Study in Rome, where you’ll explore more than 2,000 years of global power and influence. CoE is pleased to sponsor this program run by CEA, who has been providing study abroad programs for over two decades. As part of the Engineering in Rome program, students will enroll in a technical engineering course alongside an elective course, focusing on an aspect of Italian culture. While Italian language isn’t required, the program will help you gain some basic communication skills to navigate this historic city.
The CEA Rome Center is in the vibrant Prati neighborhood, within walking distance of Vatican City, Castel Sant’Angelo, and other UNESCO World Heritage sites. This central location makes it easy to visit galleries, museums, art studios, local businesses, historic sites, food markets, and more—all designed to bring lessons taught in the classroom to life.
Professional Applications: international experiences offer students the opportunity to observe and engage in engineering as a global profession Participants on the Engineering in Rome program in particular will benefit from the following professional development opportunities:
Networking | participants will network with Italian faculty, other U-M students, as well as other international student studying in Rome.
Professional Practice | develop intercultural competence through working with students from different backgrounds, developing language skills, and thriving independently in foreign environment.
Minimum 2.5 GPA*
Current U-M Ann Arbor CoE students in good academic standing
Undergraduate students only
Freshman or above**
There is no foreign language proficiency for the program
*Students with less than the required 2.5 GPA may be allowed to petition for an exception to GPA rules; please contact the Lead Advisor for this program. Petition requests must be received by the Lead Advisor no later than 2 weeks before the application deadline.
**Class standing for IPE programs is determined by year of study, regardless of credit hours earned. Applicants must have completed the required year(s) of college study by the program start date.
Students will select one technical course and one humanities course for a total of 6 US credits. Courses are taught in English.
Technical Course Choose One (technical courses run the duration of the 6-week program):
Fluid Mechanics (4 credits)
Transfers to U-M as CHE 341 Fluid Mechanics OR BME 331
PHYSICS 140, MATH 215 & 216, and CHE 230 OR BME 231
Principles of Engineering Materials (3 credits)
Transfers to U-M as MATSCIE 220 (or 250) Introduction to Materials and Manufacturing
U-M Pre-Requisites: CHEM 130 or 210
Thermodynamics (3 credits)
Transfers to U-M as MECHENG 235 Thermodynamics I
U-M Pre-Requisites: CHEM 130, 125 or CHEM 210, 211, and MATH 116
Thermodynamics with Chemical Engineering Module (4 credits)
Transfer to U-M as CHE 330 Chemical and Engineering Thermodynamics
U-M Pre-Requisites: CHE 230
Humanities Course (3 credits) Choose One:
The humanities courses run for three weeks either during the first or second half of the program. Each student will select one course to take in addition to a technical course.
Students should consult with their CoE Program Advisor regarding what program degree requirements may be met with these courses.
TRANSFER CREDIT: In order to earn transfer credit for IPE semester study abroad programs, the College of Engineering requires students to earn the equivalent of a “C” grade or better in the course. Students from other schools and colleges should check with their home school advisor to determine how the credit earned on this program will be posted to your U-M transcript, and whether you are required to achieve a minimum grade in a course in order to earn U-M credit.
2019 Program Fee: $6100
Program Fee Includes :
GEOBlue Travel Abroad Health Insurance
Required IPE pre-departure orientation (Saturday, April 6, 2019)
Students going on an IPE Program are required to have a passport which is valid for six months beyond the end date of their program. For this program, your passport must be valid through January 2020.
Due to the duration of this program (less than 90 days), students with U.S. citizenship studying on the Rome summer program are not required to obtain an Italian visa. U.S. citizens will receive the appropriate passport stamp at the airport when they arrive in Italy, which limits their stay to 90 days. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check the Italian Consulate's website to determine if you need a visa to enter Italy.+ The Consular page also includes the application form and the list of required documents needed to obtain a visa. Please be sure to have these documents and the payment prepared before going to the consulate or before leaving the country.
IPE offers a free passport photo service by appointment every Friday that classes are in session in the IPE office (245 Chrysler). Undergraduate CoE students needing passport photo(s) for a passport or visa application may drop in to have these photos taken and printed for free.
In your appointment request, please include the following information:
What is the international experience you need the photo(s) for?
Where is the international experience you need the photo(s) for?
How many photos do you need?
MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS POLICY: Please note that the M-Compass application system allows students to open multiple applications for the same term, but IPE has specific rules regarding the number of applications per student we will review. Please refer to our Multiple Applications Policy for details, and contact your IPE advisor if you have any questions.
While this program is marked as having "Rolling Admission", complete applications will not be reviewed until the priority deadline. Once the priority deadline passes, students will be notified as decisions are reached. Accepted students will have 7 days to submit their confirmation decision.
Dates & Deadlines
Key Program Dates: May 20 - June 29, 2019
Arrival Date: May 20, 2019
On-Site Orientation Date: TBD
Departure Date: June 29, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The early application deadline for this program is December 10, 2018 (applicants who apply by this deadline will receive admissions decisions before winter break).The priority application deadline for this program is January 30, 2019 (applications completed by this date will be reviewed for early admission.) The final deadline for this program is March 1, 2019 (applications completed by this later date will be reviewed for any remaining spots in the program and may be placed on a waiting list.
ORIENTATION: All participants who confirm participation in the program must complete two mandatory components to the Pre-departure Orientation:
The Online Supplement to Pre-Departure Orientation is a self-paced online course that must be completed any time before 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2019. Additional information will be provided to students once confirmed in the program.
In-person Pre-departure Orientation on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 p.m. on North Campus.
CEA student apartments in the Prati neighborhood. Apartments house 4-8 students, with 2-3 students per room.
NOTE: The early application deadline for this program is December 10, 2018 (applicants who apply by this deadline will receive admissions decisions before winter break).The priority application deadline for this program is January 30, 2019 (applications completed by this date will be reviewed for early admission.) The final deadline for this program is March 1, 2019 (applications completed by this later date will be reviewed for any remaining spots in the program and may be placed on a waiting list. ORIENTATION: All admitted students are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM on North Campus.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.