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Texas A&M University ENG EXC
College Station TX, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Undergraduate
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Agreement Scope:
Engineering and Information Technologies
Program Description:


Texas A&M University, College of Engineering
Location: College Station, TX
Year Established: 1876
Student population: 65,400
Texas A&M opened its doors in 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, the state's first public institution of higher learning. The university was founded as a rural military and agricultural school, initially only open to white males. Texas A&M became desegregated and coeducational in the 1960s, and made participation in the Corps of Cadets voluntary. Today, the university is committed to maintaining and serving a diverse student population, and to developing leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good.

The University’s designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in funding and has made contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.

Unique characteristics
The main campus is one of the largest in the United States, spanning 5,200 acres (21 km2), and includes the George Bush Presidential Library. Renowned for its student lifestyle and traditions, about one-fifth of the student body lives on campus, and there are approximately 1,000 officially recognized student organizations. It is said that Texas A&M students' respect for school traditions and values is the university's greatest strength.
College Station is located in the heart of the Texas Triangle, about 90 miles northwest of Houston and within a two- to three-hour drive from Austin and Dallas. A community rich in tradition and history, where you can mingle with real cowboys at a thrilling rodeo, and take in a live symphony performance all in one day. College Station has the modern amenities of a big city, combined with a warm small-town charm, making it one of the friendliest places in the USA.

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:

Aerospace Engineering

Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Materials Science & Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Nuclear, Ocean & Petroleum Engineering

Exclusions may apply
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Semester: August - December
Spring Semester: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


15 credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
The university uses letter grades from A through F, based on a 4-point scale

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English

Language Requirement
See language requirement for non-native speakers of English.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Accommodation options are provided by the host university.

Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas

All exchange students admitted to Texas A&M University are required to purchase the approved Texas A&M University student health insurance for international students in compliance with Texas A&M University and United States federal regulations governing the J visa program.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university

Semester/Term Dates
Access the University's calendar

An international student orientation programme is held before the start of semester

Support Services 
Support services are available at the host university

Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of The United States in Australia

Student Experiences

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