Taught course

Humanitarian Engineering

University of Warwick · Department of Engineering

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent).

Applicants should have as a minimum a Bachelor’s degree (in Engineering, Science, Social Science, Business, Medical Science) with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:i) or its international equivalent. We will consider graduates of all disciplines.

In certain instances we will also consider applicants with a degree result of 2:ii (or equivalent). This may be the case if an applicant has relevant professional experience (see below) in a subject relevant to the content of the course such as (but not restricted to) Engineering, Politics, International Relations or Political Science, International/Sustainable Development Studies, Sociology, Business, Geography.

Professional experience considered in the above context can be in the following areas, although this list is not exhaustive: Humanitarian Sector, International/Sustainable Development, Social Enterprise, Professional Services or Administration/Public Sector.

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

To engineer a better world, we need expertise that spans technology, management and social sciences.

Studying Humanitarian Engineering will give you the skills to create appropriate, sustainable and holistic solutions to global challenges by integrating science and engineering with approaches from social sciences, law, health and medicine, management, business, and economics.

This unique and cutting-edge course provides students with rigorous interdisciplinary training in the field of Humanitarian Engineering, from international development to humanitarianism and disasters emergencies.

Whether your background is in Engineering, Business and Management, or Social Science, our MSc Humanitarian Engineering programmes will give you the confidence and competence to take your next steps into the world of work or further study.

Three streams, tailored to your needs

If you’re looking for a course that spans a broad range of disciplines, MSc Humanitarian Engineering could be the course for you. The wide variety of skills you’ll develop across the subject area make it ideal for students who are looking to explore all the professional and disciplinary facets of humanitarian challenges.

Alternatively, if you want a course that will allow to you to focus your skills on a specific area of interest, our two additional course will offer the in-depth study you need.

Our MSc Humanitarian Engineering with Sustainability is ideal for students with a keen interest and background in Engineering, with its focus on renewable energy, sustainable cities and infrastructures for emergencies.

Our MSc Humanitarian Engineering with Management could be the perfect choice for students looking to develop their expertise in the field of Management. The course offers opportunities to explore project management, communication and leadership, and management of sustainable supply chains.

Apply your skills to real-world problems

Because of the inter- and cross-disciplinary nature of the degree, graduates in Humanitarian Engineering courses will gain the skills required for a wide range of careers in fields as diverse as engineering, management, investment and banking, the third sector, government and academia.

To find out more about where our course can take you, send us an email, or visit our website.

Information for international students

English Language requirements

IETLS Band of 6.5 or more overall, with a minimum writing score of 6.5 and no other subsection below 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time £8,580 p/a
International students
Full-time: EU £8,580 p/a Non EU: £19,300 p/a
See our website for full details of fees and funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

This course is available as a full- or part-time MSc, PGCert, PGDip or PGA.

Course contact details

Humanitarian Egnineering