UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


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

With this in mind, Engineering for International Development MSc aims to create future engineers who can work in a global context and with the skills and understanding to address the challenges of poverty worldwide. 

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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 three optional modules 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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