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Engineering for International Development MSc

There is an international need for professionals who can provide sustainable and resilient infrastructure to help alleviate poverty in low to middle-income countries

Women and children collecting water from a communal tap in India

This programme will create future engineers who can work in a global context and with the skills and understanding to address the challenges of poverty worldwide.

Find out more about what our Engineering for International Development MSc students say on our Life at CEGE page

To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, accreditation, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.

Engineering for International Development MSc offer-holders may be eligible for the Burma Star Scholarship. Find out more on our Scholarships and funding page.  

Programme information

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three compulsory modules (45 credits), a compulsory collaborative project (30 credits), three optional modules (45 credits), and a dissertation/report (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is also offered, which consists of three compulsory modules, the collaborative project and three optional modules.

Module information is available via pdf below:

compulsory modules / collaborative project
Optional modules

Students choose a minimum of two and a maximum of three optional modules from the following (subject to availability and timetable constraints):

Elective modules

Students who choose two optional modules may choose one elective module in addition from the following (subject to availability and timetable constraints):

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 to 15,000 words.

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