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 currently closed for applications. For students interested in conducting projects in the future please complete an Expression of Interest.

The Humanitarian Engineeirng Research Program is open to those studying at one of EWB Australia's current Uiversity 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 universitiy studies, i.e. not for general interest. 
 

EWB Research Topic List

Available
Not available

 
IDStatusNameThemeLocationPartner
21 results

B08

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

Energy;Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Global

EWB

B19

Improving health impact evaluations and reporting in humanitarian engineering projects. (more)

International Development

Global

EWB

C04

The design of an appropriate and inclusive rice seed planter for rural Cambodia. (more)

Agriculture

Cambodia

Cambodian Rural Development Team

D06

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

Education

Australia

EWB

D10

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

Energy;Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Cambodia, Timor Leste

EWB

D16

The barriers and opportunities in Developing Asia for women in technical roles. (more)

Professional Practice

Cambodia, Timor Leste

EWB

D17

The development of a cross cultural internship program to train Cambodian engineers. (more)

Education

Australia, Cambodia

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

D23

Low-tech passive energy concepts for heating, cooling and ventilating. (more)

Energy;Shelter

India, Nepal

Smart Shelter Research

D24

Impacts of alternative materials and experimental techniques. (more)

Shelter

Asia Pacific

Smart Shelter Research

D26

The design of a portable mobile phone charging station for mass displacement in the Asia-Pacific. (more)

Energy

Asia Pacific

EWB

D40

The development and delivery of Human Centred Design training into a 2-day ‘makerthon’ course. (more)

Education

Australia

EWB

D41

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

Professional Practice

Australia

EWB

D42

The design modification of a biodigester for export from Cambodia. (more)

Energy;Business Development

Cambodia, Global

ATEC Biodigesters

D43

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

Education;Professional Practice

Australia

EWB

D44

Understanding and reducing the causes of marine debris in Indonesia. (more)

Education

Asia Pacific

Earthwatch Australia

E11

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

Energy

Asia Pacific

EWB

E12

The design of a low-cost bathing chair suitable for children with disabilities. (more)

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene;Assistive Technology

Vietnam, Asia Pacific

EWB

E13

The continued development of a household level biodigester appropriate for emergency and refugee contexts. (more)

Energy

Asia Pacific

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.