Study Abroad in Rome

Study Abroad Summer Math and Engineering Courses for STEM Majors

John Cabot University offers Engineering and Mathematics courses for STEM majors during the five-week Summer I and II sessions. The objective of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to remain on track or speed up their time to graduation while participating in an international experience that allows them to appreciate the history and engineering feats of Ancient Rome. Students earn transferable credit and take advantage of a variety of extracurricular activities and support services provided by the university. During summer 2019, JCU welcomed 100 undergraduate engineering students from over 20 universities.

Summer I 2021: May 19 - June 26
Summer II 2021: July 1 - August 7


To facilitate the transfer of academic credit, the syllabi for JCU’s engineering courses are developed in collaboration with major engineering programs in the US that are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The curriculum focuses on standard first-and second-year engineering and mathematics courses taught by visiting summer engineering and mathematics faculty from major universities.

The JCU summer engineering program includes a collaboration with the Italian university Università Roma Tre Department of Engineering. JCU is designated as a project work site for Roma Tre doctoral students; in 2019, the summer engineering and mathematics courses for STEM majors included visits to the doctoral students’ labs and presentations and discussions about their ongoing research.

Please find our engineering and mathematics course syllabi below.

Engineering Courses

ENGR 200 Material and Energy Balances
ENGR 210 Statics
ENGR 211 Mechanics of Materials
ENGR 213 Thermodynamics
ENGR 220 Fluid Mechanics
ENGR 226 Microcontroller Programming and Applications
ENGR 227: Electrical Engineering I: Basic Circuits

Mathematics Courses

MA 101 Algebra
MA 197 Pre-Calculus
MA 198 Calculus I
MA 299 Calculus II
MA 208 Statistics I
MA 209 Statistics II
MA 491 Linear Algebra
MA 495 Differential Equation

Note for Study Abroad Offices: If you would like to suggest new courses to help develop your University's engineering abroad program, or to ask for more information, please contact Dean Mary Merva ([email protected]). In addition to the STEM courses, there are more than 130 courses in art history, business, communications, economics, humanities, and social science available during JCU's two summer sessions.


John Cabot University Summer Engineering Scholarships of $500 per session are automatically applied to engineering majors. Please check with your study abroad office or contact us regarding eligibility and for additional cost information. For further information contact [email protected]   

Application deadline is April 1 (Summer I session) or May 1 (Summer II session).

Apply now for Summer I or Summer II.