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From the 18th century to the 20th, the United Kingdom was a leader in the Industrial Revolution. Factories were built all across Britain, making everything from saddles to sedans. And it was engineers and designers, most educated and working in London, who made all of that possible. This history is still much in evidence in the city today, from the Royal College of Art to the Victoria & Albert Museum. The Maymester program in London will explore the city's historical relationship with engineering design, as well as the challenges presented by de-industrialization in recent decades. Combining site visits and readings in design philosophy, the course has been designed to teach you both the importance of documentation in engineering and the unique legacy in this field that Britain bequeathed the world."


Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering


  • M E 333T - Engineering Communication

Academic Information

Satisfies a major degree requirement for Engineering majors. The course also provides two flags: Writing and Ethics.


Taught by Professor John Cline. He has taught Maymesters in Chile and Denmark and studied abroad himself in Ireland.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


The program fee includes housing in shared rooms, in a student residence in Kentish Town in London.

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

Est. program fee $5200-5500: housing in shared rooms, welcome/farewell meals, local transit pass, program activities, 24/7 emergency support. Excludes international airfare, most meals, personal expenses. Maymester tuition waiver (separate from program fee) requires spring enrollment of 12+ credit hours


- Maymester
  • Program: May 30, 2022 to June 28, 2022
  • Instructional: May 30, 2022 to June 28, 2022
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2021

Application Code


Additional Resources

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Information Session

Next Step

Apply early. Rolling admissions. References waived. Attend an info session. See session at 5 PM at CPE 2.212 on Wed. Oct.20 or Monday, Oct. 25 or Wed. Nov 3 or Monday, Nov. 4. All participants must be fully vaccinated prior to arrival in London due to on-site requirements. Questions:

Program information above is subject to change