Michigan Tech has an exchange agreement with the European Project Semester (EPS) Program. The EPS program is offered by Kiel University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Kiel) and is hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. During EPS, an international team of students works on a real-life project, carefully chosen to match their specialities and capabilities. The program is supported by a number of subjects. The language of communication and instruction is English. According to the ECTS Qualitative Scale System EPS is a recognized 30-credit unit course.
Classes are offered to students in a cohort format; that is students participating in EPS meet together as a group each day to build their engineering design skills in class and then meet in teams of 2-5 students to work on their design projects. International student teams work on interdisciplinary projects with commercial businesses and industries carefully selected to match the students’ specializations and capabilities as well as to develop their intercultural communication and teamwork skills.