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Croatia's beautiful coastline, unique rock formations, Roman ruins, and quaint historical cities do not always make one think of oil and gas platforms, but they do exist there too. This program provides a unique opportunity to master the fundamental concepts in numerical methods as well as spatial data analytics, and their relation to subsurface problems. Students will visit gas storage near Zagreb & explore related topics in the European context that are relevant today more than ever. They will visit national parks that are prime (and beautiful) examples of karst hydrogeology. They will also attend selected talks at the local petroleum engineering conference (PESS) in Dubrovnik & network with attendees. Lastly, they will spend time in the capital of Zagreb and form lasting friendships with the University of Zagreb students. Cultural sites to be visited include: spending two weeks in Dubrovnik, the UNESCO Cultural Heritage site; visiting the birthplace and museum of Nikola Tesla and gothic cathedral in Zagreb.


Sponsored by Cockrell School of Engineering


  • PGE 311 / M E 318M - Introduction to Numerical Methods

Academic Information

Students will receive in-residence credit for PGE 311. PGE 311 is cross-listed with ME 318M and counts as a substitute for BME 313L, CE 311K and COE 311K. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID: another 3-credit course must be taken in Summer 1 or Summer 2 terms.


Masa Prodanovic teaches PGE 311: Intro to Numerical Methods.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students will be in shared housing, with breakfast included.

Open To

Cockrell School of Engineering

Program Cost

2024 Program Fee: $8,025. Program fee includes accommodation, on-site activities/excursions, some meals, and 24/7 assistance. Fee does NOT include tuition ($500 for in-state, $2,000 for out-of-state), airfare, insurance, some meals, and personal expenses.


- Summer First
  • Program: June 3, 2024 to July 3, 2024
  • Instructional: June 3, 2024 to July 3, 2024
  • Final Deadline: February 28, 2024

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Chelsea Cowan

Additional Resources

Program Website
Make an Appointment
Financial Aid
Information Session
Frequently Asked Questions
Fin Responsibility Policy

Next Step

Questions? Contact Chelsea Cowan at or click "Make an appointment" above to schedule an advising appointment. Information session on 11/20 at 11am via Zoom (find link at "Information Session" above.

Program information above is subject to change