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Geare: A Comprehensive Program For Globalizing Engineering Education

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



Conference Session

Global Engineering in an Interconnected World

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9.634.1 - 9.634.10



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E. Hirleman

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GEARE: A Comprehensive Program for Globalizing Engineering Education

E. D. Hir leman 1, D. Atkinson 1, E. A. Gr oll1, J . Matthews1, L. Xu 1, B. Aller t 2, W. Hong2, A. Alber s3, S. L. K. Wittig4, Z. Q. Lin 5, and L. F. Xi5 1 School of Mechanical Engineer ing, Pur due Univer sity / 2Depar tment of For eign Languages and Liter atur e, Pur due Univer sity / 3Institut für Maschinenkonstr uktionslehr e und Kr aftfahr zeugbau, Univer sität. Univ. Kar lsr uhe / 4Ger man Aer ospace Center (DLR), Köln / 5School of Mechanical Engineer ing , Shanghai J iao Tong Univer sity


The Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education (GEARE) increases the effectiveness of undergraduate engineering education in preparing engineers for careers in the global technical economy. The unique 18 month program developed at Purdue in partnership with Karlsruhe and Shanghai Jiao Tong Universities integrates: language education; cultural orientation; three month domestic and three month international internships at the same partner firm; study abroad; and a two semester face-to-face-, multinational design team project, with one semester abroad and one at home. The program is bilateral, with nominally equal numbers of students from each university participating in the paired exchanges. Curriculum articulation is such that courses are transferable and offered so that there is no negative impact on time to

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Hirleman, E. (2004, June), Geare: A Comprehensive Program For Globalizing Engineering Education Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--12837

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