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CSE

Computer Science and Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering may be one of the most flexible areas of engineering for study abroad. CSE majors can target CSE core courses, 16.0 units of technical electives, engineering fundamentals, and general education requirements. Study abroad may also present opportunities for CSE majors to work on special projects like robotics in Japan or entrepreneurship. Here are suggested programs for different students:

QS World University Rankings for Computer Science & Information Systems 2015

National Univ. of Singapore

The National Univ. of Singapore enjoys a #11 worldwide ranking (and best in Asia) in computer science & information systems. It also has coursework in a number of target areas for UC Merced students: computer networks, database systems, algorithm design & analysis, operating systems, discrete mathematics, software engineering, circuits, and more. Courses are available in English.

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Univ. of Hong Kong (HKU)

Across the water from HKUST is HKU, ranked #12 in the world for computer science & information systems. Here students take courses in algorithm design & analysis, computer networks, computer architecture, discrete mathematics, software engineering, database systems, operating systems, and more. Courses are available in English.

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Univ. of Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is a university town with strong offerings for UC CSE majors with coursework targeting computer networks, operating systems, database systems, computer architecture, discrete mathematics, software engineering, algorithms, and more. The university ranks #14 in worldwide rankings.

Special note: For the Univ. of Edinburgh, you will need to apply to the "Scottish Universities" program and rank the Univ. of Edinburgh as your top choice.

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Imperial College, United Kingdom

The number 15 university worldwide in computer science & information systems, Imperial College is an ideal match for many CSE majors in computer networks, operating systems, software engineering, computer architecture, algorithms, and more.

Special note: For Imperial College you will need to apply to the "English Universities" program and rank the Imperial College as your top choice.

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Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology

HKUST is ranked #8 in the world for computer science & information systems and offers a robust array of courses in computer networks, database systems, and software engineering among others. Courses are available in English.

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Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong Univ.

With a #18 world ranking for computer science & information systems, CUHK and offers a range of CSE courses in computer networks, database systems, discrete mathematics, algorithm design & analysis, and software engineering, among others. Courses are available in English.

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Lund Univ., Sweden

In the heart of sustainability-oriented Scandinavia, Lund Univ. serves students with courses in computer architecture, operating systems, discrete mathematics, algorithms, and more. Courses are available in English.

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Yonsei Univ., Korea

The alma mater of our previous chancellor, Yonsei offers key coursework for CSE majors in computer architecture, engineering economic analysis, discrete mathematics, algorithms, and operating systems. Courses are available in English.

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Tohoku Univ., Japan

Study in Japan and take CSE courses in software engineering, robotics, computer architecture, lab research projects, and more. Alumni from this program often move on to jobs at Honeywell and other Fortune 500 companies. Courses are available in English.

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Univ. of New South Wales, Australia

Ranked #35 worldwide in computer science & information systems, UNSW is emerging as a strong choice for CSE majors and where they can take computer networks and operating systems among many other engineering courses.

Special note: For the Univ. of New South Wales, you will need to apply to the "Australian Universities" program and rank the Univ. of New South Wales as your top choice.

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2015 QS World University Rankings for Computer Science & Information Systems & Programs Accessible with UCEAP

Rank Institution
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2 Stanford Univ., USA
3 Univ. of Oxford, UK
4 Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA
4 Harvard Univ., USA
6 Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA
7 Univ. of Cambridge, UK
8 Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology
9 ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
9 Princeton Univ., USA
11 National Univ. of Singapore
12 Univ. of Hong Kong
13 Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
14 Univ. of Edinburgh, UK
15 Imperial College London, UK
16 Univ. of Toronto, Canada
17 Univ. of California, Los Angeles, USA
18 Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong
18 Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
20 Univ. of Washington, USA
21 Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore
22 Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA
23 Univ. College London, UK
24 Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
24 Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
26 Australian National Univ.
27 California Institute of Technology, USA
27 Columbia Univ., USA
29 EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), Switzerland
30 Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
31 Cornell Univ., USA
32 New York Univ., USA
32 Technische Universität München, Germany
34 Yale Univ., USA
35 Univ. of New South Wales, Australia
36 Peking Univ., China
36 Univ. of Sydney, Australia
38 Tsinghua Univ., China
39 Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
39 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Korea
41 Univ. of Pennsylvania, USA
42 Seoul National Univ., Korea
43 Politecnico di Milano, Italy
44 Univ. of Auckland, New Zealand
44 Univ. of California, San Diego, USA
46 National Taiwan Univ., NTU
47 Univ. of Chicago, USA
48 Univ. of Manchester, UK
49 Univ. of Queensland, Australia
50 McGill Univ., Canada