New Diploma of Global Humanitarian Engineering at the University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury has recently announced a new Diploma of Global Humanitarian Engineering, focusing on the design of solutions for the world’s biggest problems.
The new diploma will be offered in parallel to the University’s Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, giving students an extra qualification without adding any extra time to their degree. It combines courses in engineering with humanities and social sciences, and includes a practical fieldwork component. Enrolled students will have opportunities to work in developing and disadvantaged communities, such as assisting in disaster relief areas.
The University of Canterbury’s engineering department already has well-established reputation for getting involved with humanitarian activities through groups such as the Student Volunteer Army (SVA) and Engineers Without Borders New Zealand (EWBNZ). Students from the University have already worked on humanitarian projects providing much-needed facilities in Tonga and the Philippines.
You can find out more about the Diploma of Global Humanitarian Design on the University of Canterbury website here. If you want to find out more about the options for studying engineering in New Zealand, or are ready to make an application, contact Study Options.