Taught course

Sustainable Engineering Management for International Development

Swansea University · College of Engineering

Entry requirements

Students will be recruited from a range of backgrounds to fulfil specific roles within the project. A minimum of BEng/BSc/BA 2.1 (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is required, with IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each area of assessment (or equivalent SELT). Please visit our website for further information.

Months of entry


Course content

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This cross-disciplinary programme is highly applied with both taught elements and a real project deliverable that are designed to develop practitioners who can think rapidly and flexibly, acting in the absence of complete information to support and improve the quality of life through engineering solutions.

The majority of the world’s construction is now informal and located in the Global South, namely “developing countries, which are located primarily in the Southern Hemisphere” (UNDP). These new world environments face multiple challenges, from reducing extreme poverty and providing food for the expected 10 billion people by 2050, to dealing with the threats of manmade climate change and irreversible loss of bio-diversity and natural habitats.

In the face of this, we urgently need to develop a new generation of practitioners who can think rapidly and flexibly and act in the absence of complete information to support and improve the quality of life for both urban and rural dwellers of the future. These practitioners will need to understand and be able to enhance environments through myriad engineering issues and develop designs in collaboration with the communities they serve. This cross-disciplinary programme will develop a new generation of practitioners who can lead this development, developing practical engineering solutions to building in resilience for local communities in the face of rapid urbanization.

Modules on the MSc course can vary each year but you could expect to study:

  • Introduction to Development Studies
  • Leadership, Team Development and Innovative Thinking
  • Complexity, Uncertainty, Risk Mitigation and Failure
  • Concept Development & Application
  • Project Management
  • Monitoring & Impact Evaluation
  • Community Engagement
  • Social, Economic and Political Implications of Engineering Solutions
  • Circular Economy and Sustainable Engineering

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page: www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

College of Engineering
+44 (0)1792 295514