The tropical environment of the “Island Paradise” Bali as well as the strong international orientation of Udayana University attract hundreds of students annually and make Bali a unique place to study abroad.
This fifteen-week program combines English lectures and guest presentations, weekly excursions and workshops, leisure activities, and cultural events.
Six modules lend insight to building and construction in Southeast Asian countries, especially in the tropics – be it earthquake science, natural materials, renewable energies and sustainability or urban transportation.
30 Credit Points
Within the Southeast Asian Architecture program you can receive up to 30 credit points. All credits are transferable to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Apart from the classic technical and constructive tasks, civil engineers in Indonesia have to deal with special challenges: due to their location along the so called „Pacific Ring of Fire“, the Indonesian islands are exposed to frequent earth movements. One of the most important components of the engineer’s work is the development and implementation of earthquake-resistant buildings and constructions. Particular attention is also given to sustainability, natural materials and solutions for urban traffic in Asian countries.
The 15-week class “Southeast Asian Civil Engineering” combines lectures, exercises and excursions. It reveals the special challenges of building constructions in the tropics and teaches how to develop individual concepts for these particular requirements.
Facts & Figures
How is the course organized?
- Lectures in English
- Language course in “Bahasa Indonesia”
- Selected cultural events
Who can participate?
- Civil engineering
- Material Science
- Related subject areas
Master students and graduates are also invited to participate.
Why study in Bali?
- receive detailed knowledge about planning and construction in the Tropics
- experience Tropical Living in Bali through workshops and excursions
- earn up to 30 credit points
- meet students from around the world
- gain valuable insights into the cultural diversity of Indonesia
- Earthquake Science (5 CP)
- Natural Materials (5 CP)
- Urban Transportation (5 CP)
- Renewable Energy & Sustainability (5 CP)
- Student Project (8 CP)
- Indonesian Language, History & Culture (2 CP)
Indonesia is located on the so-called “Pacific Ring of Fire”, a volcanic belt that encircles the Pacific Ocean on three sides. Mild to severe earthquakes can repeatedly occur along this belt. Based on the different types of earthquakes; architectural principles will be investigated, in order to consider the best site-specific building structures. (5 CP)
The objective of the course is to introduce students to the natural materials available and being used in tropical countries such as Indonesia and to provide them with knowledge on the properties of these materials. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the main discussion on green & sustainable concepts of materials, as well as in developing innovative applications. (5 CP)
The course is intended to acquaint students with relevant issues, challenges, and future prospects of urban transport in South East Asian countries for which Bali is considered as the case study area. Students are given the opportunity to study and investigate systems and conceptions meticulously and discuss sustainable solutions for current challenges. (5 CP)
Renewable Energy & Sustainability
The course aims to introduce the basic concepts, principles and uses of various renewable energy sources and devices including bio-energy, solar energy, wind energy, micro-hydro, wave and tidal power, geothermal and fuel cells. Students will develop the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems of renewable energy conversion. (5 CP)
The Student Project offers the opportunity to conduct research based on one of the four topics presented: Earthquak Science, Natural Materials, Urban Transportation, or Renewable Energy & Sustainability. By comparing and combining Southeast Asian and Western planning principles, new approaches can be created. (8 CP)
The Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) is the national language of Indonesia. The language connects the inhabitants of the country, which counts around 500 individual languages and dialects in the different regions. Students will learn basics and helpful sentences, which are useful for every day situations. (5 CP)
Excursions & Workshops
You can apply online, using our online registration form. Have your letter of enrolment, a copy of your passport ID page as well as a high-resolution picture of yours handy.
Sign the registration confirmation and send it back to us. Your registration is now complete and you will receive all further information regarding study fees, visa, accommodation, etc.