Skip to content
Programs : Brochure
CIVL5330 Global Engineering Fieldwork Program
Gujarat, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
Layout wrapper table for buttons
Layout table containing buttons
Request Advising
Layout table containing buttons
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details: - unrelated header
Program Details:
#i18n(14)# parameter/value output
Glossary entry for program parameter 10001
Glossary entry for program parameter 10002
Glossary entry for program parameter 10006
Agreement Scope:
Engineering and Information Technologies
Glossary entry for program parameter 10008
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Glossary entry for program parameter 10027
Short-term Type:
Field School
Glossary entry for program parameter 10028
Short-term Duration:
2 weeks
Program Description:
Program Description:


CIVL5330 Global Engineering Fieldwork Program?

Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
Program dates: 2 December 2018 - 16 December 2018
Application deadline: 14 September 2018
Duration: 2 weeks

India image

In 2017, The University of Sydney introduced 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.

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 local community leaders during the course of the two weeks. 
In order to run this field work unit, the University of Sydney partners with Authentica for accommodation and logistics

Read about February 2018’s Humanitarian Engineering Design Summit

Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: Civil Engineering
Academic credit: Students undertaking the unit will be enrolled in the course code CIVL5330

NCP logo

Useful Information 

Location overview
Pune is a sprawling city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It was once the base of the Peshwas (prime ministers) of the Maratha Empire, which lasted from 1674 to 1818. It's known for the grand Aga Khan Palace, built in 1892 and now a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, whose ashes are preserved in the garden. The 8th-century Pataleshwar Cave Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

Participants will stay at the Fortune Inn Exotica.

Read about February 2018’s Humanitarian Engineering Design Summit

Contact for more information
Emmeline Yeo
School Administration Officer
Phone: 02 9351 5438


Scholarships: Forty (40) 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.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, accommodation, meals, other travel expenses.

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. Application required.  

How to Apply

Applications for the CIVL5330 Global Fieldwork India Program 2018 have NOW opened. Please apply here for the program:

If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

Layout wrapper table for buttons
Layout table containing buttons