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Mexico: Industrial Outreach Program
Queretaro, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost Summer
Fact Sheet:
Academic College: College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Best Fit Majors: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English Program Options: Faculty-Led
Credits Earned: 6 Faculty Leader: Victor Mucino
Program Description:


Mexico: Industrial Outreach Program
MexicoWVU engineering students (and visiting students from other institutions) will travel to Queretaro, Mexico for eight weeks during the summer (June and July) to team up with Mexican students of similar level and disciplines. The students will be assigned to small intermixed groups of four to conduct practical engineering projects under the advice of an industrial liaison and faculty members from WVU and other universities in Mexico. During the eight weeks, students will work full time in an assigned industrial site developing solutions to meaningful projects for which students will gain 6 credits, including MAE471 Engineering Design Principles (3 cr.) and MAE472 Engineering Systems Design (3 cr.) Students will produce weekly reports and presentations on the assigned projects and at the end of the 8 weeks; they will deliver a professional final presentation, a final report and a poster presentation of their findings and results. In addition to the engineering activity, students will be taught a GEC course equivalent to WVU’s FCLT260-Mexican Cultures (3 cr.) which will include field trips to cultural and archeological sites. Students will be hosted by local families during the 8 weeks and will be provided transportation to all essential activities in the Program. The Program ends with a long weekend in the beach (Cancun most likely) prior to returning to the USA.
For more information please contact Dr. Mucino at


City: Queretaro

Country: Mexico

Population: 1.828 million

Information: Querétaro is a small state in north-central Mexico. The historic center of its capital, Santiago de Querétaro, has fountain-filled squares and stone streets lined with bougainvillea. Its wealth of Spanish colonial architecture includes churches such as the ochre San Francisco and the baroque Santa Rosa de Viterbo. One of the most distinct sites is Los Arcos, an aqueduct with 74 pink stone arches.

Places of Interest:
Aqueduct of Queretaro
Hill of the Bells
Pena de Bernal


MAE 471 - Principles-Engineering Design (3 cr.)
MAE 472 - Engineering Systems Design (3 cr.)
FCLT 260 - Cultures of Mexico (3 cr.) - Will be transfer credit (Objectives 3 and 9 of GEC)


Dr. Victor H. Mucino, 
Professor and Associate Chairman
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
WIll travel with the group as Course Faculty Leader

Dr. Angel Tuninetti,
Associate Professor and Chairman,
Department of World Languages, Literature and Linguistics (Advisor)
Will visit the group in July


Total program cost: WVU Students: $7,350; Non-WVU Students: $8,350
* Airfare and transportation while abroad
* Lodging with host families in Mexico
* Travel Insurance
* Class and project materials

Billing for the summer 2017 programs will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Education Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU Summer Semester Tuition and Fees. Registration will occur in mid-April, students will receive correspondence from OGA with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting the Mountaineer HUB at (304) 293-4006.


Visa Required for US Citizens? No

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