The University of Connecticut has partnered with Anglo Educational Services in the United Kingdom to offer two engineering programmes with international internship opportunities in London.
Students from all over the world will be able to take online classes from UConn faculty as part of the two master's programmes with the School of Engineering. According to the partners, students will also have the opportunity to earn credit for a six-month paid internship with a London-based company, which will help them develop their practical and professional skills.
“This is an exceptionally valued-added option for the otherwise entirely online MEng program,” said Yuhang Rong, associate vice president for Global Affairs at UConn. “It provides students with an experience in a dynamic global setting. Through UConn’s long-term partner Anglo Educational Services in London, and potentially other partners in the UK, we will build a portfolio of British engineering firms where our students can practise the knowledge they learned and potentially become long-term contributors to their profession.”
Data Science and Advanced Systems Engineering are two one-year programmes that will begin in the fall of 2022.
CEO of London-based AES, Steve Lowy, noted that the UK capital “has a wonderful landscape for learning and also for technology.”
“This is an opportunity for us to work with our partners at UConn Engineering to develop something really cool to allow students to get fully immersive learning and working experience. Our engineering programs are world-class, and we’re happy to be able to extend this opportunity to the rest of the world.” Kylene Perras, UConn Engineering assistant dean, added.