants.

Cross-cultural experiences

Visits to nearby educational venues such as the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village, the Detroit Institute of Arts and Detroit Historical Museum will immerse students in American culture and history. There will even be time to learn about America's national pastime during a Detroit Tigers baseball game!

Students can take advantage of our world-class recreation and fitness center, play on campus sand volleyball courts and rent bicycles to visit nearby neighborhoods. 

About the College of Engineering

  • More than 3,700 students, including 1,200 international students from nearly 40 countries
  • Network of over 28,000 alumni, changing the world through innovation in 48 countries and all 50 states
  • First in the U.S. to launch an Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering program and an Alternative Energy Technology master's degree and certificate
  • One of only 24 U.S. Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) institutions
  • A founding member – and the only university in Michigan – of the Department of Defense Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)
  • Ranked in the top 30 percent of engineering schools nationwide in National Science Foundation research expenditures
  • One of 16 universities in North America – and the only institution in Michigan – competing in EcoCAR3

Program cost: $5,100* includes

  • Academic program
  • English enhancement program
  • Housing (two-person room or four-person suite)
  • Linens and laundry
  • SEVIS fee
  • Three daily on-campus meals
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Recreation center access
  • Field trips and weekend exploration trips

*Not included: airfare, J-1 visa document processing fee, off-campus meals, souvenirs or personal spending money

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