Course Overview

The MSc in Sustainable Engineering Management For International Development is a highly applied course with taught elements and a substantial project deliverable.

You will learn to think rapidly and flexibly, acting decisively in the absence of complete information in order to improve the quality of life through engineering solutions.

Most of the world’s construction is located in “developing countries, primarily in the Southern Hemisphere” (UNDP). These environments face challenges from extreme poverty and food shortages to manmade climate change and irreversible loss of biodiversity.

This course aims to make you part of a new generation of practitioners who can address such challenges through practical engineering solutions, building resilience for local communities in the face of rapid urbanisation.

Why Sustainable Engineering Management for International Development at Swansea?

The College of Engineering at Swansea has an established global reputation for pioneering research in engineering and a firm commitment to international development, reflected by recent student mobility projects in countries such as Zambia, Liberia and South Africa.

Did you know?

  • The course was developed in collaboration with the College of Arts and Humanities and the Prince’s Foundation.
  • The course is taught across campuses, with four modules being taught on Singleton - this is in an important factor when deciding where you want to live in Swansea.
  • Your coursemates will be from a range of backgrounds, including STEM, International Development, Politics, Law, Business from UK/EU and Overseas.


Your Sustainable Engineering Management for International Development Experience

Throughout this one-year course, you will concentrate on “applied” sustainable engineering in a real-life environment, involving interaction with real stakeholders in international development.

You will gain a multidisciplinary appreciation of how theory can be applied in the real world, learning how cross-collaboration with the College of Arts and Humanities and the Prince’s Foundation created the course, and why this is relevant.

The College of Engineering has an international community of over 500 postgraduate students and 120 research staff.

You will have access to our on-site library, open 24 hours a day, advanced laboratories, a year-round programme of guest lectures, and dedicated postgraduate workrooms.

Sustainable Engineering Management for International Development Employment

Graduates of this degree at Swansea are well-positioned for specialist employment.

Your future could lie in any of the following roles:

  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Field service engineer
  • International aid worker
  • International development worker
  • Network engineer
  • Communications adviser
  • Engineering geologist

Entry 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.

Careers and Employability

Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs.
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers.
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities.
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics.
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
  • We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 1, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 year
12,300 GBP
UK/EU: 12,300 GBP. International: 23,250 GBP.
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End Date
July 31, 2020
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