UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Engineering for International Development

There is an international need for professionals who can provide sustainable and resilient infrastructure to help alleviate poverty in low- to middle-income countries. This programme will create future engineers who can work in a global context and with the skills and understanding to address the challenges of poverty worldwide.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline (such as engineering, architecture, geography, urban planning, mathematics) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Normally, however, only candidates with either a 1st or upper 2nd Class degree will be accepted, although applicants with a lower 2nd Class degree supported by extensive relevant work experience will also be considered.

Course modules

Core modules: appropriate technologies in practice; collaborative project international development; engineering and international development; resilience. Options: environmental GIS; environmental modelling; environmental systems engineering; GIS principles and technology; mapping science; natural and environmental disasters; urban flooding and drainage; water and wastewater treatment; critical urbanism studio i � learning from informality (case studies and alternatives); critical urbanism studio ii � learning from informality (investigative design strategies for contested spaces); disaster risk reduction in cities; gender in policy and planning; post disaster recovery (policies, practices and alternatives); sustainable infrastructure and services in development; urban water and sanitation, planning and politics.

Assessment methods

This programme will be delivered by a selection of taught modules, collaborative project with overseas clients and practical activities, including a site visit to the Centre for Alternative Technologies in Wales. While most of the field trip costs are met by the department, students are required to pay 300 pounds towards the trip which contributes to accommodation and food. Assessment will range from group project presentations, coursework, and examinations to essays and a compulsory dissertation over the last term.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,090 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 23,440 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,725 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 11,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MSc Variable - 5 years
PgDip Variable - 5 years
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

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Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 3108 4046