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Engineering Study Abroad

About Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Engineering is a global career. At the College of Engineering, we know the skills students learn studying abroad enhance their education and are attractive to potential employers.

Through travel programs offered by engineering faculty, students take classes and receive credit for special courses not available during the regular school year. Participants also work on independent study projects related to their majors and spend one week sightseeing and learning the country's culture. They can also take Engineering Technical Electives and get ahead in their degree.

WEBSITE: MyWorld See the UNL Education Abroad website for more details concerning the Italy Engineering trip
Dates MAY 20 - JUNE 8, 2013
Faculty Leader Led by Dr. Ece Erdogmus, associate professor of architectural engineering
Program Highlights Study architecture and engineering first hand at historical sites including the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Leaning tower of Pisa, Pantheon, and St. Peter's Cathedral.
Location Visit Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice, multiple locations in Tuscany, and Pompeii/Paestum.
Course of Study

Coursework includes readings, site visits, discussions, and presentations on the history of engineering, science, and architecture till 1850.

Rome: Study anceint Rome, Vitrivius, Roman Engineering with visits to the Colosseum, Forum, Arch of Constantine, Capitoline Museums, DaVinci Museums, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Catheral, and the Vatican.

Florence: Learn about DaVinci, Galileo, and Michaelengelo while visiting Piazza Michaelengelo, Santa Croce, San Lorenzo, Bargello, and Santa Maria Novella.

Milan: Study Gothic Italy and defense architecture on a city walking tour including these sites: Duomo, National Science/DaVinci Museum, Pinacoteca Ambroassa, and Castello Sforzesco. Attend lectures and labs at the University.

Pisa/Paestum: Study architectural stability, Greek Architecture, and Vesuvius with site visits to the Leaning tower of Pisa, Tour of Basilica and Baptistery, Greek temples, Agriturismo, and Pompeii

Course Credit AE3770 or ENGR490. AE3770 replaces a required course in the Architectural Engineering curriculum; it can satisfy a humanities elective for all other engingeering students taking ENGR490.
Eligibility This program is open to undergraduate and graduate UNL students in good academic standing. While applications from non-UNL students may be considered, preference will be given to UNL students.
  • Each student will book airfare to arrive in Rome by a designated time. (Note: Do not book your flight before confirming ticket dates with the instructor).
  • Students will stay in double, triple, or quadruple-occupancy hotel rooms with fellow students.
  • The group will travel between cities by train or private motor-coach. Some meals will be included and some will be out-of-pocket. There will be at least five group dinners built into the itinerary.
  • The group will take several walking tours.
Costs/Financial Information/Scholarships

Please see the UNL Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.