Architecture Exchange-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

As with other schools and departments at Carnegie Mellon, the School of Architecture conducts an officially recognized exchange program for fourth year students to study abroad.

Students may attend programs at the following institutes for one semester or an entire school year.

Henry Van de Velde Institute, Antwerp, Belgium
The hogeschool was created in 1995 through a merger of formerly independent institutes. From the beginning, the hogeschool has established itself as one of the leading hogescholen in Flanders, offering education in a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from Architecture to Drama, Music and Dance and from Engineering to Social Work. These disciplines are organized in 3-, 4- or 5-year (full-time) study programs. The Higher Institute of Architectural Sciences, Henry van de Velde (Architecture & Interior Architecture) is located in the old city centre, sharing a campus with the Higher Institute for Integrated Product Development (with which it forms the Department of Design Sciences) and the department of Audiovisual and Fine Arts.

This program is a Departmental Exchange instead of a University Exchange. Students of the School of Architecture can attend the Institute for a semester during the spring of their fourth year. Courses are held in English, so all students are eligible to apply.

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
The Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), commonly known as Tecnológico de Monterrey, was founded in 1943 by a group of entrepreneurs headed by Don Eugenio Garza Sada. Seeking to educate professionals and equip them with the skills needed to succeed in the business world, Tecnológico de Monterrey has developed into an institution recognized, nationally and internationally for its academic excellence.

Students of the School of Architecture can attend ITESM during the spring semester of their fourth year. Students must have a working knowledge of Spanish in order to attend.

National University of Singapore
Acknowledged as one of the finest universities in the Asia-Pacific region, NUS is a comprehensive university that offers a broad-based curriculum underscored by a multidisciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment. It has 11 faculties, with an enrollment of more than 23,000 undergraduates and 9,000 graduate students. The Student Exchange Program (SEP) provides students from NUS Partner Universities the opportunity to study for as long as two semesters at NUS. NUS is a leading English language University situated in the exciting city-state of Singapore.

Students in the School of Architecture can attend NUS for up to one year, which would occur during the fourth year.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
The range of courses includes studies for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture, civil engineering and environmental engineering, postgraduate course cycles, and doctoral programs. The originality of teaching lies in the establishment of links between the disciplines in order to provide students with the tools required to design and build together. The disciplines united in the faculty are called upon to produce innovative solutions that enable them to face up to the most important challenge of our time: guaranteeing a sustainable environment. This multi-faceted field requires long-term research at a multidisciplinary and international level. This research is conducted in terms of a creative interaction between art, science and engineering.

The range of courses includes studies for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture, civil engineering and environmental engineering, postgraduate course cycles, and doctoral programs. The originality of teaching lies in the establishment of links between the disciplines in order to provide students with the tools required to design and build together. The disciplines united in the faculty are called upon to produce innovative solutions that enable them to face up to the most important challenge of our time: guaranteeing a sustainable environment. This multi-faceted field requires long-term research at a multidisciplinary and international level. This research is conducted in terms of a creative interaction between art, science and engineering.

Students of the School of Architecture can attend the EPFL for one full year of study. Students will go abroad their fourth year and are required to have a working knowledge of the French language before they depart.