Taught course

Global Humanitarian Engineering

Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Entry requirements

To enter this course you should have a first or second class honours degree in an appropriate technology/engineering discipline. However entry qualifications are flexible and will be considered on a case by case basis, applications are also welcomed from mature candidates and those with industrial experience. Students whose first language is not English should have achieved a minimum English language standard of IELTS 6.5.

Months of entry


Course content


Engineering is a global industry with organisations operating in a multidisciplinary and international market place. Engineers often face situations that demand an understanding of social and cultural issues in parallel with the technical requirements of the project.

Why choose this course?

Increasing access of people to basic services such as water, sanitation, shelter, energy, transport remains a significant global challenge. The use of innovative engineering and computing is essential to addressing these challenges, whilst ensuring environmental concerns and financial restrictions are adhered to. A further challenge for engineers can be meeting these needs in disaster prone or conflict affected areas.

The computing and engineering industries having highlighted the need for specialists who are not only technically competent but are also able to apply their skills to meet these complex and demanding issues. Global engineers need to be able to select the most appropriate solution for the local context, not just the ‘best’ technical solution.

They should be able to offer affordable solutions that are developed using available resources, manufacturing techniques and local knowledge.

This Masters programme will teach how a broad range of engineering and computing disciplines can be applied in conjunction with one another to reach appropriate, workable and affordable solutions to a variety of complex, diverse and human-centred challenges.

This MSc in Humanitarian Engineering and Computing is designed to meet the industry requirement of a globally aware engineer and computing specialist. It has been designed in partnership with both industry and charitable organisations to produce engineers who will have career prospects in large multinational global engineering organisations through to NGOs.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office: Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152 www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office
024 7765 4321