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ENEG13001 Humanitarian Engineering Project
Humanitarian Engineering Project
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General Information


In this unit, you must complete a two-week mobility trip as a compulsory practicum and work on an international humanitarian engineering project for a developing or marginalised community. Places are limited to self-paying participants and recipients of a New Colombo Plan Mobility Scholarship. Through collaborative discussions with your host community, you will critically analyse the development context and identify wants, needs, strengths and opportunities for social innovation. You will make recommendations by applying principles of sustainable development, human-centred design and systems engineering. You will create a project implementation plan, generate rapid prototypes and present your design to community members and assess its long-term viability. You will demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability, team membership and team leadership, knowledge management and a creative, innovative and proactive demeanour. Additional financial assistance for mobility trips is available by application for an OS-Help loan.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

At least 48 credit points successfully completed, including ENEG11007 OR ENEG11002. Head of Course permission is required before enrolling in this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2023

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Coordinator reflections


Students should observe how they address UN Sustainable Development Goals (USDG) through their projects


Introduce UN Sustainable Development Goals (USDGs) and ask students to identify how they can address USDGs through their projects. Modify the portfolio assessment to include reflections on addressing USDGs.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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