Humanitarian Engineering

Humanitarian Engineering works to provide disadvantaged individuals and communities with engineering solutions that improve lives and livelihoods.

These solutions may provide essential services such as food, water, shelter, energy and information where they are unavailable. Areas where a lack of reliable access to these essentials is a challenge and could be in remote Australian communities and low and middle-income countries. In such cases, Humanitarian Engineers work to improve underlying inequalities of access and availability in the context of ‘development’ and working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Bijil Subhash

"The programs and courses I have undertaken as part of the UNSW humanitarian engineering initiatives has been an eye-opening experience, where I was able to apply the skills I have gained from other courses in a creative manner to solve real-world problems, within Australia and overseas." 

Bijil Subhash
PhD in Chemical Engineering