Engineering at Sea

A unique engineering cohort on fall Semester at Sea voyages.

Semester at Sea and Colorado State University’s Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering will be offering engineering courses on board the MV World Odyssey beginning with the Fall 2024 voyage. Engineering students attending accredited colleges and universities will be able to participate in this unique program while earning CSU credits and staying on track for graduation.  

What courses will be offered?

As a student in this cohort you will take two engineering courses (Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, for 6 credits), register for one other elective course in business, science or other areas (3 credits), and will be enrolled in Global Studies (3 credits). 

The cohort will be led by, and courses taught by, a CSU Global Teaching Scholar. Bert Vermeulen, a professor in the college of engineering, will lead the cohort in Fall 2024. 

About the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at CSU:

The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at CSU prepares students to engage in and solve global challenges to shape a better world through research, education, innovation,  and outreach. In addition to a top-ranked graduate program in atmospheric science, the college hosts cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research that provides students with hands-on learning in biological, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, and systems engineering. The college attracts about $80 million in annual research expenditures, placing it in the top tier of public institutions of similar size, and is a campus leader in patents, startups, and technology transfer.

Engineers solve global challenges every day, so we’re excited to bring our engineering programs to Semester at Sea. The collaboration speaks to our commitment to supporting international experiences and engagement for students, faculty, and staff.

Upcoming Voyages

Fall 2024

Fall 2024

September 09 — December 22

Ghana Hong Kong India Mauritius Morocco Mozambique Netherlands Portugal South Africa Thailand Vietnam

Frequently Asked Questions

How many students can participate in the cohort?

A maximum of 30 students per voyage can be enrolled in the Engineering Cohort.

Is the engineering cohort available on spring voyages?

No, the engineering cohort is only administered on fall Semester at Sea voyages.

When do I apply for the Engineering at Sea cohort? 

 The Fall 2024 application is now open. 

Who can participate in the Engineering at Sea cohort? 

All students with a declared engineering major or equivalent at an accredited college/university and a minimum non-adjusted GPA of 2.5.

Semester at Sea in Action