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The Unit Operations Lab (UO Lab) is the hallmark course of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech. This immersive laboratory experience is currently offered in the following three locations - on-campus at Virginia Tech, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and at the Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB) in Germany.

Here you can explore information about the on-campus and international options for the Unit Operations Lab.  



Summer 2021 Dates:

Summer I:  May 24th-July 2th

Summer II:  July 7th-August 13th


July 5-July 30

Tuition: €3400


Summer Exchange Program for VT students at RUB

Tentative 2021 Dates:  3rd week in May - middle of July


Application Procedure & Deadlines: 

Blacksburg:  Use normal Drop/Add process which opens on March 16, 2021.  (Note: depending on space, you may not get the summer term that you request.)

Denmark and Germany:  By 5:00pm, Friday January 29, 2021, students must submit the following to Ms. Jane Price ( as a single PDF file entilted “lastname_firstname” that includes 1) a current résumé (with both overall and in-major GPA), 2) which program(s) you are interested in, and if both which is your preferred program, and 3) and a short (~1/2 page) statement of interest (i.e. why you want to participate in the program).

Early February, 2021: Interviews scheduled for students interested in Germany and Denmark programs.

Mid-February, 2021: Acceptance letters to students.

Mid-February, 2021: Application materials due to the VT Global Education Office.

Mid-March, 2021: Payment for Denmark program due.