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Particle Processing in Germany

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Multiple Countries (Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland)
Course # SA 10522
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2023 05/14/23 to 05/29/23

Program Leader

Name Carl Wassgren

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

Program Description

Particle and powder processing occurs in a wide variety of industries, such as those that manufacture chemicals, pharmaceuticals, agricultural products, food products, batteries, and advanced materials.  In this 2.5 week study abroad course, students will travel to Germany, a world-leader in particle processing science and technology, to tour a variety of companies to learn how particles are an integral component of many common products and how these products are produced using particle handling unit operations.

At this time, locations in the Netherlands and Switzerland are also under development.  Itinerary details to follow soon! 

The itinerary is not complete but will likely include multiple stops in Germany (Biberach, Darmstadt, Ludwigshafen, Munich), Heerlen and Amsterdam Netherlands, and Lausanne, Montreux, and Geneva Switzerland. 


Academic Credit

Earn 3 credits for ME 49700.  This is a Tech elective for ME students.  All others must check with their academic advisors to see how this course can be used in their plan of study. 


Open to all Engineering students who have reach at least sophomore status through seniors.  Must be in good academic standing and no student on academic probation will be considered. 

If you are unsure if this course is right for you, please contact Prof. Carl Wassgren at


Program Cost

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

The program fee is estimated at $4,100 which includes:  Housing, airport pick up and ground transportation in country, all course and cultural activities on the itinerary, breakfast daily, two dinners, three academic credits, and international health insurance.

Additional expenses: Airfare, meals, Passport, Personal spending  money.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program reaches capacity.  20 spots 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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