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ME 20000 Thermodynamics I in Sweden

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Stockholm, Kiruna, Sweden
Course # SA 10522
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/08/22 to 06/04/22

Program Leader

Name Carl Wassgren

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Join Prof. Carl Wassgren in Sweden in May 2022 to complete the core engineering course, ME 20000 Thermodynamics I.  This is the same course you would take at Purdue, taught by a Purdue professor.  

**There is no finanical obligation to apply.  Students will not incur any non-refundable charges until after a deposit is made early in 2022*

Please direct any non-academic questions (travel, costs, scholarships, itinerary) to Jill Churchill at  All questions on academic matters should be directed to Prof. Wassgren.

Course Highlights: 

Class each week day morning at KTH, the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology-9am-12pm.  Afternoons and evenings are free for homework or to attend office hours.  Prof. Wassgren and a TA will hold office hours to assist with course work.  

Weekends are free for exploration of Stockholm and the surrounding areas. 

Stockholm public transportation pass included which covers metro, buses, and ferries around Stockholm.  

Airport pick-up upon arrival 

Cultural and site visits will include:  Boat tour of the Archipelago, Ice Bar guided tour, Vasa Museum, Drottningholm Palace tour, and Nobel Prize Museum.  Parliament tour, City Hall and Bell Tower tour may be added if COVID restrictions are lifted.  Welcome and Farewell dinners are included.  

Site visit to Waste to Energy Plant. 

Students will be housed in Generator Hostel  Only Purdue students housed in the rooms with private bathrooms.  

All non-academic questions should be directed to Jill Churchill at  All academic questions should be directed to Pro. Wassgren. 








Academic Credit

Earn 3 credits for ME 20000 Thermodynamics I.  Check with your academic advisor to see how this course will be used in your plan of study. 


Minimum GPA 3.0.  Open to all Engineering students in good academic standing that have ME 20000 in their plan of study.  All acceptance decisions are made by Prof. Wassgren.  Check with your academic advisor if you are unsure if you need this course in your particular plan of study.  

**Due to the accelerated pace of this course, students with a GPA less than 3.0 cannot be considered.  Before applying, consider your past performance in technical courses**

 *Please note: Purdue is not requiring vaccination against COVID 19, but our travel provider, Worldstrides, does require that all students be fully vaccinated and show proof prior to departure** 

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated program cost is $4,500 Program fees include:  All Housing, tuition for 3 credits, airport pick-up upon arrival, all cultural visits and excursions on the itinerary, light breakfast daily, Welcome and Farewell meals, Stockholm transportatation pass, and international health inssurance. 

Additional costs:  RT airfare, Passport, text book or class materials, meals, and personal spending money or excursions.  Non-US Citizens may need a tourist visa for entry. 

Please check the the financial resources tab on the Study Abroad website for information on the Purdue Moves Scholarship and eligibility. 


Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is at capacity.  20 spots are available.  



Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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