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This program allows rising junior and senior students in ME, AE and BME to gain a Global Perspective on Engineering. Spend a week in London and four weeks in Winchester in the south of England. AE/ME students will learn how the United States and the United Kingdom collaborated in shared Aerospace technology innovation. BME students will learn about the British medical system, as well as timely issues in product design, international technology law and startup business planning. Each program covers one core class and one technical elective.
Program dates: July 1 - August 4, 2018 (dates subject to change)
AE/ME: Open to rising junior and senior Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students from the School for Engineering Matter, Transport, and Energy (SEMTE) with at least a 2.5 GPA.
BME: Open to rising junior and senior BME students from the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering (SBHSE) with at least a 2.5 GPA.
Earn 6 credits – AE/ME program: MAE 400 (core class) & MAE 394 (tech elective); BME program: BME 300 (core class) and MAE 400 (tech elective)
Students will be staying in London for the first week of the program and then in Winchester for the duration of the program.
There will be an occasional guest lecturer for the MAE 394 course. Field trips are planned for the following locations:
The Royal Air Force Museum in London, UK – home to more than 100 military aircraft (primarily of British origin, all rarely seen in the United States)
The Imperial War Museum in Duxford, UK- set on a former First and Second World War airfield and home to some of the world’s most iconic aircraft
It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies.
PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.
Rising junior and senior ME, AE or BME students with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
AE/ME Students will enroll in both courses listed for a total of 6 credits:
MAE 400 Engineering Profession (3 credits)*
MAE 394 Special Topics: Aeronautics in England (3 credits).
BME Students will enroll in both courses listed for a total of 6 credits:
*The MAE 400 prerequisites of MAE 322 or MAE 325 will be waived for students participating in this program.
MAE 400 is a literacy course, with extensive student writing. Students will learn about the professional, moral, and ethical challenges facing those whose profession requires them to develop creative technical work. We will cover basic U.S. copyright, trade secrets and patent law. Students will learn about U.S., British and European Union business organizations, how they are formed and function, the basics of business economics and finance. Students will learn about internationally accepted engineering program management procedures and how to plan and report back progress.
MAE 394 will cover foundational technical material in aeronautics, a comparative analysis of history of aeronautics development, international aerospace public policy, and aeronautics operational regulations between the United Kingdom and the United States; and case studies of European aircraft design.
BME 300 will cover the fundamentals of financial and organizational structure of business and how it influences bioengineering analysis, design, and decision making; biomedical ethics and device and drug regulation; and fundamentals of business and technical management.
Dr. Timothy Takahashi, JD/PhD
Professor of Practice - Aerospace Engineering
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Arizona State University
383 Engineering Research Center
Tempe, AZ 85281 Timothy.Takahashi@asu.edu
Students will be housed in apartments during their stay in London. In Winchester, students will stay in residence halls. Classes will be offered in classroom space made available by the university. Daily breakfast will be provided. A wide variety of eating establishments are available within an easy walk from the classroom and dorm rooms.
Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.
Disability Accommodations Abroad
Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in the UK, getting around cities may be difficult at times because sidewalks can be narrow and uneven. Most London Underground and UK National Rail System stations are not readily accessible for people with disabilities.
In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.
LGBTQIA Students Abroad
Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.
We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.
Gender Identity Abroad
When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.
Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.
You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on ourRacial and Ethnic Minority Students page.
The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $6,595.
Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 6 credits, student housing, daily breakfast (excluding London), transportation from London to university housing in Winchester, transportation to and entrance into museums, some group meals, and health insurance. Not included: airfare to/from Phoenix and London, ASU registration fees, most food, passport, independent travel, and personal expenses.
Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
Funding Your Study Abroad Program
Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program
View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.