EWB's University Research Program provides an opportunity for students and academics at Australiasian universities to support development organisation working in Australia or overseas through real world research projects. If you want your final year research project to help engineer a better world then this program is for you. 

The Humanitarian Engineering Research Program is now open for applications. Please note we will be adding new topics for semester 2 up to the end of May so please check back again if the current topics do not suit. For students interested in conducting projects in the future please complete an Expression of Interest.

The Humanitarian Engineering Research Program is open to those studying at one of EWB Australia's current University Partners. These are: The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, Queensland University of Technology, The University of NSW, The Australian National University, Monash University, The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide, The University of Melbourne, RMIT University and Swinburne University of Technology. Research must be conducted as part of formal university studies, i.e. not for general interest. 
 

EWB Research Topic List

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IDStatusNameThemeLocationPartner
14 results

B08

The current state of household level biodigester technology. (more)

Energy;Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Global

EWB

D06

Increasing gender diversity in engineering without perpetuating gender stereotypes. (more)

Education

Australia

EWB

D08

The effects of gender diversity programs on overall diversity in engineering. (more)

Professional Practice

Australia

EWB

D10

The design of a low cost solar-powered water pump. (more)

Energy;Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Cambodia, Timor Leste

EWB

D12

Energy efficient household appliances for low income households in the Asia-Pacific. (more)

Energy

Asia Pacific

EWB

D20

Understanding the seismic behavior of non-engineered building techniques. (more)

Shelter

Nepal, Asia Pacific

Smart Shelter Research

D21

Optimization of specific elements within earthquake resistant construction. (more)

Shelter

Nepal, Asia Pacific

Smart Shelter Research

D22

Determination of material properties for seismic analysis and structural modeling. (more)

Shelter

Global

Smart Shelter Research

D24

Impacts of alternative materials and experimental techniques. (more)

Shelter

Asia Pacific

Smart Shelter Research

D41

The State of Corporate Social Responsibility in Engineering Practice – trends and shifts over 3 years. (more)

Professional Practice

Australia

EWB

D43

Ensuring core competencies in engineers being deployed overseas. (more)

Education;Professional Practice

Australia

EWB

D45

Physical testing of 3D printed medical grade paediatric ankle and foot orthoses. (more)

Assistive Technology

Australia, Global

Ability Mate

E11

Development of a low-cost cooking vessel incorporating Phase Change Materials for refugee and emergency contexts. (more)

Energy

Asia Pacific

EWB

E14

The 3C pit latrine – Adapting a standard pit latrine for flood-prone environments. (more)

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Cambodia

EWB

More Information

The University Research Program accepts applications from final year undergraduate and postgraduate students in any discipline (not just engineering).  The project must be part of your formal studies, most probably as a thesis, a research project or capstone subject. Please check out the Frequently Asked Questions page if you have any queries. If you are interested in conducting a project with EWB in 2019 onwards please complete the expression of interest form.