Grenoble Engineering Program
The Grenoble Engineering Program is a one-semester program, ideally suited for second-semester sophomores in engineering. The program carries no prior language requirement; engineering courses are taught in English by French faculty members.
The rewards are many:
- Exposure to another culture in preparation for technical careers in the global economy.
- Study of engineering and science in an advanced international environment.
- Observation of French research institutions, industries, and technical museums through guided field trips.
French Language (4 credits)
(Students will be placed according to their level.)
CAS LF 299: Approaches to Contemporary French Society and Culture (4)
The class will introduce students to the study of culture through the work of anthropologists, cultural historians, philosophers, economists, psychologists, and contemporary popular culture, with emphasis on the Trans-Atlantic context and the French culture in particular. Syllabus
CAS MA 226: Differential Equations (4)
(Prerequisites: CAS MA 225 or CAS MA 230, or the equivalent.) First-order linear and separable equations. Second-order equations and first-order systems. Linear equations and linearization. Numerical and qualitative analysis. Laplace transforms. Applications and modeling of real phenomena throughout. (Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS MA 231.)
ENG EK 307: Electric Circuits (4)
(Prequisite: ENG EK127. Corequisite: CAS MA 226, or equivalent.) Introduction to electric circuit analysis and design; voltage, current, and power, circuit laws and theorems; element I-V curves, linear and nonlinear circuit concepts; operational amplifier circuits; transient response of capacitor and inductor circuits, sinusoidal-steady-state response, frequency response, transfer functions; Includes design-oriented laboratory. (MET EK 317 and EK 318 fulfill this requirement; however, only 4 credits can be applied toward the graduation requirement.)
Students choose one additional course from the following:
CAS PY 313: Modern Physics (4)
(Prerequisites: CAS PY 211; CAS PY 212; CAS MA 124.) Waves and physical optics, relativistic mechanics, experimental foundations of quantum mechanics, atomic structure, physics of molecules and solids, atomic nuclei and elementary particles.
ENG BE 209: Principles of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology (4)
(Prerequisites: high school biology and at least one semester of college chemistry.) For biomedical engineers. Principles of cell and molecular biology and biochemistry emphasizing biomolecules, the flow of genetic information, cell structure and function, and cell regulation. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. Syllabus
Please note that this program is only offered during the spring semester.
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Program Faculty & Staff
The Boston University Grenoble programs are administered by staff in both our Boston and Grenoble offices. In Boston, a program manager facilitates the admissions and pre-departure procedures, and maintains contact with students prior to their arrival in Grenoble. The Boston Office also houses administrative personnel who are responsible for everyday operations. In Grenoble, the staff comprises a resident director and administrative, academic, and housing personnel.