For the past two years, 16 LMU engineering students have enjoyed a rare opportunity: a semester abroad studying their field. The Bonn Engineering program allows LMU students to progress in their major in a country that is synonymous with scientific, mathematical and engineering achievement. students gain exposure to important technological work being carried out in Germany and the European Union while also experiencing and learning about the German lifestyle and culture. The study of German and European-specific modus operandi (for example, by visiting German companies, and comparing U.S. and European operations) allows students to understand and increase their interest in the exciting scientific, mathematical, technological and artistic work being done in the European Union.
Through class and program excursions and special presentations, LMU engineering students gain exposure to important technological and artistic work being carried out in Germany and the European Union, while also experiencing and learning about German culture. In particular, the program offers the opportunity to witness firsthand the commitment by German engineers and scientists to social and environmental responsibility by seeking solutions to problems such as a rapidly growing population, demographic and climate changes, declining resources, globalization, urbanization and a growing concern for the environment.
Students also gain an understanding of the significant contributions that Germany and other European countries have made in engineering throughout history.