The Department currently runs undergraduate exchanges with the CentraleSupelec (formerly known as Ecole Centrale Paris) and the National University of Singapore. Cambridge students spend their third year abroad and an equivalent number of students come here.
Exchange with CentraleSupelec Paris (CSP)
An exchange scheme was set up between CUED and CentraleSupélec (CS) in 2008. CentraleSupélec is one of the prestigious "Grandes Ecoles" in France and offers a range of courses similar to those given at CUED. Although the viability of the exchange in 2021-2022 has yet to be confirmed by the university authorities, we expect to be able to offer up to 4 places on this scheme again in the coming academic year.
Cambridge students participating in the Exchange Programme spend their third year in Paris instead of doing Part IIA or MET Part I. They are assessed at CS (by a combination of examinations, coursework and project work) and, subject to a satisfactory performance (i.e., the equivalent to a Cambridge third-class honours or above) will be deemed to have deserved honours at Part IIA. Note that students do not receive a degree classification for their third year.
- CUED's CSP exchange website
Exchange with National University of Singapore (NUS)
Up to two places are offered for Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering students to spend the third year of their degree at NUS. Singapore is widely considered as 'soft landing' into Asia and provides a great introduction into technological innovations occurring in the region.
The course at NUS starts in July and ends in May of the following year. Exchange students will be assessed at NUS (by a combination of examinations, coursework and project work) and, subject to a satisfactory performance (i.e., the equivalent to a Cambridge third class honours or above) will be deemed to have deserved honours at Part IIA. Note that, as with students participating in the other exchanges, students do not receive a degree classification for their third year.
Students applying for the exchange programme:
- must be available from mid July, when the course starts, until it finishes in May of the following year.
- should normally have obtained at least a II.1 at Part IA of the Engineering course and be expected to do likewise at Part IB.
- should be open to experiencing a different culture and different style of education.
- should not normally be natives of Singapore or of a country with a closely related culture. This is because the exchange would not represent an 'international experience' to the same extent for such students.
Courses at NUS are given in English so there is no linguistic requirement for the exchange.
Please see the NUS Student Exchange Guide (https://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/NUS-SEP-INFO-Booklet-Lowres.pdf) and the NUS Student Exchange Brochure (https://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/NUS-Engineering-SEP-Brochure_final_PageView.pdf). They contain important information on exchange timeline, application procedure, module planning, deadlines and etc. For more information on exchange to NUS Engineering, please see: https://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/undergraduate/degree-programmes/study-abroad/
Applications to NUS exchange
If you are interested in applying for the exchange please send a copy of the application form to Stuart Haigh (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible and at the latest by Thursday 25th February. Your DoS will need to complete the reference form and your Senior Tutor will need to approve your application. If the reference form and college approval are not received by the 25th we will chase these up if your application is successful. The application form may be found on the CUED-NUS website along with the reference form. Students will be selected on the basis of their ability and the extent to which they would be likely to benefit from the exchange. They will be informed of the outcome of their application by e-mail.
Last updated on 18/02/2021 10:34