Engineering World Health Summer Institute

Current project

To comply with current UNSW and International DFAT travel restrictions around COVID-19, the UNSW Engineering World Health Summer Institute Program to Cambodia and Uganda will be postponed until 2022.

For more Social Impact Project opportunities to engage in, check out the Social Impact project page or email The ChallENG Program team!

Project Snapshot

Would you like to spend your summer in Cambodia or Uganda repairing much needed medical equipment that helps save lives? You can make an immediate impact in communities that need it most, by participating in the Engineering World Health Summer Institute. 

For more information on scholarships and how to apply visit UNSW Engineering

About ChallENG Social Impact Project

Fully immersed in a different culture, you will work alongside doctors and nurses in hospitals and clinics with very few resources. Living with local families in Cambodia or with biomedical engineering students from Makerere University in Uganda, learn a new language and gain valuable hands on experience. During weekends you are free to explore your chosen country. 

 In 2019/2020 UNSW Engineering students repaired over $1.6 million USD of equipment across 27 hospitals. 

Who we are looking for 

  • Engineering students from all disciplines who are available during the program dates (typically during university break) 
  • Engineering students with a passion for making an impact and interest in healthcare or humanitarian engineering  

Why you should join

  • Make an immediate and tangible impact on communities which need it the most 
  • Volunteer with other like-minded engineering students and gain practical hands-on experience with medical equipment  
  • Gain international experience in a country such as Cambodia or Uganda through volunteering and homestays 
  • This program qualifies for 45 days of Industrial Training for UNSW Engineering students who participate