London, England Summer Engineering (CBE)

Imperial College London

Program Description

In this 6-week, 6 credit program for students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, you’ll live at Notre Dame’s Conway Hall and attend classes at the Imperial College in the heart of London.

A special feature of this program, you’ll work in laboratories in the one-of-a-kind carbon capture plant on Imperial College’s Kensington campus.

The plant offers a fully hands-on experience and is only facility in the world where undergraduates can learn to operate the plant and gain real-world experience removing carbon emissions to help the planet. 

Of course you’ll also explore London! Tour the Tower of London, ride the world famous double-decker Red Bus, visit the British Museum, and attend several high-end theater productions. 

CBE students working in chemical lab


Current sophomores and junior engineering students in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering may apply. This is a competitive program with limited capacity based on academics and application.


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

  • CBE 44360: Plant Operations
  • CBE 34397: Chemical Engineering (Design)


June 3 – August 10, 2024


While in London, you’ll live in Notre Dame’s Conway Hall, which has modern dorm-apartment rooms.  

Conway Hall, London student residence

Program Fee

The cost of the 2024 program is $9,500, plus a $200 University Study Abroad Administration Fee.

The program fee includes the cost of 6 Notre Dame credits; accommodations; all program academic outings and field trips; on-site program support from Notre Dame faculty; and International Health and emergency evacuation insurance.

It does not include airfare, meals, or airport transportation; passport/visa fees; or personal spending money.

All students are considered for a need-based engineering scholarship to defray the cost of the program.


Applications will be accepted between September 25 – and 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