Spain Through the Eyes of an Engineer
An adventure through Andalucia!
In alignment with the international strategy of the University of Calgary, students in the Schulich School of Engineering have the opportunity to participate in a Group Study Program to complete some of their Engineering course-work in the setting of Málaga, Spain.
Students will be introduced to Andalusian civilization and contemporary Spanish culture through their coursework in ENGG 393, and by experiencing daily life in the city of Málaga, located in the Costa del Sol. Featuring a Gothic Cathedral, narrow pedestrian streets, shops that range from family owned to contemporary, Málaga is tastefully historic. Using Málaga as a base, participants will also have the opportunity to travel to other locations such as Granada, Cordoba, Giralda & Seville, to truly understand Spanish culture and architecture.
In ENGG 515, fundamental topics in project management, such as planning, scope development, procurement and start-up, will be covered. The application of these principles to engineering projects, both in Canadian and international settings, will be discussed.
This program is full for 2020.
Applications are now closed.
This program is open to students in the Schulich School of Engineering. See the Eligibility section below for more details.
September 30, 4 – 5:00pm, ENB112
Questions about these courses should be directed to the program instructor.
Please note: course descriptions are tentative and subject to change.
Students on this program are required to enroll in two courses:
ENGG 393: Advanced Topics II: History and Architecture in Andalusia (3 units)
ENGG 515: Project Management for Engineers (3 units)
ENGG 393: Consent of the Associate Dean (Academic and Planning)
ENGG 515: Consent of the department
Date TBD, Calgary: Malaga Study Abroad Presentation (proposal itinerary states Sept 30th)
November 29, 2019, Calgary: Calgary: Application deadline
December 5, 2019, Calgary: Students to be informed of admission decision
Date TBD, 2020, Calgary: Pre-departure orientation
May 1, Calgary: Depart Calgary for Malaga
May 2-3, Málaga: Check into accommodations and get to neighborhood orientation
May 4-, Málaga: Lectures begin
May 5-7, Málaga: Lectures and tutorials
May 8, Málaga: Lectures and depart for trip to Granada
May 9-10, Granada: Exploring Granada
May 11-14, Málaga: Lectures and tutorials
May 15, Málaga: Lectures and depart for trip to Seville
May 16-17, Málaga: Exploring Seville
May 18-21, Málaga: Lectures and tutorials
May 22, Málaga: Lectures and depart for trip to Cordoba
May 23-24, Cordoba: Exploring Cordoba
May 25-29, Málaga: Lectures and tutorials
May 30-31, Málaga: Study weekend
June 1, Málaga: Lectures and tutorials
June 2, Málaga: Lectures and tutorials; final exam
June 3, Málaga: Final exam
June 4, Málaga: Wrap-up event at Villa Guadalupe Restaurant
June 5, Málaga: Packing day
June 6, Málaga: Return to Calgary or independent travel
The estimated cost of the Spain Through the Eyes of an Engineer Group Study Program is $8,074. This includes tuition, airfare, field trips, local transportation, accommodations and meals.
For the full cost breakdown and payment deadlines, please see the program Student Cost Summary.
Important information regarding deposit payments: Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits secure your space in the program and allows payment for logistical arrangements to be made in advance.
2020/21 Tuition Fees:
The following proposed rate increases are being shared in advance of their approval to help students plan their finances for the upcoming school year.
The Government of Alberta recently lifted the tuition freeze that has been in place since 2014-15. As a result, tuition rates for Canadian (domestic) students will be permitted to increase by 7% annually in each the next three years . Tuition rates for international students will no longer be regulated. In response to this change, the University of Calgary’s Board of Governors will be reviewing proposals to increase tuition rates in January 2020. If approved, the following rate increases will apply for the 2020-21 academic year:
- New domestic students: 7% increase to all tuition fees, except for undergraduate programs in engineering course-based graduate programs in engineering (MEng), public policy (MPP) and business administration (MBA) for which a 10% increase is being proposed.
- New International students: 10% increase to tuition fees with the exception of course based graduate programs in engineering (MEng), public policy (MPP) and business administration (MBA) for which a 15% increase is being proposed.
- Graduate thesis students: A new tuition structure that will even out program costs over the length of the program versus having higher costs in years one (Masters) or pre-candidacy (PhD)
- All continuing students: 5% increase to tuition fees
If approved, these rate increases will be in effect for the Spring 2020 term.
International Study Travel Grant: Students studying abroad may be eligible for the University of Calgary's International Study Travel Grant. For more information on eligibility, application details and deadlines, please click here.
Schulich Student Activity Fund: At the Schulich School of Engineering, we believe amazing learning experiences happen inside and outside the classroom. Every year, the Schulich Student Activities Fund provides $500,000 for extracurricular activities such as field trips, team competitions and student travel. For more information, please click here (Please note: when applying, it is important you list all the sources of funding available to you).
Student loans: If you qualify for student loans, your program should qualify. We are able to provide you with a letter confirming your participation in the program for funding purposes. Please email email@example.com to request a letter.
Please note that eligibility for student loans is determined by your loans provider.
Participants will be staying in residence dorms at the University of Málaga for the majority of their time on the program. Amenities are basic, but clean and comfortable. Accommodation during field trips outside of Málaga will consist of hotels and hostels, staying in single-gender rooms shared with two or three people.
This program is open to undergraduate students in good academic standing from the Schulich School of Engineering. Engineering students of all concentrations are welcome to apply.
Applications will be considered after your complete application has been received by Study Abroad.
Statement of Purpose
Please tell us why you want to study abroad, why you have selected this particular program (academic reasons, personal interest, career prospects, etc.), how this program will meet your academic objectives and/or complement your degree, how you plan to finance your program and why you should be selected.
The Statement of Purpose is submitted within your online application (max 500 words).
Note: Because the online application will time out after one hour, we recommend that you compose your statement of purpose in advance in Word to check for spelling, grammar and word count, and then paste it into the online application.
Please ensure that you have read the Group Study Program General FAQs thoroughly before applying.
Q: Can graduate students apply?
A: No, graduate students are not eligible for this program.
Q: Can Visiting or Open Studies students apply?
A: No, Visiting and Open Studies students are not eligible for this program.
Academically, the trip provided me with two courses that can be directly applied towards my degree; one of my technical electives and one of my options. By completing these courses, I will be able to complete my degree earlier than if I had completed the courses during a regular Fall or Winter semester.
Past Participant, Mechanical Engineering
Program-Specific Info Sessions
Info sessions are scheduled for every Group Study Program. Attending an info session is not required to apply, but strongly recommended as it will give you an opportunity to meet the instructor and learn more about the travel experience.
Please scroll up to the top of this page to view the info sessions for this program.
We also recommend watching Study Abroad 101 for general information.
Study Abroad Advising
If you have questions about this program, you can meet with one of our Group Study Advisors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or booking an appointment through the link below.
1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Select #2, "Study Abroad Advising", to view available times.
Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how a Group Study Program might align with your degree.
After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.
Start your application
Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!
Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.
International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.
For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.
Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.