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ST | China's Environmental Challenges
Beijing, China; guangzhou, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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Term Year Deadline Decision Date Approx. Host Institution Start Date Approx. Host Institution End Date
Winter 2019 21/12/2018 21/12/2018 30/06/2019 14/07/2019
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Science, Engineering & Health (SEH) Study level: Undergraduate
Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
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China's Environmental Challeng

Program Details
  • Program Leader: Matthew Currell 
  • Dates: 30 June 2019 - 14 July 2019
  • Availability: Minimum 12, maximum 21 students
The China's Environmental Challenges study tour is a hands-on experiential learning program for environmental engineering and science students. Students spend two weeks in China, conducting site visits to major environmental engineering projects with RMIT staff and local Chinese experts.  

Major topic areas covered include air, soil and water pollution; mine-site remediation; groundwater depletion; water-energy nexus and urbanisation. Students work in teams to propose an innovative technical and/or policy solution to one of China’s environmental challenges.
Find out more about this study tour from the 2017 student video here.

Program Cost
We anticipate the following costs (approximate):

  • Flights: $1250 (students are responsible for sourcing their own flights)
  • Accommodation: $850
  • Meals: $750
  • Host country visa: $100
  • Total: $3000-3500
Additional costs to consider:
  • RMIT tuition fee for OENG1113
  • Passport
  • Personal expenses: You should prepare for $200-300 for snacks, drinks, souvenirs
  • Immunisations (See your doctor)?
Students must ensure that they can financially support themselves during this study tour before they consider applying.
** Travel insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. 
For more detailed information, please refer here

Students in the BH080, BH096 and BP192 programs (you must have an elective available)

Academic Credit
OENG1113 China's Environmental Challenges

Selection and Application process
Step 1: Students will be required to apply via Mobi by clicking on the above "Apply now" button by completing the following Questionnaires in full by 21 December 2018
  1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
    • Include a copy of your Passport ID page
  2. Short Term Mobility: General Information
    • Please submit a Statement of purpose that answers the following questions:
      • What are your motivations for wanting to participate in China's Environmental Challenges?
      • Provide examples of your capacity for professional, ethical conduct (e.g. at university, employment or extra-curricular activities). (no more than 500 words)
Step 2: Applications will be assessed and shortlisted on a rolling basis until places are filled.

Step 3: Successful students will be required to confirm their place on this study tour in Mobi. Once your application is approved, to accept your place you will be required to commit to the program in Mobi, 

Step 4: Students also need to enrol in the course OENG1113 in Semester 2, 2019
For 2019, there are:
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experiences website for additional funding options.

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