Munich University of Applied Sciences - Summer Engineering for Sustainability

Program Details

Program Location Munich, Germany
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Direct Enroll
Course # SA 20186
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2023 07/03/23 to 08/04/23
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Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Application Details: Application Currently Closed

This program is no longer taking applications for summer. Please choose another Study Abroad program or try for a future academic term. This program will re-open in December for the next application cycle.


Munich University of Applied Sciences - Summer Engineering for Sustainability


 The Munich University of Applied Sciences is the largest university of its kind in Bavaria and the second largest university of applied sciences in Germany.  The university offers a unique study experience, characterized by a practical approach to teaching and research and close contacts to business and industry.  All professors have a minimum of five years' professional experience in their respective fields and know-how to prepare students for successful careers. The school’s location in a leading European city affords fantastic academic, cultural and professional opportunities for students. 

Munich University of Applied Sciences, California Polytechnic State University and the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship are the institutions behind this very exciting international summer study abroad program that offers a unique and interesting take on the integration of diverse fields as automotive and electrical engineering, management and entrepreneurship.

Munich University of Applied Sciences offers a five-week summer program designed for junior and senior Technology and Engineering students.  Participants gain the following skills:

  • Completion of 6 credit hours
  • Laboratory experiments and simulations
  • Field trips to research centers
  • German language and culture instruction
  • Excursions

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Munich University of Applied Sciences - Summer Engineering for Sustainability

Hochschule Muenchen

Applicants must be juniors or seniors majoring in Technology or Engineering.


GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [Polytechnic Institute]
Specifically from: BCM, ECET, MET, TLI (TECH)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Program participants complete an intensive German language and culture course in the first week and continue this instruction part-time during the remaining four weeks of the program. 

Students will take two content courses.  Three of the courses are offered in the morning and the other three in the afternoon.  The MUAS website publishes the schedule each summer.

  • Smart Vehicles
  • Gas Turbines
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Embedded Systems
  • Renewable Energies
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship

On successful completion of the program, participants will earn 3 credits of a technical elective and 3 credits of a free elective.  Applicants should discuss the transfer of credits from this program with their academic advisor.


Excursions to historic sites (Herrenchiemsee, White Rose Memorial, Dachau) will be organized in conjunction with the German language and culture course. 

Visits to the BMW factory and the BMW Museum are also included in the program.


Students choose to live in a youth hostel or shared apartment.  Accommodation information will be sent to students once they've been admitted to the program.

Breakfast is included in all housing assignments, lunch is available at the university cafeterias, and dinner can be taken at nearby restaurants or prepared in the residence kitchens.

Estimated Program Costs

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

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee listed below includes tuition, excursions and internet access at the university. 

Housing costs will need to paid directly to the hostel or apartment manager.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2018

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and the Host University
Program Fee $2,000.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Housing $1,200.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $600.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $1,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

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.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Feb 1

Returnees Information

Munich University of Applied Sciences - Summer Engineering for Sustainability

BMW Munich

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The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email