If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

Evolution of European Transportation Systems and Supply Chains

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Germany, Austria,, United Kingdom
Course # SA 10505
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/18/24 to 06/01/24

Program Leader

Name Darcy Bullock
Email darcy@purdue.edu
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

This 2024 class continues and builds on successful Study Abroad classes offered in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, and 2023.  Constructing and operating well-integrated multi-modal systems is an engineering challenge that is difficult to comprehend only from a textbook. This course provides an opportunity to see the construction and operational activities involved in integrating the region’s airports, trains, subway, pedestrian, and bicycle infrastructure.  Supply chain logistics will be addressed during site visits to major automotive and aircraft assembly plants. 

The class will begin in London with visits to Tower Bridge, London City Airport, Crossrail Stations, and several cultural sites. Students will travel to German sites in Munich, Berlin, Wolfsburg, and Potsdam for visits to VW and BMW  assembly lines, Munich airport airside operations, and several cultural sites. Students will also visit Salzburg, Austria for a salt mine tour. The course provides active learning experiences to introduce students to various types of European transportation infrastructure and systems.   Experience with public transportation systems, bike orientation tours, and cultural experiences will be highlighted in each city.

This course will be advertised broadly to recruit students from Civil Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Construction Engineering.  Past experience in this Study Abroad course has found that a substantial amount of peer-to-peer education occurs between related disciplines. 

**Callout -October 12, 5:30-6:30 in HAMP 2123

For more information, contact:
Professor Darcy Bullock, Civil Engineering


Academic Credit

Eanr 3 Credits CE 49700.  Students much check with their academic advisor to see how this class can be used in their Plan of Study.  All students must be in good academic standing to be considered for acceptance.  


 Open to all Engineering majors

**Please note there no fianancial obligation to apply.  You will not be obligated until after acceptance and a deposit is paid in December**

**Callout -October 12, 5:30-6:30 in HAMP 2123

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated Program Cost (fee finalized by Feb. 1, 2024)

Program fee estimated at $3,950 (*less if eligible for the Purdue Moves Scholarship) which includes: all housing, in-country transportation, excursions, approx. 16 meals, three credits, and international health insurance.

Additional expenses: Airfare (est. $1,200), Passport, Visas (if necessary), some meals, and personal spending money.

Purdue Moves Scholarship is available.  See the financial resources tab on the Study Abroad website for information on this scholarship. 

Application Deadline

Open until 20 spots are filled

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.