There is a wide range of fantastic opportunities to gain international experience during your time at the university through the Centre for Global Engagement. Coventry University can provide financial support towards travel and subsistence costs for a whole range of projects. There are also free language classes available––with twelve languages to choose from.
More and more of Coventry University’s Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing students are opting to undertake a placement year abroad as part of their degree, recognising the positive impact that this will have on their employability prospects. In fact, Coventry University sends more Engineering and Computing students on Erasmus study placements in Europe than any other post ’92 university.
Tata Technologies run an exclusive Global Internship Scheme through the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing with our students completing placements in destinations such as India and USA as part of their course.
A large number of EEC students also go on work placements to Europe or beyond each year, funded by the Erasmus scheme, and the University’s partner companies which host them range from large, established multinationals – Airbus, Amadeus, Bertrandt, Opel, Fiat, Renault – to medium and small-sized enterprises, all offering excellent, professional experience.
With a wide range of possible destinations to choose from – many teaching fully in English – our EEC students are also able to study in Paris, Madrid or Valencia, as well as in many excellent universities in Germany and Scandinavia.
Online International Learning (OIL) projects allow collaboration between students internationally to share ideas, discuss course specific issues, explore cultural differences and encourage an intercultural dialog. Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing developed OIL collaborations with:
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
- FACENS, Brasil
- Guandong University of Foreign Studies, China
- Middles East University, Oman
- The institute of Accountancy in Arusha, Tanzania
- BINUS, Indonesia
- Nan Hua University, Taiwan
- University of Petroleum Studies, India
- Saxion University, Holland
- ITS, Indonesia
We've organised trips previously to Bremen where students have the opportunity to visit VW Autostadt, Airbus and Mercedes to gain a deeper understanding of culture alongside engineering.
Another opportunity enabled students to visit the University of Seville Department of Engineering and Technology, to visit key industry and hear from Academics. Students will also interactwith local students and undertake lecture sessions.
We're proud to welcome internationally acclaimed speakers to our Faculty to enrich our students' experiences and career aspirations. Former speaker events include:
- Phil Smith, Chief Executive Cisco Systems UK & Ireland
- Trevor Jones, VP Project Delivery (UK & Ireland) DHL
- John Cunliffe, CTO Erricson Western & Central Europe, who discussed 'Leading the way in the Networked Society'
Global Researchers Programme
A variety of workshops and talks are held as part of the Global Researchers Programme (GRP) and the wider provision with the Postgraduate Research Support Unit (PGRSU). Capitalising on the wealth of diversity we have within are students on campus, PGR students are encouraged to discuss and present their own experiences in research, based upon their own academic background and culture. This sharing of information is highly valuable in terms of intercultural dialogue and develops networking skills across the board.
Global Leaders Programme (GLP)
Coventry University students are invited to join the exclusive Global Leaders Programme (GLP), an extracurricular option designed to develop future world leaders. Expand your global skills set through advanced workshops, global networking, international experience and exposure to industry leaders in your field.