Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering
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 can only be completed in parallel with a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree, in any engineering discipline.
The programme combines courses in the humanities and social sciences with service-based experiential learning. Students will work on community-identified engineering issues and projects.
This additional qualification is ideal for those engineering students interested in:
- helping to solve global issues such as food and water shortages, power supply, climate change, and ageing populations
- adding a humanitarian focus to your degree
- having the opportunity to work in a disadvantaged or developing community as part of your degree.
Enrolment in the Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering is open to Bachelor of Engineering with Honours students in their 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.
You must complete courses with a minimum total of 120 points, including:
- up to 45 points of which can be cross-credited from a BE(Hons) 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.
See the Regulations for the Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering for full details on the courses required.
These courses are taken as part of your Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree, usually in the first and second years:
- ENGR101 Foundations of Engineering
- One course chosen from these Engineering discipline options
- One course chosen from these advanced Engineering discipline options
You will then complete additional courses from Arts subjects while studying towards your Engineering degree:
- One course chosen from these introductory humanities courses
- Two courses chosen from these advanced humanities courses
Finally, you will complete your Diploma with one of the following capstone courses:
- ENGR315 Humanitarian Engineering Practice
- ENGR316 Humanitarian Engineering Professional Report (available over the summer)
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.
They 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 you can do with a degree from UC.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2021||120||Banded Fee - total tuition fee dependent on course selection. Note: 45 points are cross-credited from BE(Hons)||$4,326|
|2022||120||Banded Fee - total tuition fee dependent on course selection. Note: 45 points are cross-credited from BE(Hons)||$4,400|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2020||120||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$21,125 - $22,875|
|2021||120||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$23,375||$20,326|
|2022||120||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$23,975||$20,848|
For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering.
For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering.