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About Engineering Rome

Engineering Rome is a UW Exploration Seminar that covers Roman and Italian engineering over a range of 3,000 years from Ancient Rome to the present day. It consists of a preparatory 1-credit Spring seminar and one 5-credit course, CEE 409 Engineering Rome. First, a once-per-week orientation session meets in Spring 2017 to provide background information, and program orientation. Second, an in-depth session meets in Rome, Italy at the UW Rome Center for three weeks during the 2017 Summer-Fall quarter break (24 August to 18 September 2017). More on UW Study Abroad at: http://studyabroad.washington.edu.
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Engineering Rome Class of 2015. Left to right: Steve Muench (director and in the shadows), Michelle Rabena, Aaron Couch, Shirley Chen, Alyssa Yap, Claire Cyra, Jacob Debernardi, Kevin Nguyen, Alec Harrison, Sean MacDonald, Elizabeth Guilford, Bailey Cook, Megan Anderson, Heta Kosonen (TA). Not pictured: Ann Albright, Jillian Backman, Mia Elizaga, Marissa Gelms, Madeline Hubbard.


Program Content

This program relies on its proximity to over 3,000 years of cutting-edge engineering in the heart of Rome. It provides engineering students or those interested in engineering a unique international and historical perspective on the engineering practice and its contributions to society. Rome is one of the richest sites in the world for exploring engineering through the ages from ancient Roman aqueducts, to Baroque basilicas, to modern subways, to sustainable life in a massive modern city. Students, will interact with local experts on Roman cities, archeology, construction, infrastructure and sustainability. Students will develop skills that allow them to analyze and evaluate civil infrastructure of all ages. Skills will be put to practice with classroom engineering analysis, expert lectures, and site visits guided by Roman experts in the engineering aspects of these sites (both modern and ancient).

UW Catalog Description

CEE 409/509 Engineering Rome is officially listed in the UW as CEE 409 (if you are an undergraduate student) and CEE 509 (if you are a graduate student). You can read the full course description right here:

  • "Engineering-focused Exploration Seminar that covers Roman civil engineering over 3,000 years from Ancient Rome to the present day. Introduction to civil engineering topics reinforced by practical engineering calculations, local experts and site visits. Provides international and historical perspective on engineering and the contributions of engineers to infrastructure and society."

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Ponte Fabricio, the oldest bridge in Rome (built 62 BC) provides access to Isola Tiberina.

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