Program Information
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Winter 2023: Australia CHEG
January 03, 2023 - January 28, 2023
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

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
Australia has many faces, many names: Down Under, the Land of Oz, the Sunburned Country, the Fatal Shore. This ancient land and young nation have much to teach its visitors. Join us on a journey of discovery.

All courses will be taught on the beautiful campus of the University of Melbourne, making full use of its laboratories, lecture halls and computational facilities. The University of Melbourne houses internationally ranked undergraduate and graduate education programs in Chemical Engineering and other disciplines.

Also a center for the study of literature and culture, the University is located in a cosmopolitan city rich in history, architecture, and contemporary science and art. Students enrolled in this program will take two technical courses: a Product Design and Engineering course (CHEG467) that will evaluate traditional chemical engineering principles in the context of Australian natural resources, products, and/or safety/production protocols, and a Downstream Bioprocessing course (CHEG663) that will cover methods for separation and purification used in the burgeoning biopharmaceutical industry. A University of Melbourne professor and University of Delaware alumnus will teach CHEG467 and a University of Delaware professor will teach CHEG663. Additionally, both courses will be listed in the University of Melbourne course catalog, offering enrollment to a small number of qualified University of Melbourne students. Previous participants in this program have deemed their interaction with University of Melbourne students among the most rewarding aspects of their study abroad experience.

Accommodations will be in a residence hall. During residence at the University of Melbourne, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Some meals will also be included in group excursions. Scheduled activities include excursions to the Great Ocean Road and Philip Island, as well as city tours of Melbourne and its surroundings.

Because of constraints due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an additional leg in Sydney will not be included in the program. However, the program will be completed in four weeks, entirely in Melbourne, and participants will therefore be able to travel more broadly in Australia if they wish and still return to Delaware in time for the start of the spring semester.

The Program Fee includes accommodations, some meals, all group excursions, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does not include airfare to/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. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

Students should 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.

All students should also be aware that the housing accommodations on this program do not have air conditioning.
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
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
Students enrolled in this program will select two of three courses offered.
CHEG 467-070: Seminar: Product Design and Engineering (3 credits)
Students will need to understand and provide a written report on the design issues for certain products (Nicotine Patch, Anesthetic, Sunscreen, Hair Conditioner, Shaving Gel), and the ingredients that will have to be used in their formulation to produce the desired effect. Special attention should be given to the colloidal ingredients that will have to be combined and added to produce a product with consumer appeal upon application (for example, to produce the correct consistency, spreadability, adhesion, odor, etc.).
CHEG 663-070: Downstream Bioprocessing (3 credits)
Overview of the requirements and methods of separation, purification and formulation in biopharmaceutical processing. Topics include properties of protein solutions, overall structure of downstream processes, and analysis and design principles for individual unit operations, with emphasis on chromatography and membrane filtration.
Prerequisite: CHEG 500 and CHEG 661
UNIV 370-013: Winter/Summer Study Abroad - Australia CHEG (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
This winter session study abroad program is designed for junior and senior Chemical Engineering majors. Rising juniors and seniors minoring in Biochemical Engineering will also be considered.
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-October.
  • 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
Final Program Fee$2,950.00$2,950.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,487.00$9,708.00
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 onSeptember 20, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2022
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
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.
Abraham Lenhoff
Faculty Director
Chemical Engineering
229 Colburn Lab
Millicent Sullivan
Faculty Director
Chemical Engineering
213 Colburn Lab

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