This program will consist of two technical electives (TE) taught and coordinated by UCR Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Guillermo Aguilar. Instruction of these courses will take place in two premier institutions in...
This program will consist of two technical electives (TE) taught and coordinated by UCR Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Guillermo Aguilar. Instruction of these courses will take place in two premier institutions in Mexico: UNAM and TEC de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe. Both institutions are located in the south/southwest region of Mexico City, about 15 miles away from each other. Both have offered state-of-the-art facilities required for instruction and study. In addition to the weekly academic activities, there will be opportunities to visit some of the most famous cultural spaces in and around Mexico City every weekend.
A main feature of this program is that UNAM and TEC will also enroll students in the same courses. Thus, with roughly the same number of UCR/UC students as UNAM and TEC students, it will be possible to establish a 1-to-1 peer/host student matching, so UC students are always accompanied and assisted by a Mexican classmate.
Mexico City is in the center part of Mexico and is rich in cultural activities, both within its boundaries and nearby. Professor Aguilar and the UNAM and TEC students will plan a number of optional excursions that you won't want to miss (e.g., visit to Teotihuacan pyramids, visit to Mexico City’s famous castle and lake: Chapultepec, visit to Mexico City’s downtown plaza: Zocalo and surrounding museums, etc.).
This is the only UCR or UC program in Mexico with special focus on engineering or sciences. Furthermore, this program is perfectly lined up and comes in support of the UC-Mexico Initiative that President Janet Napolitano is promoting. In particular, this initiative encourages mobility from UC students to Mexico, which is not as prominent as the other way around, particularly for engineering and science majors. Finally, Mexico City is easily accessible with non-stop and inexpensive flights from all major California airports.