Bader International Study Centre


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Global Project Management in the 21st Century

Engineering in an Interdisciplinary Age

Students from the undergraduate Engineering program at Queen’s University have the opportunity to participate in a six-week professional experience centered in and around the global city of London, UK. Beginning in May 2015, this summer workshop, which focuses on “thinking globally” will consider how engineering operates in the new world order. Students looking to enhance their global career prospects or to enter competitive graduate or professional programs will find great benefit in this specialized, international study experience.

NOTE: completion of the 3 courses in this workshop will satisfy ALL 9 units of elective Complementary Studies credits required for the engineering undergraduate degree (two List A courses, one List D course).

Course Information


ENGL 278/3.0 - Literature and Place (Comp studies List A)

This innovative course uses novels, short stories and poems to analyze the evolving vision of London as a world city. This is a textual based course, evaluating the changing nature of “space and place” in the urban environment by examining the literature of London over the past two-hundred years.

Prerequisite: All students must have passed the English Proficiency Test (EPT)

INTS 324/3.0 - International Perspectives in the Creative Arts ll: Deconstructing the City (Visual Space and the Modern) (Comp studies List A)

This course examines how theories and debates in urban design have been implemented historically in the development of cities, and in the development of the culture of cities. This course will look intensively at how such issues as ghettoization, poverty management, and management of transportation networks, as well as disaster management has penetrated the cultural imagination, and how that cultural imagination then reshapes our relationship to the city.

APSC 223/3.0 - Global Project Management (Comp studies List D)

This course will cover the knowledge areas and processes of the globally-recognized PM Body of Knowledge: integration, scope, cost, time, risk, human resources, stakeholders and procurement management. The focus will be a practical, applied approach, utilizing the global city of London, its engineering firms, experts, practitioners and massive engineering undertakings (The Shard, Cross-Rail, the Eurotunnel, the Thames Barrier, etc.) to investigate the problems, challenges and successes of managing global engineering projects. Note that the first week of instruction for this course will be held at Queen’s, prior to the start of the 6-week BISC-based workshop.

Prerequisite: APSC 221 or CHEE310 or permission of the instructor. Students are encouraged to have taken engineering economics prior to taking the Global Project Management courses, however it is not critical, if you have not yet completed APSC221 or CHEE310 then please e-mail Lynann Clapham to discuss the possibility of a prerequisite waiver.

*Note these will be submitted as new course additions to the 2014/2015 Queen’s Academic Calendars.

Teaching Methods

Speakers, group work, numerous field studies, case studies, presentations, seminars, traditional lectures and evaluations of readings.

Field Studies

Examples of Field Studies*

Students will have numerous field studies and overnights in London and South East England to take advantage of the city, the region, and its global engineering culture.

*subject to change.

Field School Information

Program Schedule 2015 Dates

May 1 - 7: Kingston

May 8 - June 20: Bader International Study Centre

Enrolment / Deadline

35 students. Apply by March 15th, 2015

Participant Profile

Undergraduate student with Level 2 standing and in good academic standing


$9850 CAD which includes tuition, residence and meals at the Castle, transportation and entrance fees for field studies. Students will need additional funds for personal spending, some meals during field studies, health and travel insurance, and transport to and from the UK.

Amended September 2014