Spring Semester 2020
Tentative: Early January - Mid May, 2020
The United Kingdom
The courses will focus on international construction contracting, foreign aspects of contract laws, international dispute resolution, risk management and national and European Union legislation that affect construction, especially as practiced by American companies in the European setting. The courses will review the various types of contracts and insurance used for construction work and focus on distinction in the U.K. market. Intensive training on the contracting types used in foreign construction markets, common areas for dispute, as well as methods for preventing and resolving disputes in that process, will be the structure of most guest lecturers. Students are expected to have an understanding of contract methods and dispute resolution systems most commonly used in the U.S. and the U.K. and to a lesser extent other international markets, at the conclusion of the course. There will also be the opportunity to view case studies of the conflicts between laws from various nations and how to overcome those conflicts, as well as to look more closely at the effects of legal differences in the U.S. versus the European Union on risk management. Finally, London offers unique access to many insurance underwriters who make determinations on the availability and costs of insurance for construction projects both in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
- COSC 463 : Introduction to Construction Law ( 3 cr.)
- COSC 465 : Advanced Law Topics in Construction ( 3 cr.)
- COSC 468 : Specialized Risk Management for Construction Industry Professionals ( 3 cr.)
- COSC 381 : Professional Ethics in the Construction Industry ( 1 cr.)
- COSC 485 : Directed Studies ( 3 cr.)
- COSC 484 : Internship ( 3 cr.)
- Professor approval
- Must be admitted into upper level Construction Science courses at the time of departure
- Must attend ALL program-specific orientations
- A full semester in one of the business and cultural hubs of the world
- Site visits and networking opportunities integrated into your classes
- Past trips to cultural sites in London and the UK have included Stonehenge and Bath, Canterbury and Dover
|Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account
|Accommodations, Internship, Constructionarium & other Program Related Expenses
|Additional Excursions and Cultural Site Visits
|Study Abroad Admin Fee
|Estimated Additional Expensese - not included in Program Fee
|Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 16 hours)*
|Travel Documents (passport and visa)
|Textbooks and Supplies
|Total Estimated Cost
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://uwide.tamu.edu/
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed on the brochure will be due in full the term prior to program departure. Program fees will be posted in full on the fall 2019 tuition statement. Please see the below chart for an outline of the due dates. Program payments will be posted in 3 payments:
- $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
- $1,000 Program Deposit
- Remaining Program Balance
Students are encouraged to confirm their participation by August 1st in order to take advantage of the university’s fall semester payment installment plan.
|$400 Confirmation Fee
||Due Within 2 Weeks of Confirmation
|$1,000 Program Deposit
||Posts to Fall Billing Statement.
Installment Due Dates:
|Remaining Program Fee
|Learn more about the university's installment plan here.
Per the Study Abroad Programs Office Withdrawal Policy, in the case of a withdrawal from a faculty-led program, the $400 confirmation fee is non-recoverable and the $1,000 deposit may be refunded if you withdraw from the program as long as the expenses made on your behalf are recoverable. Depending on the time of your withdrawal, you may have to pay a portion or all of the amount if funds spent on your behalf cannot be recovered. Once posted, the $400 confirmation payment and all non-recoverable expenses are not refundable.