Key information

  • Destination/s: United Arab Emirates 
  • Dates: 4 – 15 December 2023 (tentative)
  • Cost: TBC + airfares
  • Funding available: OS HELP Loans available for eligible students
  • Eligible students: Undergraduate Engineering students 
  • Applications close: 31 August, 2023
  • Register your interest

Study tour overview

This is an Engineering study tour to the United Arab Emirates (mainly Dubai and Abu Dhabi) where we will visit industrial, government organisations and universities. 

You will have the opportunity to attend workshops and make site visits to major companies (ADNOC, MASADR, SHAMS, Mubadala, Medical Centres) The study tour will also include visits to historical and cultural sites.

This study tour has been running for the past 3 years (prior to the pandemic) and had  extremely positive feedback from students. This tour will introduce you to a global perspective of engineering in terms of manufacturing, sustainability and management and will give you an opportunity to understand the Middle Eastern culture and the economic driving forces in the region.

Highlights / tentative itinerary

We will visit headquarters of major corporations in the UAE and attend cultural events. Major corporations/sites may include:

  • Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
  • Mobadala
  • Medical Facilities in Abu Dhabi
  • Shams
  • Academic Institutions
  • Barakah Nuclear Power Plant 
  • Cultural Sites in UAE

More details will be provided closer to the departure date. 

Academic Information

Which unit/s can this program be taken for as credit?

  • EAT20008

Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):


Eligibility and selection criteria

All Engineering undergraduate students in their 3rd or 4th year. This tour will count towards 4 - 6 weeks of professional exposure (in EAT20008). Preferences will be given to students who seek to complete their 12 weeks in EAT20008.

Program cost includes:

  • Accommodation 
  • Breakfasts
  • In-country transport (where practical)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner 
  • Travel insurance (subject to eligibility)

Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):

  • International airfares
  • Most meals 
  • Tuition Fees
  • Visa (if required)

*Program cost is approximate at the time of being listed online. 

The following types of funding are available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program:

  • OS Help Loan of up to $8,817 (as at 2023)

Information session(s)

Information sessions will be scheduled in the coming months. In the mean time, please register your interest to find out more.

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Still not sure?

For further details on this program please contact:

Ismat Hijazin
+61 9214 8007

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