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  • Locations: Mannheim, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/09/2018 06/27/2018
NOTE: Program dates are subject to change. Six weeks of instruction with 1 week break mid-program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Miner, Shannon Program Director: Jackman, John
Cumulative GPA: 2.8 Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: German Online Course Catalog Available: Yes
Sponsor: Iowa State ISU Course: EXPRO
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

Mannheim 4
Hochschule Mannheim Summer Program

Summer Program in engineering; restricted to College of Engineering Students.

Engineering coureswork taught in English!


Engineering Design Project (3 credits)
Simulation of Production Systems (3 credits)
Conversational German (3 credits)

Program Description
The program consists of 6-credits (two courses) for a period of six weeks. Courses will meet Monday through Thursday, giving you ample opportunities to travel on the weekends.

In addition, plant trips to regional companies will be included.

This program will satisfy your International Perspectives requirement.

Courses (you may select two)
Engineering Design Project (3 credits)
Work with a German professor and other students on an engineering design project in an area you select, such as, computer-aided design, software engineering, manufacturing, materials science, biotechnology, measurement and instrumentation, or chemical process engineering.  Your project will be evaluation based on a final presentation and report.

Simulation of Production Systems (3 credits)
Discrete event simulation of production systems is used to measure system performance based on process models.  Topics include model formulation, performance evaluation, and data collection.

Conversational German (3 credits)
Fundamentals of the German language for   speaking skills, comprehension, pronunciation, and understanding the culture.  

All courses are taught at the Hochschule Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany.

The city of Mannheim is located in southwest Germany 50 miles south of Frankfurt on the Rhein river across from Ludwigshaven.  The city has a population of approximately 350,000 and has numerous cultural sites, restaurants, and shopping.  Travel throughout Europe is very convenient using the rail system.

See Summer Budget Sheet above for cost-related information.

Student Selection Criteria
  • Any Engineering Major
  • A GPA of 2.8 or greater is preferred
  • Projected sophomore classification or higher by start of program
Mannheim 3
Application Due Date: March 1

Mannheim Summer School Website

For further information, contact:
John Jackman

Engineering International
112 Marston                                                   

No prior German language study required!