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Students on the Summer program will take 2 engineering classes, 3 credits each, for a total of 6 credits.  Classes are taught by Notre Dame professors in English.  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 courses feature lectures, homework assignments, and examinations.  

Integrated Engineering and Business Fundementals 

Rome Centre Classroom Taught by Michael Kitz

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.


Ethical and Professional Issues in Engineering 

Taught by Peter Bui

The purpose of the course is to develop a solid foundation for reasoning about ethical, professional, and social issues that arise in the context of engineering. Emphasis is placed on identifying appropriate legal, professional and moral contexts and on applying sound critical thinking skills to a problem. Topics covered include professional codes of ethics, safety-critical systems, whistle-blowing, privacy and surveillance, freedom of speech, intellectual property, and cross-cultural issues. This course relies heavily on case studies of real-world incidents.

Program Events

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