Humanitarian Engineering (FULL)

Find out how engineering can change the world. Engineering innovation impacts on critical situations and can help people to live safely and securely. This course provides a chance to find out what technology development can do, from earthquake resistant housing to drones delivering medicine, and will investigate how the engineering links with other disciplines to deliver benefit to those in most need.

For girls in Year 10/11.

(Course proudly sponsored by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 and developed in conjunction with the School of Engineering, University of Warwick)




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Developments in engineering have the potential to impact on lives in critical situations such as natural disasters. The course will look at some of the critical areas in which engineering can play a part in improving people’s lives. Learn about combating earthquakes, saving lives in disasters using robots, developing sustainable cities and tackling global health issues. Find out what happens after a disaster and how engineering can reconstruct the lives of those affected. See how technology plays a part in international development.


Carry out practical humanitarian activities in the School of Engineering facilities at the University of Warwick.

Tackle a humanitarian challenge in which you design, build and test an earthquake resistant house.

Listen to leading researchers and academics and find out about global challenges in disaster response, remote energy needs, clean water, health, mapping and logistics.

Find out what kind of skills employers need for managing complex humanitarian projects. See how engineering links to economic, social and medical sciences.

Get first-hand experience of university life and meet engineers, university students and academics and hear about their careers and experiences.

Have fun working as a team, sharpening your communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills

Enhance your CV and make your UCAS application stand out


University of Warwick


9th July – 12th July 2018
4 days, 3 nights, full board residential
Start time: 10.00am
Finish time: 4.00pm

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