University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2019: Australia CIEG

Program Dates January 05, 2019 - February 07, 2019
This program is closed.

Program Overview 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.

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.

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)
CIEG 402: Introduction to Sustainability Principles in Civil Engineering (3 credits)
UNIV 370-015: Study Abroad - Australia CIEG (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
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 $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.

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 IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*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.

Contact Information:
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

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2018

Please note that 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.

Interest Meetings:
03/06/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Gore 222
03/19/2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Gore 218

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