Study Transportation Engineering and Sustainable Engineering in Melbourne, Australia, a vibrant multi-modal city known for beautiful beaches, wide boulevards, fine parks and restaurants, festivals, and great summer weather.
Students will also enjoy the opportunity to live in a city consistently selected as “the most livable city in the world”.
The Sustainable Engineering course will help establish a proper understanding of the importance of sustainability in the design an operation of global cities. The Transportation Engineering course will focus on multi-modal transportation in urban areas.
Melbourne provides rich opportunities for multi-modal transportation – ride a tram, a train and a bus, as well as see in practice innovative partnerships operating highways. Students will have many opportunities to meet Australian people famous for their humor, optimism, and healthy outdoor lifestyle. Program participants will also meet non-human wildlife including many strange, wonderful animals and birds, as well as seeing much of the exotic and spectacular flora of the region.
Housing will be in University dormitories and about 1/2 meals will be included in the program fee.
The program also includes tours in the state of Victoria (Wilson’s Prom) and elsewhere in Australia, most notably Tasmania. The trip to Tasmania includes visiting both Hobart and Launceston. In Hobart we visit Bonorong, a wildlife sanctuary, to provide the students with an opportunity to have face-to-face contact with some of Australia’s unique animals. We also visit the oldest bridge in Australia and travel over and under the Derwent River bridge that was made famous when it collapsed after being hit by a ship. We also stop at Freycinet, a spectacular national park and visit Port Arthur, an important penal colony in the early days of Australia. These place provide additional context for the student to help them understand the unique history and natural environment.
We also schedule a day trip to Wilson’s Prom, a National Park, is the southern-most point on the Australian mainland. It is relatively remote (about 3 hrs from Melbourne) and presents some interesting transportation challenges. It is also relatively pristine.
We will also visit Sydney, Australia’s largest city, world renowned for its magnificent Opera House and its beautiful harbour.
Australia Program Fee includes housing in University dormitories, about 1/2 meals and international medical insurance.
The program fee includes tours in the state of Victoria and other destinations in Southeast Australia too. We will also visit Sydney, Australia’s largest city, world renowned for its magnificent Opera House and its beautiful harbor.
The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to or from Australia, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Melbourne. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, plane tickets have been reserved for the group, and students are strongly encouraged to purchase as part of the group reservation.
Students who are U.S. citizens should also budget an estimated $20 to cover the cost of their ETA-Visa to enter Australia. Students who hold passports from other countries may have other visa requirements and/or additional expenses.
Study international construction and engineering project management in one of the most dynamic, multicultural cities in the world: Dubai.
Dubai is known for rapid growth and incredible development ambition. It is home to the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa), the world’s largest Mall (Dubai Mall), the Palm Islands, and numerous other noteworthy developments.
The country continues rapid development and students will have the opportunity to visit and explore active construction projects while studying the differences between US construction activity and international practices.
Students will also study engineering project management and evaluate different philosophies for project delivery in a multicultural climate while also enjoying the sites and culture of the United Arab Emirates. Students will interact with numerous professionals from diverse cultural backgrounds. Tours will enhance the in-class learning with visits to the Burj Khalifa, Abu Dhabi and neighboring Emirates, Mosques and Churches. Students will explore wadis and experience traditional souqs, dhow cruises, Emirati and Middle Eastern culture and cuisine, and desert safaris.
Students will stay in double accommodation in local hotels within the city with convenient access to numerous sites. Breakfast is included daily and lunch/dinner are available depending on the daily schedule.
The Dubai Program Fee includes housing, all program-related excursions, some meals, and international medical insurance.
The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Dubai, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Dubai. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.