Summer course on Entrepreneurial Analysis of Engineering Design (TG 421 – Section I)

Monday, May 20, 2013 12:45 am

Location: Stevens Institute of Technology

Graduate School – Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Guadalajara (Mexico)

School of Systems and Enterprises - Stevens Institute of Technology (USA)

Dept. of Industrial Engineering - University of Naples Federico II (Italy)


Short Course description

Duration and credit

·         Total credits: 3

·         Total number of hours: 40 (including lectures, invited speeches, labs and two half days company visits)

·         Duration: 2 weeks full immersion (May 20th – June 2nd, 2013)

·         Location: University of Naples Federico II, School of Engineering, Piazzale Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples (Italy)

·         Course taught in English by Stevens Professors and international guest speakers


·         The students have to enroll for the spring semester as usual, indicating the Italian class as one of the classes they would be taking.  This class in Italy is the course equivalent to TG 421


Why students should consider attending this course

·         Get Stevens Course Credit while Traveling Abroad

·         Lighten your credit load in Fall 2013 by traveling to Europe in May to take a class And the course in Italy is included in the cost of your spring tuition.  You only pay for travel and associated accommodations

Study abroad has obvious benefits such as providing understanding and appreciation for other cultures and perspectives. New frames of reference allow those who study abroad to compare and contrast their own education, professional goals and socio-cultural values with those of their host country.  Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

Opinion leaders, policy makers and practitioners consider studying abroad as critical and distinctive in the education of Engineers and Employers look favorably on students who have study abroad experience:

·         The National Academy of Engineering on Educating the Engineer of 2020 calls for tomorrow’s engineers to be able to live, learn, and understand other cultures and environments.

·         ABET calls for engineers to have a “broad education necessary to understand other cultures and environments”.

·         According to Thomas Friedman, our world is flat.  And this ‘flattening’ of the world is taking place in an ever-quickening pace.   In a global economy borders are not barriers; where knowledge about another culture or foreign environment is very much an asset from the employer’s viewpoint. The globalization of industry and engineering practice is upon us, and as educators we must assist our students in providing them a global understanding.  Study abroad is one method to this end.

·         Ann Stock, Assistant Secretary of State for educational and cultural affairs said, “For American students to be competitive in today’s globalized world, international experience is critically important”.

For more information, please download UNINA Summer Course.pdf