Madrid Engineering


A one-semester Madrid Engineering Program in the Spring gives sophomore students the opportunity to take technical and engineering courses through the ICAIUniversidad Pontificia de Comillas.

The program consists of five classes

Students enroll in the following four required courses (4.0 credits each):

  • CAS LS XXX Spanish Language/Literature (pending placement test results)
    • Taught at the Instituto Internacional 
  • CAS LS 241 Cultures of Spain (Social Science)
    • Instituto Internacional 
  • ENG EK 307 Electric Circuits
    • Taught at ICAI
  • CAS MA 226 Differential Equations
    • ICAI

Students choose one of the following elective courses (4.0 credits):

  • CAS PY 321 Thermal Physics (2.0 credits) and CAS PY 322 Quantum Physics (2.0 credits)
    • Together, PY 321 and PY 322 fulfill the Natural Science Elective
    • ICAI
  • ENG BE 209 Principles of Molecular Cell Biology & Biotechnology
    • ICAI
  • ENG ME 304 Engineering Thermodynamics 
    • ICAI

Students may also opt to fulfill additional Hub units by completing the following:

HUB SA 230 The Individual in Community with Study Abroad

HUB SA 225 Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy with Study Abroad

Undergraduate students who study abroad can fulfill a single Hub requirement in The Individual in Community (IIC) or Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy (GCIL). No course enrollment is required. This is separate from and in addition to any courses a student may take while abroad that satisfy IIC/GCIL.

What is it?

  • 0-credit course
  • Available to BU undergraduate students studying abroad
  • Requires a written reflection of 750-1000 words submitted for review to the Hub
  • Fulfills 1 Hub requirement in IIC or GCIL

Curious about our ENG program? Check out BU Madrid ENG student Amanda’s Day in the Life video below!

For more information about program logistics, check out this video.

*White lab coat and safety goggles required for lab component. Students should bring them if they already have them or they can purchase them in Madrid if need be. 

Additional Links:

ENG Classes (DiffEq, Circuits, Physics, Bio, Thermodynamics): ICAI Syllabi

Instituto Internacional Spanish Language & Culture Classes: SyllabiSchedule – Madrid Engineering