Humanitarian Engineering Major

Overview

Humanitarian Engineering is the application of engineering to meet the needs of communities globally; while maintaining a focus on appropriateness and sustainability. This major is the first of its kind in Australia and open to all streams of undergraduate engineering. Humanitarian engineers are skilled engineers from all disciplines. They apply their skills and knowledge to challenges which arise in developing countries, during all stages of disasters, in indigenous communities and improving sustainability globally. In the major students will explore international aid and development, and learn from experienced practitioners and industry partners about how to work in developing communities, remote areas, and communities in disaster response and recovery.

Students will have the opportunity to conduct local or overseas fieldwork and apply their knowledge to analyse the challenges faced by Australia’s close neighbours, such as rapid urbanisation, persistent poverty and climate change. This major forms the foundation for a career in Humanitarian Engineering in public, private or not-for-profit sectors. This course develops core skills in multi-disciplinary team work and cross-cultural competence, as well as preparing globally-minded engineers, which are all highly valued graduate attributes to any employer.

This major best aligns with the Civil and Biomedical streams.

Unit of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Humanitarian Engineering Major

Unit of study table

Complete 24 credit points of units of study as specified:
Complete all 12 credit points from:
CIVL3310
Humanitarian Engineering
6      Semester 1
CIVL5320
Engineering for Sustainable Development
6    P CIVL3310 OR CIVL9310
Semester 2
Complete 6 credit points from:
CIVL5330
Global Engineering Field Work
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive July
Complete 6 credit points from:
ASNS2665
Understanding Southeast Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points
Semester 1
PMGT3857
International Project Management
6      Semester 2
EDUF3026
Global Perspectives, Poverty and Education
6    P 42 credit points of units
Semester 2
ITLS6007
Disaster Relief Operations
6    N TPTM6390
Winter Main
HSBH3009
International Health
6    P 48 credit points of units
N BACH3128
Semester 2