What will I learn?

The increasing number of global humanitarian challenges urges us to rethink the role we play. In the Humanitarian Engieering (with Sustainability) MSc you will focus on renewable energy, sustainable cities and infrastructures for emergencies.

Course Overview

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. This degree explores the same broad themes as our main Humanitarian Engineering degree, but with a specific focus on sustainability through tailored core and optional modules.

Teaching

Each module will run intensively over one week and will be taught by a variety of methods: seminar, lecture, field research, flipped classroom, journal club etc.

Assessment

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

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

Careers

A degree in Humanitarian Engineering will leave you well-placed to work with governments (e.g. ministries of finance, rural development, and education), multilateral development institutions (e.g. World Bank and United Nations), NGOs and the private sector (e.g. professional services and investment banking). You may also decide to pursue PhD studies.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Working for More than Profit sector event and careers fair
  • Careers in the Creative Industries sector event
  • Centrally run careers workshops including CVs, applications, interviews and assessment centres

Which department am I in?

University of Warwick

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected October 2021

Venue

University of Warwick

Coventry,

CV4 7AL, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants looking to apply to our Postgraduate Taught or Research degrees, the following are Undergraduate degree classification requirements, and their US equivalent GPA, on a scale of either 4.0 or 4.3. 1:1 or 1st Class equivalent to GPA 3.8 or 2:1 or Upper Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.3or 2:2 or Lower Second Class equivalent to GPA 3.0.

For international students

Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent), ideally in Engineering, Science, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Business or Medical Sciences, although we will consider graduates of all disciplines. IELTS Band of 6.5 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 6.5 and no other subsection below 6.0. Students need to have: Overall Score of 92 (Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21);

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is a world-leading institution with a supportive and inspiring student environment.

  • 62nd in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 8th in The Guardian University Guide 2021
  • Top 30 worldwide for Employer Reputation
  • 7th among UK research universities in government assessment