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Humanitarian Engineering Design Summit Short-term Fieldwork
Gujarat, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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Agreement Scope:
Engineering and Information Technologies
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Short-term Type:
Field School
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Short-term Duration:
1-2 weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:

Humanitarian Engineering Design Summit supported by Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
School of Civil Engineering

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Location Gujarat, India
Program description In 2017, The University of Sydney will introduce a new major in Humanitarian Engineering. This major is the first of its kind in Australia and includes an elective fieldwork unit of study - CIVL5330 - that consists of a two-week educational study tour designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the role design and technology plays in creating positive change within disadvantaged communities.

The Design Summit program in India held by the School of Civil Engineering and supported by Engineers Without Borders (EWB) contributes to the Humanitarian Major. The Design Summit will examine circumstances of the local community and then design commensurate engineering solutions. During fieldwork, students will gain hands-on experience to develop their humanitarian engineering, while interacting with local communities. Students will also attend workshops and activities run by EWB staff and local community leaders during the course of the two weeks. 

Relevant subject areas Engineering
Program dates 4 December to 17 December 2017
(arrival in Ahmedabad, India on 3rd December)
Application deadline $3,500

The total EWB program cost is $3,500 includes all in country costs (accommodation, transport, food).
Airfares to Ahmedabad, India are purchased separately by the student.
There are also the usual HECS/tuition fee enrolling into CIVL5330.

Scholarships and grants: Thirty (30) New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility grants will be available to eligible undergraduate University of Sydney students who satisfy the NCP criteria (value $3000). There are also scholarships available for international students.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Applications are required and can be submitted online via Sydney Student. It is strongly recommended that students visit this link to read and be familiar with the information, instructions and rules pertaining to eligibility requirements prior to applying:
Further enquiries may be directed to Ms Lorinna Pablo, International Information Coordinator, Sydney Global Mobility at tel: 8627 8333; email:, or 
at the Student Centre, Level 4, Jane Foss Russell Building.
About the project partner

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is a member-based not-for profit organisation with over 10 years’ experience in creating change through humanitarian design, engineering and international development initiatives.
Contact for more information Emmeline Yeo
School Administration Officer
Phone: 02 9351 5438


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