There is an international need for professionals who can provide sustainable and resilient infrastructure to help alleviate poverty in low to middle-income countries.
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.
To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, accreditation, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.
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Engineering for International Development MSc offer holders may be eligible for the Burma Star Scholarship. Find out more on our Burma Star Scholarship page.
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
- Appropriate Technologies in Practice (CEGE0055)
- Collaborative International Development Project (CIDP) (CEGE0056)
- Engineering and International Development (CEGE0025)
- Conflict, Humanitarianism and Disaster Risk Reduction (IRDR0006)
Students choose a minimum of two and a maximum of three optional modules from the following (subject to availability and timetable constraints):
- Clean Energy and Development (STEP0004)
- Environmental Modelling (CEGE0054)
- Environmental Systems Engineering (CEGE0015)
- Geospatial Programming (CEGE0096)
- Life Cycle Assessment (CEGE0059)
- Natural and Environmental Disasters (CEGE0036)
- Reality Capture and Precision 3D Sensing (CEGE0092)
- Urban Flooding and Drainage (CEGE0039)
- Waste and Resource Efficiency (CEGE0064)
- Water and Wastewater Treatment (CEGE0022)
Students who choose two optional modules may choose one elective module in addition from the following (subject to availability and timetable constraints):
- Catastrophe Risk Modelling (IRDR0008)
- Critical Urbanism Studio 1 – Learning from Informality: Case Studies and Alternatives (DEVP0006)
- Critical Urbanism Studio 2 – Learning from Informality: Investigative Design (DEVP0007)
- Disaster Risk Reduction in Cities (DEVP0005)
- Food and the City (DEVP0026)
- Gender in Policy and Planning (DEVP0031)
- Post Disaster Recovery: Policies, Practices and Alternatives (DEVP0001)
- Sustainable Infrastructure and Services in Development (DEVP0024)
- Urban Water and Sanitation, Planning and Politics (DEVP0025)
- Advanced Research Writing (CEGE0058)
- Housing as Urbanism: Housing Policy and the Search for Scale (DEVP0008)
- Housing Policies: Practical Dimensions and Alternative Options (DEVP0009)
- Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture: Knowledge Systems in the Global South (DEVP0027)
Dissertation / report
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 to 15,000 words.