Humanitarian Engineering (Civil)

Humanitarian Engineering

A specialisation in Humanitarian Engineering will help you develop the crucial skills to plan, implement, and maintain infrastructure in rural Australian areas and developing countries.

The specialisation will explore international aid and development, and provide opportunities to learn from experienced practitioners and industry partners about how to work in disadvantaged communities, fragile states, and communities in disaster recovery.

There are also opportunities to conduct local or overseas fieldwork and apply your knowledge to analyse the challenges faced by Australia's close neighbours, such as rapid urbanisation and entrenched poverty.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Humanitarian Engineering (Civil)

Students in the Civil stream must complete 18 credit points to achieve this specialisation.
Students complete 6 credit points from the following:
CIVL3310
Humanitarian Engineering
6      Semester 1
Students complete 12 credit points from the following:
CIVL5320
Engineering for Sustainable Development
6    P CIVL3310 OR CIVL9310
Semester 2
CIVL5330
Global Engineering Field Work
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive July
CIVL5453
Geotechnical Hazards
6    A (CIVL2410 AND CIVL3411) OR (CIVL9410 AND CIVL9411). Students are assumed to have a good knowledge of fundamental soil mechanics, which is covered in the courses of soil mechanics (settlement, water flow, soil strength) and foundation engineering (soil models, stability analyses; slope stability; retaining walls; foundation capacity).
Semester 2
Units taken for the specialisation will also count toward requirements of the Civil stream.

Humanitarian Engineering (Biomedical)

Students in the Biomedical stream must complete 18 credit points to achieve this specialisation.
Students complete 12 credit points from the following:
BMET5953
Rehabilitation Engineering
6    A 1000-level mathematics and 1000-level biology
Semester 1
CIVL3310
Humanitarian Engineering
6      Semester 1
Students complete 6 credit points from the following:
CIVL5320
Engineering for Sustainable Development
6    P CIVL3310 OR CIVL9310
Semester 2
CIVL5330
Global Engineering Field Work
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive July
CIVL5453
Geotechnical Hazards
6    A (CIVL2410 AND CIVL3411) OR (CIVL9410 AND CIVL9411). Students are assumed to have a good knowledge of fundamental soil mechanics, which is covered in the courses of soil mechanics (settlement, water flow, soil strength) and foundation engineering (soil models, stability analyses; slope stability; retaining walls; foundation capacity).
Semester 2
Units taken for the specialisation will also count toward requirements of the Biomedical stream.