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Milan, Italy MAE 2300: Thermodynamics I

Take a core engineering course, make progress toward your degree completion, and visit global engineering companies while enjoying Italy’s fascinating history and culture this summer 2019.

Join MU Engineering professor Stephen Lombardo, for Thermodynamics this summer in Milan. In addition to the campus culture at the Politecnico di Milano and the surrounding area, there will be tours and activities available to fit around your class schedule. Classes and company projects will be held Monday-Thursday, with three-day weekends to allow more time to explore.

Classes are held Monday – Thursday, with three-day weekends to allow more time for student travel.

Courses taught in English.

Program Dates

Students must be in Milan no later than Friday, May 31 for check-in and orientation and students can depart accommodations on Saturday, June 29.

*Students will be required to attend 1-2 pre-departure classes covering some course material, safety, packing, and other travel requirements.


Milan, Italy

Program Activities

  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Site visits and excursions during free afternoons and evenings, such as cooking classes and Lake Como tour
  • Three-day weekends (Thursday evenings – Sunday)


Shared student apartments


Course prerequisites: Physics 2750 (Physics I)

Open to all engineering departments, UM System and SEC students

Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors


Program Fee: $3,500*
*Includes on-site support, housing, international health insurance, Engineering Study Abroad fees, International Center fees, cultural excursions, program-related transportation, partner university lectures, company visits and some meals.

Additional Costs

Tuition & Educational Fees (3 credits hours): $1,516*
*Based on Missouri Resident tuition & fees

Airfare: $1,250 – $1,300

Personal Expenditure Estimates
Meals & Local Transportation $1,000

Click here to check itemized costs for Missouri Residents

Click here to check itemized costs for Non-Residents

These budgets are an estimate valid at the time of printing and are subject to change.  Depending on your personal spending habits, you may spend more or less than the figures provided. The given amounts are estimated costs based on current exchange rates and on the information provided to us by your host program or institution.

Financial Aid

All eligible students may apply for scholarships through the College of Engineering Study Abroad programs found here.

Financial Aid packages are typically granted in the form of low-interest student loans that cover all trip related expenses (tuition, fees, accommodations, activities and personal expenses)

To be considered for aid, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a study abroad trip
  • Complete your financial aid worksheet with your study abroad advisor
    • Take the sheet to Student Financial Aid in 11 Jesse Hall to meet with a financial aid advisor (no appointment necessary or an appointment can be made through MU Connect).

If you are awarded financial aid for study abroad, it will be applied to your MU account according to the regular financial aid disbursement schedule.


Apply now.

  • First come, first serve basis until the course is full (Limited to 30 students).

Registration deadline: February 14, 2019

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Course Instructor

Dr. Stephen Lombardo

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