Home > Courses

Coursework

Description 

Students on the Summer program will take 2 classes, 3 credits each, for a total of 6 credits.  Classes are in the morning, and each class is 2 hours long.  These courses are technical electives in almost all engineering curricula.  Please review your courses with your Engineering Academic Advisor.  Aerospace Engineering Majors must review courses for degree eligibility with their Engineering Academic Advisor.

The classes feature lectures, homework assignments, and examinations.  

Integrated Engineering & Business Fundamentals

Taught by Mike Kitz and Bob Alworth

One major differentiator of talented employees in their careers is their effectiveness in making an impact in the companies where they are employed.  There are many talented and creative people in industry today who could be much more effective if they understood how business works, who makes decisions, when in a product life cycle changes should be made and how the various parts of a business organization work together.  People who are eventually going to be successful in industry have to learn these lessons through observations, mistakes*, training and mentoring.  The Integrated Engineering and Business Program will give engineering students a very important and distinct advantage by providing them a “fast start” in industry by complementing the excellent technical training they receive (the “what” of engineering) with the who, when, how and why of the business processes of industry.

Integrated Engineering & Business Fundamentals is designed to provide a sound understanding of the business processes that engineering graduates will be involved with, either directly or indirectly, as they start their careers.  Topics include Financial Processes, Strategy & Planning, Innovation Processes, and Business Operations Processes.

Wireless Communication 

Taught by Tom Fuja

Ubiquitous, “anytime, anywhere” connectivity is now an accepted (and expected) part of the information infrastructure. This course will provide students with an understanding of the technologies and policies that impact wireless communications. While the focus will be on cellular communications as the motivating application, other technologies – e.g., WiFi and Bluetooth – will be explored as well.  The course will also cover 5G Cellular and the “Internet of Things.”

Program Events 

In addition to the 2 classes, students participate in program outings throughout London.  They include excursions of cultural and engineering significance. Click here for more information.