Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering
The DipGlobalHumanEng will allow you to apply your knowledge in engineering humanitarian service, broaden your skills, and widen your perceptions of engineering.
The Diploma can only be completed in parallel with a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree, in any engineering discipline. It is an additional qualification that can be completed in the same time it takes to complete a four-year BE(Hons) degree.
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.
Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a diploma. Domestic applicants over 20 who do not hold University Entrance, or equivalent, may gain admission by providing evidence of their ability to complete tertiary study successfully. For information on gaining admission to UC please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Specific entry requirements
Enrolment in the Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering is open to Bachelor of Engineering with Honours students in their Professional Years, from any discipline. To enter, you must have successfully completed the Engineering Intermediate Year, and your application will need to be approved by the College of Engineering Dean (Academic).
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.
Courses within the DipGlobalHumanEng include:
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.
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For assistance with planning your programme of study contact the Liaison Office (new students), or a College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha Student Advisor (advancing students).
For the full degree requirements see the Regulations for the Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering. For more information on facilities, resources and staff see the College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha.