ENG 4021 - Essentials of Humanitarian Engineering

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

The role of engineers in response to humanitarian crises emergencies and disasters as well as development fields is highly complex. This course is a non-discipline-specific course that introduces students to the humanitarian/development continuum, and the roles engineers play in supporting these fields. At the end of the course, students will be expected understand and apply knowledge related to the Humanitarian Charter, UN/partner organisation response structure, application of Sphere standards to disaster responses, and a general understanding of critical topics such as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); logistics and supply chain management; ICT; security; Information Management; and planning, including Disaster Risk Reduction, and Monitoring and Evaluating actions. Students will be able to apply this knowledge across the humanitarian/development continuum.

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