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Swansea University

Sustainable Engineering Management for International Development, MSc

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

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Typology Master
Location Singleton park (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Singleton park (Wales)
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The majority of the world’s construction is now informal and located in the Global South, namely “developing countries, which are located primarily in the Southern Hemisphere” (UNDP). These new world environments face multiple challenges, from reducing extreme poverty and providing food for the expected 10 billion people by 2050, to dealing with the threats of manmade climate change and irreversible loss of bio-diversity and natural habitats.
In the face of this, we urgently need to develop a new generation of practitioners who can think rapidly and flexibly and act in the absence of complete information to support and improve the quality of life for both urban and rural dwellers of the future. These practitioners will need to understand and be able to enhance environments through myriad engineering issues and develop designs in collaboration with the communities they serve. This cross-disciplinary programme will develop a new generation of practitioners who can lead this development, developing practical engineering solutions to building in resilience for local communities in the face of rapid urbanization.
2017/18 projects:
Community Cooker Development- Kenya
Timber Seasoning Systems - Sierra Leone
Community School Development - Zambia
Remote Engineering and VR Support - UK
Modules on the MSc course can vary each year but you could expect to study:
Introduction to Development Studies
Leadership, Team Development and Innovative Thinking
Complexity, Uncertainty, Risk Mitigation and Failure
Concept Development & Application
Project Management
Monitoring & Impact Evaluation
Community Engagement
Social, Economic and Political Implications of Engineering Solutions
Circular Economy and Sustainable Engineering

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Singleton Park (Swansea)
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University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP


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· Requirements

Students will be recruited from a range of backgrounds to fulfil specific roles within the project. A minimum of BEng/BSc/BA 2.1 (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is required, with IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each area of assessment (or equivalent SELT). Please note that places on this course are capped. Applicants will also be interviewed (in person or by Skype) with dates for interview anticipated between the end of May and end of June.

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Leanne Way
5.0 13/05/2018
What I would highlight: Swansea is a great place and so is the case with the accomodation. It was a good place and a nice experience.
What could be improved: Nothing
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What you'll learn on the course

IT risk
Team Development
Team Training
Engineering Management

Course programme


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCertCompulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameEG-D10Academic Year60Team Project & Individual Dissertation EGSM14Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Community EngagementEGSM15Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Complexity, Uncertainty, Risk and FailureEGSM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Leadership, Team Development and Innovative ThinkingEGSM17Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Concept Development and Application Pt1EGSM18Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Project ManagementEGSM20Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Concept Development and Application Pt2EGSM23Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Circular Economy and Sustainable EngineeringPO-M75Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Introduction to Development StudiesPO-M76Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Socio-economic and political implications of engineering solutionsPO-M77Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Monitoring & Impact Evaluation for International DevelopmentPO-M78Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Tools for International Development

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

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