About the Program
Designed for STEM students (with particular focus on Mechanical, Chemical, and Electrical Engineering) and with the expertise of our Engineering Consortium, the curriculum of this program enables you to continue the specific course progression you need for a timely graduation. While completing your engineering coursework, you will also experience all that Cape Town has to offer by exploring the city and its surrounds, and diving into the rich South African culture and history.
In this program, you’ll register for two to four courses at South Africa's leading research university, the University of Cape Town (UCT), which is located in a pleasant suburban area five miles from the city center. UCT is South Africa's oldest university and has undergone incredible change since its opening, particularly since the end of Apartheid, working to make quality higher education available to students regardless of socioeconomic background.
In addition to your engineering-related courses, you will participate in a hands-on IES Abroad course entitled Designing the Sustainable City, a unique project-based course that examines and proposes solutions for issues affecting the local community.