Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
- Program Terms: Early Fall
- Budget Sheets: Early Fall
|Location||Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy|
|Academic Term||Early Fall|
|08/26/2019 - 09/18/2019|
|Estimated Program Fee||$5,250|
|Prerequisites||No specific UW course prerequisites. Students should have a math education up to, but not including, calculus. Students should have taken some form of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry (or equivalent).|
|Program Directors||Steve Muench | firstname.lastname@example.org
Elyse O'Callaghan Lewis email@example.com
|Priority Application Deadline||February 15th, 2019|
|Extended Deadline||March 3, 2019|
|Information Sessions||scheduled separately, for announcements see here|
|General||Engineering Rome is a UW Exploration Seminar that covers Roman and Italian engineering over a range of 3,000 years from Ancient Rome to the present day. It consists of one 5-credit course, CEE 409/509 Engineering Rome that takes place in Rome, Italy at the UW Rome Center for three weeks during the 2019 Summer-Fall quarter break. There will also be a once-per-week orientation session during Spring Quarter 2019.|
|Visas||This country is part of the Schengen area. Note that there are strict rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area that may impact a student's ability to travel within the region before or after their program, or to attend two subsequent programs in this area. It is critical that the student reviews the information and scenarios here to learn more about Schengen area visa requirements.|
This program relies on its proximity to over 3,000 years of cutting-edge engineering in the heart of Rome. It provides engineering students or those interested in engineering a unique international and historical perspective on engineering practice and its contributions to society. Rome is one of the richest sites in the world for exploring engineering through the ages from ancient Roman aqueducts, to Baroque basilicas, to modern subways, to sustainable life in a massive modern city. Students, will interact with local experts on Roman cities, archeology, construction, infrastructure and sustainability. Students will develop skills that allow them to analyze and evaluate civil infrastructure of all ages. Skills will be put to practice with classroom engineering analysis, expert lectures, and site visits guided by Roman experts in the engineering aspects of these sites (both modern and ancient).
Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
Housing selection is through the UW Rome Center. The Rome Center has a standard practice of obtaining economical student housing in local apartments within walking distance of the UW Rome Center.
No specific UW course prerequisites. Students should have a math education up to, but not including, calculus. Students should have taken some form of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry (or equivalent). The program involves extensive walking (up to several miles per day, Rome is a walking city), and use of public transportation. Some field trips will involve walking on uneven ground and/or areas that are not ADA accessible (e.g., stairs only no ramps or elevators).
5 UW Quarter Credits
Enginering Rome is a single 5-credit course. It is an engineering-focused Exploration Seminar that covers Roman civil engineering over 3,000 years from Ancient Rome to the present day. Introduction to civil engineering topics reinforced by practical engineering calculations, local experts and site visits. Provides international and historical perspective on engineering and the contributions of engineers to infrastructure and society.
Learning goals include:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Communicate engineering ideas in a clear, concise and effective format both in oral presentation and written report. Assessed by a final project online article. 2. Exercise critical thinking by making engineering judgment decisions based on real-world information that is often inconsistent or incomplete. Assessed through graded homework assignments. 3. Discuss the major civil infrastructure of Rome/Venice including how it was built and the engineering principles governing its function to include, masonry arches, water supply, sewers, foundations, passive solar, roads, urban development, and sustainability. Assessed through graded homework and a final project online article. 4. Explain and analyze the function of select civil infrastructure using engineering principles, equations, and technical description. To include masonry arches, aqueducts, pavements, passive solar, and sustainability. Assessed by a final project online article. 5. Write the equivalent of a 10-20 page paper in an online format to include photos, videos, maps, a literature review, personal observations and conclusions.
Steve is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and has been leading Engineering Rome trips since 2013. He teaches construction engineering and sustainability topics at UW and does reserach in roads, pavements, construction and sustainability. He enjoys Rome and sharing his enthusiasm about it through this program. More: https://www.ce.washington.edu/facultyfinder/stephen-t-muench
Elyse is a graduate student in Trtansportation Engineering. Amongst her diverse experiences, she has been a teaching assistant for several courses and, previously as an undergraduate, led three 10-25 person trips to Guatemala with Engineers without Boarders. She has lived extensively outside the U.S. in Germany and Nicaragua and has travelled extensively Western Europe and Latin America.
Included in the program fee:
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