The University of Tulsa College of Engineering and Natural Sciences and the School of Language and Literature in the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences have partnered to offer a International Engineering and Language dual degree program that features two degrees in an engineering or science discipline and a language offered at TU.
The five-year program features a study abroad experience during the fourth year:
- First semester – study engineering, science, language, culture and electives in the target language at a partner university
- Second semester – complete an internship abroad with an engineering firm in the target language
Engineering and science tracks include: chemical engineering, electrical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, engineering physics, physics, mechanical engineering, and others will be added soon.
Language tracks include: Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish.
Students apply to the IEL program as part of their application to TU. Participants are required to take the Language Placement exam and meet with the program director each semester to stay on track. Students should begin language courses as early as their first semester to stay on track with the program.
The director of TU Student Financial Services works closely with program participants to ensure they receive financial aid and/or scholarship funding for five years. Students are responsible for nine semesters (10 semesters of credit). Those who study and intern abroad for one year and complete the two degrees will receive free tuition during their 10th and final semester.
Hardesty Language Community
IEL students are encouraged to apply for residency in the Hardesty Language Community where they can interact with other program participants and practice their second language. The Hardesty Language Community, located on the third floor of Hardesty Hall, features international students as resident assistants and program leaders.
For more information about the IEL program, contact director David Tingey, chairman of the TU School of Language and Literature.