Humanitarian Engineering at University of Warwick - UCAS

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Course summary

Warwick's Humanitarian Engineering MSc spans a broad range of disciplines and is ideal for those looking to explore all the professional and disciplinary facets of humanitarian challenges. Available as a MSc, PG Cert, PGDip and PGA, this course lets you fit your learning around your commitments. Humanitarian Engineering is the use of science and engineering to invent, create, design, develop, or improve technologies that promote the wellbeing of communities facing grand humanitarian challenges. Humanitarian Engineering spans a broad range of disciplines and is ideal for students who are looking to explore all the professional and disciplinary facets of humanitarian challenges. The Postgraduate Award, Certificate and Diploma are specially designed to support professional development for those already working in the field or interested in humanitarian engineering. Making time for work, family, and friends is important, so take advantage of our flexibility. Each module runs over 5 days (in weekly or biweekly blocks), meaning study can fit in around other commitments and is tailored to your personal interests or development requirements. Postgraduate Award (30 credits) Select any combination of core (excluding Project) and optional modules for 30 credits (2 modules). Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) (60 credits) Take any combination of core modules (excluding Project) for 60 credits (4 modules) or any combination including a maximum of 30 credits of optional modules. Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) (120 credits) Complete all core modules (excluding Project) for 90 credits, and any combination of optional modules for 30 credits (2 modules). Skills from this degree

  • Equipped to think and work in a problem- and solution-oriented way across the professional and disciplinary facets of humanitarian challenges.
  • Have a broad perspective and the ability to communicate with parties of different backgrounds.
  • Enhance critical thinking, reasoning and analytical abilities which 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) or academia.
This information is applicable for 2024 entry. Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply.


Core modules

  • Humanitarian Engineering: Ethics, Theory and Practices
  • An Introduction to Global Health
  • Water and Environmental Management
  • One Humanity; Shared Responsibility
  • Urban Resilience, Disasters and Data
  • Renewable Energy
  • Project
Optional modules (One chosen from List A and one chosen from List B) List A:
  • Humanitarian Law (optional core)
  • Sustainable Cities and Infrastructures for Emergencies
  • Sustainable Operations and Humanitarian Supply Chains
  • Mindful Project Management
  • Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering
List B:
  • Design Thinking for Social Impact
  • Challenges to Global Food Security
  • Public Engagement
Read more about the core and optional modules offered on the Humanitarian Engineering website.

Assessment method

The core modules are assessed in a variety of ways including essay, poster, presentation, artefact, student-devised assessment, video, report, blog.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent), ideally in Engineering, Science, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business or Medical Sciences, although we will consider graduates of all disciplines. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following: - Band A - IELTS Band of 6.5 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 6.5 and no other subsection below 6.0. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

We offer a variety of postgraduate funding options for study at the University of Warwick, from postgraduate loans, university scholarships, fee awards, to academic department bursaries. It's important that you apply for your postgraduate course first before you apply for a University of Warwick scholarship.

Humanitarian Engineering at University of Warwick - UCAS