Program Information
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Winter 2023: Australia CIEG
January 03, 2023 - February 02, 2023 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/23/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM350 DuPont Hall
03/24/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM350 DuPont Hall
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.
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.
Program Description
Study Fluid Mechanics and Transportation 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 Fluid Mechanics course will help establish a proper understanding of the value and environmental costs of water development projects. 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. Australia also provides some unique perspectives on water and water management that will be explored. 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. We will also attend the Australian Open and experiences the challenges of managing a large scale sporting event which takes over the city.

Housing will be in University dormitories and about 1/2 meals will be included in the program fee.

The program also includes tours to points of interest near Melbourne including Wilson's Prom and the Great Ocean Road. These place provide additional context for the student to help them understand the unique history and natural environment.

We will also have an overnight visit to Sydney, Australia's largest city, world renowned for its magnificent Opera House and its beautiful harbour.

The Program Fee includes housing in University dormitories, all program-related events and excursions, about half of all meals, in-country transportation, and international medical insurance. The program fee includes tours in the state of Victoria and other destinations in Southeast Australia too.

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: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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 305: Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
Incompressible fluid mechanics: fluid statics, control volume analysis of fluid flows, differential analysis of inviscid and viscous fluid flows and dimensional analysis. Melbourne and Sydney are large cities that have extensive application of fluid mechanics processes including the proximity to the ocean and use of ferries for public transportation. Students will learn fluid mechanics fundamentals and then applications of those fundamentals to real world problems.
Prerequisite: MATH 242
CIEG 351-070: Transportation Engineering (3 credits)
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. Melbourne and Sydney are multi-model cities with world class transportation systems. Students get to experience the relationships between public transportation services and land uses. They also get to explore other modes of travel (air, ferry, bus) and learn first hand about the particular market served. We take advantage of field trips to explore topics such as different design standards for different environments, the impact of capacity on emergency evacuation, and new technologies to support traffic operations. This is a required class for Civil Engineers and an elective for the Mechanical and Environmental Engineers (and other engineering programs).
Restrictions: Requires junior status in civil engineering.
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 telephone.

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$2,507.00$6,728.00
Estimated Program Fee$3,200.00$3,200.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,737.00$9,958.00
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 onJune 15, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedJune 23, 2022
$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.
Sue McNeil
Faculty Director
Civil and Environmental Engineering
301 DuPont Hall
Jack Puleo
Faculty Director
Civil and Environmental Engineering
301 Dupont Hall

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