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ENGINEERING AND THE ENVIRONMENT: ENGINEERING COMMUNICATION AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

 

How does one country balance environmental, natural hazards and economic challenges? Learn about a country's engineering projects. Chile's astounding diversity from the Atacama Desert in the north-the driest place on earth-to the grasslands of Patagonia in the south provides it with a wealth of natural resources. These include vast subterranean deposits of copper, alluvial plains well-suited to viticulture, and a coastline that supplies a significant portion of the world's fish. Chile is also a crucial economic hub in Latin America, and the origin of significant innovations in a multitude of engineering fields. You will visit many examples of Chile's natural and industrial sites to examine competing interests in Chile's environmental and economic future and to produce original work as part of the Engineering Communication course. The Engineering Comm course has a GLOBAL CULTURES FLAG plus the writing and ethics flag.

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Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering

Course(s)

  • M E 333T - Engineering Communication and
    I B 340S - Internship Seminar

Academic Information

The Engineering Communication class provides students with 3 flags, Writing, Ethics and Global Cultures Flags. Note our program video under additional resources.

Faculty

Professor John Cline (ME) teaches Engineering Communication and CIEE faculty teach the Industry Immersion course.

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes

Housing

Students live with host families. Students visit 3 regions of Chile, central (Cajon del Maipo, Valparaiso and Vina del Mar areas), northern (Antofagasta, San Pedro de Atacama)and southern (Temuco and Pucon).

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

Program fee $4900 - includes housing, two meals/day, airport pick up, pay as you go phones, 4 daily trips on public transportation, 2/7 emergency support and onsite student services, excursions to Northern Chile Antofagasta and Atacama desert, Cajon del Maipo, Temuco, Pucon and Valparaiso tours.

Program Dates:

- Summer First
  • May 28, 2018 to July 7, 2018
  • Final Deadline: March 26, 2018

Application Code

293083

Additional Resources

Scholarships
Public Announcements
Brochure
Video

Next Step

The application for the 2018 Chile program is closed. Program Coordinator: Helena Wilkins at helena@austin.utexas.edu

Program information above is subject to change