London, England Summer Engineering — London 2

Double decker bus driving past with Big Ben in the background

Program Description

In this 6-week, 6-credit program, you’ll live at Notre Dame’s Conway Hall and go to classes in Fischer Hall — the site of Notre Dame’s Global Gateway — just off the bustling Trafalgar Square in the heart of London.

In addition to classes in Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway, you’ll tour the Tower of London, ride the double-decker Red Bus, visit the British Museum, and attend several high-end theater productions.

This program is open to all engineering students.

The 2024 London 2 program will be led by Notre Dame Professor Robert Nerenberg in conjunction with local London Gateway Faculty, Victoria Holmes.

Notre Dame Engineering students in front of the Tower of London


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

  • EG44301: Sustainability and Urban Infrastructure

In order to transition to more sustainable systems, it is critical to understand (a) what sustainability is, from a technical perspective (b) how our current infrastructure developed historically (c) how our urban infrastructure works and (d) how we can adapt infrastructure to enhance sustainability. This course will use simple mathematical models to describe the concept of sustainability and the consequences of neglecting it. Then, it will describe urban infrastructure systems, how they developed historically, and how urban systems can transition to more sustainable modes. This course will emphasize environmental systems (potable water, stormwater, and wastewater); address power and electrical grids and transportation/communication systems; and highlight differences between developed and developing countries.

  • HIST 34388: At Home with the Victorians

Everyone has a sense of home, and, to the British in the Victorian period, home developed into an obsession that continues today. This course looks at the everyday spaces inhabited by the Victorians in London and the surrounding provinces. “Home” to the Victorians came in many guises, both temporal and permanent, domestic and institutional, charitable and municipal, and the experience within varied significantly between the classes. Students will explore life behind closed doors using a range of primary sources alongside secondary reading. In taking this course, students will gain a nuanced understanding of domestic and institutional life through the spectrum of home and engage with the broader social, political, and economic developments in Victorian society.


July 3 – August 10, 2024


While in London, students live in Notre Dame’s Conway Hall, an historic building south of the River Thames, near Waterloo Station and King’s College London.

Conway Hall features modern dorm-apartment rooms.

Conway Hall, London student residence
Notre Dame’s Conway Hall

Program Fee

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

The program fee includes the cost of 6 Notre Dame credits; accommodations; 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 the cost of airfare, meals, or airport transportation; passport/visa fee; 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 – 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