Join us for an unforgettable experience as we tour ancient and modern civil engineering projects in some of the most beautiful and culturally rich locations in Europe. After three weeks of classroom study and preparatory work, we will spend three weeks visiting sites in Italy, France, and the Netherlands. Site visits will include the Roman Colosseum, the Vatican, the Roman Aqueducts, the Florence Dome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower, the Versailles Palace, the Paris Metro, the TGV hi-speed rail system, the Paris Sewers, and various windmills, turbines, and water control structures in the Netherlands.
Students will be organized into teams to study the technical features associated with these sites and learn how ancient and modern civil engineers use creative methods to design infrastructure that benefits society and enables advances in civilization. The course will be focused on all disciplines of civil engineering: structures, transportation, geotechnical, water resources, and environmental. The course will include credit for two required civil engineering courses: CE En 201 Civil Engineering Infrastructure and EngT 231 Foundations of Global Leadership. The course is open to Civil Engineering majors.