London, England Summer Engineering

View from Waterloo Bridge towards the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and London Eye in London, England.

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 2023 London 1 program will be led by Notre Dame Professors Ryan McClarren and Ramzi Bualuan.

Notre Dame Engineering students in front of the Tower of London

Courses

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

  • EG 44xxx: Machine Learning for Engineers
  • CSE 34777: Creative Programing with Processing

In this new course, Machine Learning for Engineers, we will cover an overview of machine learning, Linear models for regression and classification, Decision Trees and Random Forests for Regression and Classification, Finding Structure within a Data Set: Data Reduction and Clustering, Feed-Forward Neural Networks, Convolutional Neural Networks for Scientific Images and Other Large Data sets, Recurrent Neural Networks, Unsupervised Learning with Neural Networks: Autoencoders, and Reinforcement Learning with Policy Gradients. Tutorials will be provided on the computation tools required to use the machine learning methods covered and case studies will be used during this course.

The Creative Programming with Processing course introduces Processing, a programming language that uses computational and generative art as a context. It is designed for the construction of 2D and 3D visual forms and animation. It comes with its own IDE (Integrated Development Environment), which is light-weight but well-suited for the kind of rapid prototyping needed for dynamic visual work. Processing is a great way to introduce or strengthen programming by catalyzing excitement, creativity, and innovation. There are no prerequisites for this course, but students may find it useful to have had any programming course beforehand, even a basic introductory one.

Dates

May 23 – July 1

Housing

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 cost of the 2023 program is $8,800, plus a $250 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.

Apply

Applications will be accepted between September 22, 2022 and November 1, 2022.

Program assignments and waitlist notifications occur before Christmas break.

Questions?

Feel free to contact:

Mike Kitz
Executive Director, Summer Engineering International Programs
mkitz@nd.edu

Todd Taylor
Director, Summer Engineering International Programs
ttaylo24@nd.edu