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Humanitarian Engineering Major


This major is the first of its kind in Australia. It will help you develop the crucial skills to plan, implement, and maintain infrastructure in rural Australian areas and developing countries.

You will explore international aid and development, and learn from experienced practitioners and industry partners about how to work in disadvantaged communities, fragile states, and communities in disaster recovery.

You’ll also have the opportunity to conduct local or overseas fieldwork and apply your knowledge to analyse the challenges faced by Australia’s close neighbours, such as rapid urbanisation and entrenched poverty.

This major best aligns with the Civil stream.

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 follows:
Humanitarian Engineering
6      Semester 2
Global Engineering Field Work
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive February
Intensive July
Understanding Southeast Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
CIVL5320 Engineering for Sustainable Development (available from 2018)