Civil & Environmental Engineering
Engineering students are encouraged to obtain international experience through participation in the University's Study Abroad Program or through summer internships and language study abroad. Interested students should begin planning early by meeting with the associate dean for undergraduate affairs to discuss suitable programs at foreign universities.
Study abroad can be used to enhance and diversify the educational experience. For many CEE students, study abroad has served as a valuable option for junior independent work and in providing research material for the senior thesis.
The School of Engineering offers the opportunity to participate in the Oxford Engineering Exchange Program. The program enables CEE students to spend their junior year in Oxford.
The CEE Department (in collaboration with Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the School of Engineering, the Program in African Studies, and Kenyan institutions) offers a spring semester in Kenya for juniors. Courses are taken in sequence and involve total immersion in the Mpala field site. The Mpala Research Centre (MRC) is a facility for scientific research, education, and training in central Kenya, emphasizing environmental sciences, biodiversity conservation, and natural resources management. The four courses taught during spring semester will normally include Field Ecohydrology (taught by Kelly Caylor, CEE faculty member), a Natural History course, Globalization and Technology (taught by MAE professor Wole Soboyejo), and Restoration Ecology.
Courses taken during foreign study may be preapproved for credit as departmentals by the department representative. Students considering study abroad should consult with the departmental representative as early as possible.
Take a look at Study Abroad for Engineering Students: Frequently Asked Questions, a very useful handout put together by Peter Bogucki, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, Engineering and Applied Science.
In recent years, CEE majors have studied abroad through the following programs:
- University of Melbourne, Australia
- Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Oxford-Princeton Exchange in Engineering, Oxford, England
- Cornell in Rome, Italy
- Tropical Biology Program in Kenya (Princeton program)
- University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
- University of Edinburgh via IFSA-Butler, Scotland
- University of Cape Town, South Africa
- University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain