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ASU: Aero-Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering Summer in England
London, United Kingdom; Winchester, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Cost Sheets Summer
Areas of Study:
Program Type:
Faculty Directed
Internships Available:
GPA Requirement:
Graduate Courses Available:
College Sponsor:
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Department/School Sponsor:
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Language Prerequisite:
0 semesters
Language of Instruction:
Enrollment Restricted To:
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Minimum Class Standing:
03 - Junior
International Coordinator:
Ilana Waldman
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details


Winchester Cathedral

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.

Quick Facts

  • 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)



Location Details

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 Solent Sky Museum; Southampton, UK-the “Birthplace” and “Home” of The Spitfire

  • 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

Visa Information

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

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

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.


Eligibility Requirements

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:

  • MAE 400   Engineering Profession (3 credits)*
  • BME 300   Bioengineering Product Design (3 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. 

Airshow 2



Faculty Directors

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

Dr. Michael Van Auker


Group with Plane



Program Housing

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.  


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Aero Museum 2016


Cost Information

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

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program


  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission 07/01/2018 08/04/2018
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.