Apply now: engineering and business study abroad in Italy

Published: Nov 8, 2016 4:00:00 PM
Media Contact: Chris Anthony,, 334.844.3447

The International Engineering and Business Study Abroad program in Rome was held for the first time in 2016.
The Rome study abroad was held for the first time in 2016.

Auburn Engineering students can now apply for the summer 2017 International Engineering and Business Study Abroad program in Rome.

This faculty-led program provides hands-on engineering work combined with a unique cultural experience. Students will work in teams on a consulting project for an Italian business client. The purpose of the program is to provide students with real-life work experience solving business problems through teamwork in an international setting.

Students must take the three credit-hour Auburn course ENGR 4610: International Engineering and Business Project. Students can also choose to take between three to nine credit hours from the following courses:

  • INSY 3600: Engineering Economics (required course for the following majors: industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering and wireless engineering)
  • ENGR 3510: Product Development/IP/Product Costing (business-engineering-technology minor)
  • ENGR 3520: Integrating Business and Engineering Theory with Practice (BET minor)
  • PHIL 1040: Business Ethics (core humanities for all majors)

The program, sponsored by the Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management, is open to all engineering majors. Students must have a 2.25 GPA or higher.

Program dates

  • Nov. 1, 2016: Application period starts
  • Jan. 15, 2017: Application period ends
  • May 8-26, 2017: Boot camp (INSY 3600, ENGR 3510, ENGR 3520 and PHIL 1040)
  • May 31, 2017: Fly to Rome, Italy
  • June 1-July 7: Program in Rome (ENGR 4610, ENGR 3510, ENGR 3520, INSY 3600 and PHIL 1040)
  • July 8, 2017: Fly back to USA
  • July 10-28, 2017: Complete courses  

Program fees

The cost of the program is $9,500. Program fees include Auburn coursework credit hours (three credits per course), housing in Rome for the duration of the program, transportation on site for the duration of the program, cultural and professional programs, a day tour of Rome, welcome and farewell receptions, trip cancellation insurance and emergency evacuation insurance.

Additional costs not included in the program fees include: airfare, meals, passport, optional tours and entrance fees to some sites, the $638 Auburn Abroad fee and the Auburn Engineering professional fee.


Click here to apply.

Contact information

Jorge Valenzuela, professor of industrial and systems engineering
3301 Shelby Center