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.
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.
- 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
- Sustainable Operations and Humanitarian Supply Chains
- Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure for Emergencies
(One chosen from the list below)
- Humanitarian Law
- Renewable Energy (extended module)
- Sustainable Cities and Infrastructures for Emergencies (extended module)
- Urban Resilience, disasters and data (extended module)
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.
Contact hours vary from 24 to 30 hours per module, per week.
Core modules are up to 30 students; optional modules vary between 5-15 students and seminars typically average around 15-20 students.
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
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
English language requirements 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
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
There are no known required additional costs, though students may well incur additional costs by choosing to travel for their research project, etc. However, this is not a requirement.
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
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.
You can contact us through our online form or email hum dot eng at warwick dot ac dot uk to arrange a meeting in person or via video conferencing.