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The summer program is an opportunity for undergraduate chemical and biomolecular engineering students to take two engineering classes in London. Students live in Lee Abbey Hall and take classes at Imperial College-London. Studying in London is a great way for students to immerse themselves in the English culture.

Overview

Students at London Landmark

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Summer London Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate chemical and biomolecular engineers to explore London while taking two classes for five weeks.  Students live in Lee Abbey Hall in the heart of Kensington, and take classes at Imperial College-London, in South Kensington.  The chemical engineering lab is a required course and taught by a Notre Dame professor, and the plant operations class is a CBE Elective.  Both classes are taught at Imperial College-London. The plant operations course is taught in the ChemEng Discovery Space at Imperial College, a fully functional Carbon Capture Plant. The program began with 21 students in 2014, and grew to 28 students in 2015. 

The program recognizes that professional engineers practice in an international environment, and are therefore responsible to global technological progress as well as social concerns. Students who participate in the international study programs are exposed to technological achievements in other countries, and the everyday life in those countries. Students become aware of the world, their voice in it, and their responsibilities to it.

View the 2016 Program Calendar.  The 2017 schedule will be similar.

Read Articles about the 2015 Program

5 Questions with Engineering Majors Martinez and Quigley 

 Chemical Engineering Summer School 2015

Key Points

Open to undergraduate chemical and biomolecular engineers entering junior or senior year

Six week program: June 30, 2017 through August 12, 2017

2 engineering classes, including a required chemical engineering lab course and CBE Elective

Cultural and engineering based excursions included in the program 

Living and taking classes in central London

Long weekends allowing for European travel