Dublin, Ireland Summer Engineering

Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.

Program Description

In this 6-week, 6 credit program, you will live, study and explore three separate regions in Ireland. You’ll start your Irish journey by spending the first week of the program at Notre Dame’s castle-like Kylemore Abbey Global Centre on the west coast.

Then the program shifts to Dublin where you’ll stay in University College Dublin dorms and take classes in O’Connell Hall at Notre Dame’s Dublin Global Gateway.  In the final week, the program shifts to the historic town of Sligo to finish classes and explore the northwest coast of Ireland.

This program is open to all engineering students.

The 2024 program will be led by Program Directors Mike Kitz and Todd Taylor, as well as Professor Craig Goehler.


All students enroll in both of the following courses for a total of 6 engineering credits.

  • AME 34370: Biomechanics of Human Motion

An application of mathematics, engineering principles, and anatomical knowledge to study the motion of human bodies. This course will examine how the nervous system stimulates various muscles which in turn activates the skeletal system in a desired movement. One of the course projects relates to analyzing motion capture data. Students will collect data while participating in a local sport, for example Gaelic football or handball. In addition, since this is an Olympic year, students may be able to do self-selected projects related to Olympic events.

  • EG 44421: Integrated Engineering and Business Fundamentals

During the first half of this course, you’ll explore the financial processes involved in engineering in industry, including financial reports and statements, stocks, bonds, working capital and more. You’ll study business strategy and planning fundamentals, competitive advantages, creation of customer value, market segmentation and targeting, and other practical areas that will help you understand and execute a successful business plan.

In the second half of the course, your focus will turn to the practical processes you’ll need to work successfully as an engineer: project management and the product development process. Following the classic Triple Constraints method of project management — time, scope, and cost — you’ll learn best practices for keeping projects on track. You’ll also explore voice-of-customer research, rapid development iterations, and other tactics to make product development more effective. In addition, you’ll study supply chain and Lean Six Sigma, some of the key concepts driving efficiency and success in modern business.


May 19 – June 29, 2024


You’ll live one week at Kylemore Abbey, four weeks in dorms at University College Dublin, and a week at a hotel in the town of Sligo on the northwest coast. 

Program Fee

The cost of the 2024 program is $9,000, plus a $200 University Study Abroad Administration Fee.

The program fee includes the cost of 6 Notre Dame engineering credits; accommodations for six weeks, including some group meals; GeoBlue international health insurance; all program academic outings and field trips; and on-site program support from Notre Dame faculty and Global Gateway staff.

It does not include the cost of airfare; some meals (about half of the meals are provided); passport/visa fees; international cell phone/plan; personal spending money.

All students are considered for need-based engineering scholarships to help underwrite program costs.


Applications will be accepted between September 25 – November 1, 2023.

Program assignments and waitlist notifications occur before Christmas break.


Feel free to contact:

Mike Kitz
Executive Director, Summer Engineering International Programs

Todd Taylor
Director, Summer Engineering International Programs