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Engineering Communication in Milan leverages the innovations taking place in and around the city, that have the shared goal of making the living experience safer, cleaner, healthier, and more enjoyable for urban populations. These goals align with the four themes of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st century: sustainability, health, security, and joy of living. Assignments for the course are based on these themes, and students participate in site visits in and around Milan that demonstrate how engineering innovations continually improve urban living.

Milan is a thriving cosmopolitan city and is the most important city in Italy for start-up companies and entrepreneurship at large. Milan lends itself to a firsthand view of what engineering entrepreneurship can look like across a variety of fields including agriculture, energy, software, architecture, and more.


Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering


  • BME 333T - Engineering Communication

Academic Information

333T meets a major requirement for all engineering students. Course is listed as BME 333T, but credit can be applied to all other engineering majors.


Professor Brandi Demont teaches Engineering Communication.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students will live in apartments within the Milan metro area.

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

2019 Program Fee: $4800. Includes $500 non-refundable deposit, housing, some meals, orientation, site visits, activities and excursions, local transportation pass, international phone stipend and local support services. Excludes international airfare, overseas insurance and personal expenses.

Program Dates:

- Maymester
  • May 28, 2019 to June 29, 2019

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Public Announcements

Next Step

Application open (app code: 355086). Rolling admissions until program fills. LIMITED SPACE. Questions: Contact Program Coordinator Sejal Mehta at

Program information above is subject to change