• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jeremy Smith
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2020
    Winter Session 2020
    See Future Offerings

Effective engineering design and technology plays a significant role for humanitarian contexts.  These contexts can range in time - from disaster preparedness and response, to long-term sustainable community development - and in geographic scale - from urban to rural and remote, within our own communities and internationally.  Engineering for a Humanitarian Context will provide students with perspectives and tools to sensitively and appropriately apply their engineering practice to humanitarian contexts and development.

The course will expand students’ existing engineering knowledge to work with vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised individuals and communities in challenging and uncertain environments, informing and improving their overall engineering practice.  Students will explore the history of community development in Australia and the region, including contemporary approaches and models used.  Appropriate and sustainable design and technology will be explored, including critical reflection of the benefits and limitations of engineering practice.  

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Requisite and Incompatibility

Permission to enroll in the course must be provided by the course convenor. To be eligible you must: - be participating in an EWB Humanitarian Design Summit or similar short-term international experience with a focus on development - have completed a minimum of two-years (96 credit units) of engineering studies, or equivalent such as science, development studies or design, with approval of the course convenor - have completed a design focused course such as ENGN1211 Discovering Engineering

You will need to contact the RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering to request a permission code to enrol in this course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Cambodia 1
1398 16 Nov 2019 16 Feb 2020 16 Feb 2020 13 Mar 2020 In Person N/A
1666 03 Feb 2020 07 Feb 2020 07 Feb 2020 16 Feb 2020 In Person N/A
Cambodia 2
1667 03 Feb 2020 07 Feb 2020 07 Feb 2020 16 Feb 2020 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6429 22 Jun 2020 24 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 23 Aug 2020 In Person N/A

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