Program Information
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Winter 2019: Australia CIEG
January 05, 2019 - February 07, 2019
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/06/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 222
03/19/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore 218
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/24/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore Hall 114
11/26/2018 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMGore Hall 114
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
Program Description
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 liveable 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.

The 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.

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.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
The two courses are integrated and some common engineering and management issues will be addressed in both courses.
CIEG 351-070: Transportation Engineering (3 credits)
This is a required class for Civil Engineers and an elective for the Mechanical and Environmental Engineers. Four components of transportation: vehicle, way, terminal and control; design and dynamic characteristics of vehicles; geometric design of highways and railroad tracks; operation and design of stations, airports and bus terminals; highway traffic flow analysis.
CIEG 402: Introduction to Sustainability Principles in Civil Engineering (3 credits)
In order to understand and appreciate the global nature of sustainability, it is highly advantageous to be able to study abroad. Being in Melbourne will allow students to consider the sustainability challenges faced by a society that is new to them. They will be asked to assess how Melbourne deals with issues such as clean energy and water, mass transportation, and solid waste. They will also discuss the interplay of these issues with social challenges and economic realities. Doing all of this in a location that is new for them will cause them to really delve into these issues form ground zero, thus giving them a deep understanding of the fundamental of sustainability.
UNIV 370-015: Study Abroad - Australia CIEG (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
All applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). While this program is designed primarily for mechanical and civil engineering students, other engineering undergraduates and other science majors are invited to apply and may be accepted on a space-available basis. Minimum prerequisite requirements for all students are (i) one year of calculus on the level of Math 241/242, and (ii) introductory physics equivalent to Phys 207.

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $2,800.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,295.00$6,165.00
Final Program Fee$3,100.00$3,100.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,425.00$9,295.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,800.00$2,800.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2018
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Michael Chajes
Faculty Director
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dupont Hall 358A
Sue McNeil
Faculty Director
Civil and Environmental Engineering
360D Du Pont Hall, Newark, DE 19716

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.