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Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering

DipGlobalHumanEng
06 October 2023

UC's Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering (DipGlobalHumanEng) will begin to equip you with some essential tools for working in a humanitarian context. Find out about studying a DipGlobalHumanEng through our Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering.

DURATION

Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time

START

Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 75 points:

  • Domestic — $4,646
  • International — $23,850

Overview


Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering

Introduction

This Diploma will allow you to apply your knowledge in engineering humanitarian service, broaden your skills, and widen your perceptions of engineering.

The Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering is an additional diploma you can take alongside your Bachelor of Engineering with Honours. Starting in your second year, it involves applying your engineering skills and knowledge into a humanities and social science context in order to help solve our largest global issues.



Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering

Why Study - Body

What will my study involve?

  • Gain knowledge in how to help solve global issues such as food and water shortages, power supply, climate change, and ageing populations.
  • Opportunity to work in disadvantaged or developing communities as part of your studies applying both Engineering and Global Humanitarian Engineering knowledge.
  • Complete courses in your specific Engineering discipline degree alongside additional courses from Arts subjects.
  • Gain social and communication skills that will make you stand out against other Engineering graduates to prospective employers nationally, and internationally.

Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

Enrolment in the Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering is open to everyone studying the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in the 2nd—4th years, from any discipline.

To enter, you must have successfully completed the first year of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree, and your application will need to be approved.

Please see the Regulations for the Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering for full details.

Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

Compulsory courses

These courses are taken as part of your Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree, usually in the first and second years:

You will then complete additional courses from Arts subjects while studying towards your Engineering degree:

Finally, you will complete your Diploma with one of the following capstone courses:

Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in a range of areas additional to their specialist engineering disciplines, and will have shown a capacity for taking on additional work and an interest in applying their skills and knowledge to humanitarian service.

You will be able to work in a diverse range of engineering companies, both nationally and internationally, and will be recognised by prospective employers as having social and communication skills that are over and above those of other engineering graduates.

Find out more about what can you do with a degree from UC.

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 75 points):

  • Domestic — $4,646
  • International — $23,850

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 75 points):

  • Domestic — $4,521
  • International — $22,750

SSL estimate (per 75 points):

  • 2024 — $687.75
  • 2023 — $620.25

Planning my study


Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my diploma?

You must complete courses with a minimum total of 120 points, including:

  • up to 45 points of which can be cross-credited from a degree
  • 45 points made up of courses from humanities and social sciences courses (in subjects ranging from Anthropology to Political Science and International Relations)
  • a 30 point capstone course in humanitarian engineering, which includes either a professional report or practical component.

For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering.

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