M.Sc in Humanitarian Engineering, UK 2019

University of Warwick

Study in:United Kingdom
15 days
Deadline: 31 July 2019


The Humanitarian Engineering program offered by the University of Warwick has been designed to push the boundaries of what students should expect from their learning and financial investment. is ideal for students who are looking to explore all the professional and disciplinary facets of humanitarian challenges.

What is Humanitarian Engineering?

Most simply, it is learning how to ‘engineer’ solutions to the world’s most complex and diverse global issues.

Far from being a simple task, academics at Warwick have seen the need to pioneer a more innovative and holistic approach, and since 2015 have been researching and developing a new vision.

The aim is to take students and professionals from diverse backgrounds (e.g. law, science, education, engineering, humanities, medicine) and tackle actual societal challenges in a manner very similar to the global teams assembled by today’s leading workgroups.


We know it’s not just about what goes on while you study with us, but also what happens after you graduate.

This interdisciplinary course will equip you to think and work in a problem and solution oriented way, while gaining a broader multi-discipline perspective and the ability to communicate to parties of different backgrounds. You will be equipped to meet society’s newest, most pressing challenges, and as well as employers’ demands for advanced skills and knowledge.

Humanitarian Engineering graduates will be well-placed to work with governments (e.g. central banks, ministries of finance, rural development, and education). You’ll gain skills that are sought after by multilateral development institutions (e.g. World Bank, IMF, United Nations), NGOs and the private sector (e.g. professional services, manufacturing, and investment banking). You may also decide to pursue PhD studies.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Humanitarian Engineering: Ethics, Theory and Practices
  • An Introduction to Global Health
  • Water and Environmental Management
  • One Humanity; Shared Responsibility
  • Disasters, Resilience and Urban Data
  • Renewable Energy
  • Final Research Project
  • Humanitarian Law
  • Sustainable Cities and Infrastructures for Emergencies
  • Sustainable Operations and Humanitarian Supply Chains
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Project Management

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements:

  • Upper-second class honours degree (2.i) or equivalent
  • One academic reference.
  • A strong statement of purpose.
  • English language fluency

Supporting documents:

  • Transcripts of your academic achievement
  • References
  • Statement of purpose
  • Certificates of English language qualifications

Detailed Program Facts

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