Civil Engineering Trieste

This is a 5/6-week program during July/August 2018 (Summer II). A typical class day will consist of 4 hours of class time and 1-2 hours of directed study/homework. The University of Trieste will provide housing, affordable meals and a comfortable classroom. Some of its students will be invited to attend our classes for mutual cultural exchange and interaction. The program includes at least five cultural/technical visits to Trieste, Venice (by train), Vajont Dam/Dolomites (by bus), Croatia (by boat), Slovenia (by bus) and Rizzani/De Eccher, a large international Civil Engineering firm (by bus) and more opportunities to do personal excursions. TAMU engineering students have a unique opportunity to have Dr. Quadrifoglio (a native of Trieste) and Dr. Damnjanovic (spent much of his childhood summers in Istria Peninsula) led this study abroad program!

The international location will allow students to learn how civil engineering systems/projects and their related problems exist elsewhere in the world and will be exposed to a different cultural and professional setting, preparing them for a global work environment.

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    • Locations: Italy/Croatia/Slovenia
    • Dates: June 30 - Aug 9, 2018 (Summer II)
      We will accommodate late check-ins for students enrolled in Summer I courses
    • Majors: Civil Engineering

Location Information

Trieste, Italy

Trieste is a wonderful, mid-size city with a distinctive, international feel. Located at the tip of the Adriatic Sea, the city is not far from Venice. Trieste is often recognized as the gateway between Western and Eastern Europe, thanks to its history and its geographical location (close by Slovenia and the beautiful Istria Peninsula, Croatia, and not far from Austria). The University of Trieste is located in a magnificent spot overseeing the city and its gulf. The University of Trieste is among the best universities in Italy and among the top 400 universities in the world.

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Faculty Leaders

Dr. Luca Quadrifoglio
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
301I DLEB | (979)458-4171

Dr. Ivan Damnjanovic
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
705E DLEB | (979)862-6616

Engineering Global Programs
Engineering Activities Building A

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Ms. Erin Kibler
Study Abroad Program Office
3262 TAMU | (979) 845-0596

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Courses Offered (6 CR Total)

CVEN 322: Civil Engineering Systems (3 CR) - Required course for CVEN majors

Course will also count as a technical elective in BAEN, CHEN, ISEN, MEEN, and NUEN.

Prerequisite: Check with your academic advisor to determine prerequisites

CVEN 349: Civil Engineering Project Management (3 CR) – Students must meet with CVEN undergraduate advisor to discuss how course will count toward degree plan

Course will also count as a technical elective in BAEN, CHEN, ISEN, MEEN, and NUEN.

Prerequisite: Check with your academic advisor to determine prerequisites

ENGR 485: Directed Studies (3 CR - for non CVEN majors) – Students must meet with Dr. Damnjanovic to discuss how course will count towards the requirements for the engineering project management minor

Prerequisite: Check with your academic advisor to determine prerequisites

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA 
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Students are required to attend all study abroad program specific meetings and the general orientation workshop in the semester prior to departure.

Scholarship & Financial Aid


The Study Abroad Programs Office offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through Scholarships & Financial Aid and deadlines are listed on the website below. The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2018. To apply, please visit:


The college of engineering is offering scholarship for selected student who has a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application. There is no need to apply for the engineering scholarship, it is automatic if students meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application
  • Satisfy the course requirements for admission
  • Be admitted and confirmed by Feb. 15, 2018
  • Required to attend all Study Abroad Programs Office (SAPO) and College of Engineering pre-trip orientations
  • Submit requested documents by deadlines

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M University study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236.

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:


The following chart estimates the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.
Cost subject to change.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Housing, Tours, Excursions, Group Meals, Coordination and Administration, Faculty Expenses, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), SAPO Administrative Fee, Miscellaneous $3,900
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 6 credit hours; not all fees included)* $2,200
International Airfare and travel documents (includes $145 for passport + visa if needed) $2,340
 Textbooks, supplies, and some meals. Personal Spending not included. $ Varies
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application$500
Total Estimated Cost$7,940+

*Check the Student Business Services website ( for exact tuition/fee amount as it varies per student.