University of Canterbury

Engineering in Developing Communities


Iowa State Course Substitution

ME Technical Elective


Course Info

International Credits: 0.0
Converted Credits: 0.0
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Course Description:
To allow students to: Become familiar with a suite of tools relevant to the application of water, sanitation, and irrigation technologies in developing communities; Understand the issues associated with the design and implementation of engineering infrastructure in developing communities; Increase their awareness of the role engineers have in addressing poverty and developmental issues through engineering; Understand the multidisciplinary nature of engineering projects in the developing world and the interaction between technical and non-technical disciplines, particularly as they relate to engineering in a culturally relevant and sustainable manner; Demonstrate application of a basic design thinking process towards the use of an engineering or technology-based solution that can address a community-based problem To provide an introduction to the range of issues associated with humanitarian aid during natural disaster relief.


Evaluation Date:
January 31, 2019
Christian Schwartz