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  • Locations: Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Non-UD Students:
Yes Language coursework offered: No
Field of study: Engineering Program Advisor: Erin Gahimer
Academic Level:
Max credit hours:
CAP-Approved Courses: Yes
Program Description:

Manufacturing Systems and History in England

About the Program

This program will examine the development of manufacturing systems in England, with particular emphasis on the automobile industry and sustainable manufacturing. Students will participate in courses that examine the history and application of modern and future production concepts, as well as sustainable and efficient manufacturing processes through coursework, design activities, engagement with industry, and visits to production facilities and museums. Industry comparisons will be made with the United States as students explore centers of manufacturing development in Coventry and London.

As part of this course, students will have the opportunity to visit the design studios and manufacturing operations of English companies such as Jaguar and Land Rover to learn how the principles learned in class are practiced in industry. Students will also experience many cultural activities like visiting the Coventry Transport Museum and other local historic sites.

Coventry Transportation Museum

Curricular Options

ISE 441: Production Engineering (3 credits)
Analysis and design of systems of personnel and machines for production processes. Forecasting, scheduling, production and inventory control.

ISE 408: Lean Management and Six Sigma Methods (3 credits)
Study of the principles and current practices of optimizing production using Lean Management and Six Sigma concepts. Just-in-Time, Kaizen, set-up reduction, pull systems, focused factories, standard operations, total productive maintenance, defect-free processing methods.  Six Sigma problem solving methodology, incorporating statistical concepts and other problem solving tools are studied and applied.

HST 344: History of Science, Technology & the Modern Corporation (3 credits)
Historical study of the emergence of twentieth-century science-based industry. Prerequisite(s): HST 103 or equivalent.
CAP Status: Crossing Boundaries Integrative

UDI 310: MAXIE: Experience (1 Credit)
This courses aims to utilize the city as the classroom where students can make sense of their experience through interactive discussion, group activities, and independent journaling. Through reflection, students internalize their study abroad experience and may undergo changes impacting attitudes and actions in their home country and at UD.  Graded minicourse required of all student participants.

City Council Coventry     Coventry


Professor Beth Hart (Lecturer, Engineering) (Site Coordinator)
Professor Chuck Edmonson (Professor, Engineering Technology)
Dr. Marina Johnson (Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology)
Dr. Verb Washington  (Lecturer, History)


Students must be 18 years of age and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.

Pre-Departure Orientation

For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making a study abroad a valuable learning experience.  All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (6 class meetings plus 1 general session on health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings).

The schedule for your UDI 220 class is as follows:
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Section Number: UDI 220 – MG
Classes begin the week of March 6, 2017 and last until the end of the semester.

Once students have changed their status to “committed” in the application system, they should register for UDI 220 via Porches by searching Spring 2017, Mini-Courses (as the Department), selecting UDI 220, and finding the correct section number.

Cost and Refund Policy

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Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
1 2 3 4
Program Value:
1 2 3 4
Academic Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experiences:
1 2 3 4

This program is currently not accepting applications.