Engineering Sustainability Munich

SUMMER 2021 this program is virtual!  Please review the application information here. 

Enjoy the experience of studying abroad in the heart of Europe by joining the Summer School program "Engineering for Sustainability". This program is managed by the University of Applied Sciences in Munich (MUAS).

This program, offered in our summer term, allows you to choose from a variety of engineering and economics courses taught completely in English. Excellent professors teach courses in automotive, industrial, and electrical engineering and entrepreneurship.

Admissions requirements: Pitt undergraduate students from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Students from other schools are welcome to apply.  

  • Must have a solid background in physics and math
  • Good academic and behavioral standing
  • Currently in second year or higher level
  • Minimum  2.75 GPA 

Cost of the program:  Please check with the provider's website. Please note once you are registered for the program, you will be charged the $300 study abroad fee through the Pitt Pay system. Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Questions about Funding study abroad?  Check out the Study Abroad’s funding search page and note that SSoE has funding specifically for Pitt engineering students.



Academic Description: 
The two 3 credit courses typically fulfill technical elective credits, pending your academic advisor’s approval. The summer school is a five-week program. Prior to the start of the program you will participate in an intensive German Language and culture course in the first week and continue with these studies part-time throughout the program. You will select two 3-credit courses that are taught in English. Please check the MUAS website for updated course for this coming summer. The course topics that were provided last year include: Smart Vehicles (40 contact hours, 3 US-credits or 4 ECTS-credits) Engineering of Sustainable Energy Systems-(40 contact hours, 3 US-credits or 4 ECTS-credits) Microcontrollers for Everyone (40 contact hours- 3 US Credits) Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems (40 contact hours, 3 US-credits or 4 ECTS-credits) Smart Environments (40 contact hours, 3 US-credits or 4 ECTS-credits) Sustainable Entrepreneurship (40 contact hours, 3 US-credits or 4 ECTS-credits). German Language and Culture (47 contact hours- US 3 Credits)
Application Instructions: 

You must apply first using Pitt’s online system.
Once you have been accepted by Pitt, you will be directed to apply to MUAS via their website. MUAS' deadline is typically early March. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU FINISH THEIR APPLICATION BY late Feb. to ensure it arrives to them on-time. 

  • Pitt's Application deadline: Sunday, Feb. 16
  • Pitt's Mandatory Program Agreement meeting - Friday, March 27


SAO Staff: 

Alicia JF Olalde, M.A.

Konnichiwa! After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue to love exploring new countries and cultures! I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education.  I enjoy assisting engineering students seize international opportunities! Reach out to me at!

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