Study Abroad Programs for OIT Students

Globalization is an essential part of contemporary society. Businesses are moving their manufacturing plants abroad, and markets are becoming borderless. Globalization strategy, therefore, is a top priority agenda in the education, and we at OIT offer various kinds of training for Globalization to our students.
As a science-based university, OIT has set the following three goals for students in its development of global human resources.

To achieve these goals, OIT offers students a wide range of overseas study programs with the emphasis on the following:

We organize the OIT Study Abroad Programs in steps
We organize the OIT Study Abroad Programs in steps

Step 1. English Language Training Program/Overseas Culture Experience Program

OIT International Center organizes 2 to 4-week English language training programs and overseas culture experience programs during summer and spring breaks in collaboration with the partners and other overseas institutions. The English Language Training Programs are held in English-speaking countries and the overseas Culture Experience Programs are held in Asian countries.

2021 English Language Training Programs (as of April 2021)
Country Philippines Australia
Type of Institution Language School Partner University
Name of Institution Newtype International Language School (NILS) Swinburne University of Technology
Schedule (Summer) 1-4 weeks in August/September (Online) August 16-27 (Online)
Schedule (Spring) 1-4 weeks in February/March 2022 TBD
Teaching Style Private Lesson Group Lesson with Other Universities' Students
2021 Overseas Culture Experience Programs (as of April 2021)

The schedule of this year's Overseas Culture Experience Programs is undetermined due to COVID-19. Please wait for updates.

Step 2-3. International Project-Based Learning (iPBL) Program

OIT provides training courses with hands-on activities called "Project-Based Learning (PBL)" for students of 2nd year and above. As its international version, International PBL (iPBL) programs are conducted with our overseas partnership institutions.

In each iPBL program, students from participating universities are grouped together and instructed to communicate in English. Each team completes the same project, such as hardware/software development or system design, which can promote students' practical engineering skills.

OIT believes that such interaction allows students to gain experience in a diverse and professional environment reflecting our globalizing world.

OIT and Overseas Partners support the “SDGs” through implementation of the iPBL. Science is vital for supporting a wide range of global policy objectives, many of them included in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed by the UN in 2015. The 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provide an aspirational framework oriented around people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. There is a strong rationale for academies to engage on the SDGs.

One of the objectives to develop global human resources required by society is the “Problem Solving Ability”, and the iPBL Programs conducted jointly by OIT and our partner universities match this goal. OIT has decided that the SDGs are worth being set as the common theme for the next five years, expected to increase the participants' motivation.

2021 iPBL Outline (as of April 2021)
OIT Faculty/Department Host Univ. Participating Univ. Project Title Related SDG(s)
1. Department of Mechanical Engineering OIT National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan,
Can Tho University, Vietnam,
Development of Wind Turbine
2. Department of Applied Chemistry OIT NTUST,
Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya (WMCUS), Indonesia
Case study project based on Chemistry *
3. NTUST OIT,
WMCUS
4. Department of Environmental Engineering OIT University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia (UPR),
Mulawarman University, Indonesia (UNMUL),
Bakrie University, Indonesia (UB)
Environmental-engineering fieldwork approaches on urban environmental problems in Osaka *
5. Department of Biomedical Engineering OIT (Online) Tatung University, Taiwan Online international joint PBL in the field of biotechnology
6. Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT NTUST,
Stanford University, USA,
Others
I3PBL(International, Interdisciplinary, and Industry-academic PBL)
7. NTUST OIT,
Stanford University, USA,
Others
8. Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT), Thailand International problem-based learning program based on design thinking about global issue for Asian people on healthy lives and wellbeing
9. SIIT OIT
10. Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT Universiti Malasia Sabah (UMS) International problem-based learning program based on design thinking about global issue for Asian people on healthy lives and wellbeing
11. UMS OIT
12. Faculty of Robotics and Design OIT National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yuntech) International PBL using Design Thinking (Taiwan)
13. Yuntech OIT
14. Faculty of Information Science and Technology SIIT (Online) OIT Image Processing for Interactive Virtual Robot
15. Faculty of Information Science and Technology OIT (Online) SIIT Virtual World Robot Programming *
16. Faculty of Information Science and Technology Korea National University of Arts, Korea OIT,
Hokkaido University, Japan
Cross-Cultural Media Design Project

* Programs funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Step 4. IAESTE Trainee Support

IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) is an international organization that provides practical training experiences for science and engineering oriented students. OIT is one of the member institutions and encourages motivated students to become IAESTE trainees (about 50 students from Japan in each year). Through IAESTE, OIT also accepts a couple of international students every year as interns (research students) in the labs for about two months.

Trainees Dispatched from OIT to:

  • 2019: Universidade Estadual Paulista(Federative Republic of Brazil)
  • 2017: Manipal Institute of Technology(India)
  • 2016: University of Information Science and Technology "St. Paul the Apostle" (Macedonia)
  • 2014: Karunya University (India)

Trainees Accepted in OIT from:

  • 2019:Sultan Qaboos University(Sultanate of Oman)
  • 2019:University of Chemistry and Technology(Czech Republic)
  • 2018:Slovak University of Technology(Slovak Republic)
  • 2018:Technical University of Hamburg(Federal Republic of Germany)
  • 2017:Gdansk University of Technology(Republic of Poland)
  • 2017:Lodz University of Technology(Republic of Poland)
  • 2016: Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)
  • 2016: Budapest University of Technology and Economy (Hungary)
  • 2015: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST (Republic of Ghana)
  • 2015: Tomas Bata University in Zlin (Czech Republic)
  • 2014: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

Step 4. Overseas Research Experience Program

OIT provides financial support for qualified 4th year undergraduate students, who will proceed to the Graduate school, and graduate students to encourage their research activities or practical experiences in overseas institutions for one month or more.

In this program, students enjoy their opportunities to acquire an ability required for theoretical or experimental development of new ideas, and to obtain diverse experiences through research works. Moreover, they are expected to establish or strengthen networks between host institutions and OIT.

Step 4. Overseas Coursework Program