International Humanitarian Engineering Opportunities

Throughout 2017 and the start of 2018 there are numerous humanitarian engineering international opportunities available to students, many of which are supported through Federal Government New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarships. 

Opportunities include:

Placement Abundant Water in Laos (two positions available)
Founded by an ANU engineering graduate, Abundant Water supports local potters and enterprises to manufacture and distribute ceramic water filters.  There is one placement available for the 2017 winter and one for the 2017/18 summer.  These placements would support the design, manufacture and testing of the filters and support the team in-country.  Ideally these would be incorporated into a research project, particularly ENGN4200, to provide an in-country component to the project.  NCP Scholarships available for eligible students. Please see for additional information.
Applications are required by 30th April, 2017 to Jeremy Smith (

Enabled Futures Study Tours to Singapore in the Winter Break (July 2017) 
This 10-day tour explores accessibility, inclusion, healthcare and innovation.  Check for more details and application dates.

EWB Humanitarian Design Summits to Cambodia, Nepal and India during the 2017-2018 SummerBreak.  
NCP scholarship are available to eligible students for Summits to Cambodia and India*.  Applications for 2017/18 summer Summits will open in August 2017.

*EWB Design Summits can be incorporated into the ENGN4520 Engineering for a Humanitarian Context special topic (with approval from the course coordinator) which provides greater depth to the experiences.  For students on NCP Scholarships, the international experience must contribute to course credit, such as the ENGN4520 course or an ENGN4200 or R&D project.  NCP Scholarships are only available to Australian domestic students, and students are only eligible for one NCP Scholarship during their studies.  NCP scholarships are typically valued at $3k each.  O/S Help can also be used to support these experiences.


Application closing date

15 May 2017
Applications open for this opportunity: 
9 Mar 2017
Eligible degree type(s): 

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