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 University Research Program is currently open for applications. The next deadline for applications is the 4th of February 2018 with a rolling deadline after that. Applicants will be informed 1 week after the deadline if they have been succesfull. 

 

EWB Research Topic List

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IDStatusNameThemeLocationPartner
32 results

B08

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

Energy;Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Global

EWB

D17

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

Education

Australia, Cambodia

EWB

D40

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

Education

Australia

EWB

D03

Faecal sludge management in challenging environments. (more)

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Cambodia

EWB

D08

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

Professional Practice

Australia

EWB

D06

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

Education

Australia

EWB

C04

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

Agriculture

Cambodia

Cambodian Rural Development Team

A16

Designing a titanium based reaction system to treat drinking water in Cambodia. (more)

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Cambodia

Agile Development Group

D16

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

Professional Practice

Cambodia, Timor Leste

EWB

D28

Creating the 'Uber' for assistive devices. (more)

Assistive Technology

Australia

Ability Mate

D25

Shifting perceptions on who can be an engineer. (more)

Education

Australia

EWB

D26

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

Energy

Asia Pacific

EWB

B19

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

International Development

Global

EWB

D27

Using 3D printing to create medical grade paediatric ankle and foot orthoses. (more)

Assistive Technology

Australia

Ability Mate

D41

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

Professional Practice

Australia

EWB

D33

An assessment of water supply and sanitation microfinance operations in low and middle income countries. (more)

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Global

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

D18

The design of an emergency cook stove for the Asia-Pacific. (more)

Energy

Vanuatu, Asia Pacific

EWB

D43

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

Education;Professional Practice

Australia

EWB

D30

The design of non-permanent toilets for peri-urban areas of Vanuatu. (more)

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Vanuatu

Live and Learn Environmental Education Cambodia

D29

Improving the resilience of concrete rainwater tanks to earthquakes and cyclones. (more)

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Vanuatu

Live and Learn Environmental Education Cambodia

D21

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

Shelter

Nepal, Asia Pacific

Smart Shelter Research

D24

Impacts of alternative materials and experimental techniques. (more)

Shelter

Asia Pacific

Smart Shelter Research

D22

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

Shelter

Global

Smart Shelter Research

D20

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

Shelter

Nepal, Asia Pacific

Smart Shelter Research

A26

The design of an affordable recumbant hand-cycle. (more)

Assistive Technology

Australia

Enable Development

D23

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

Energy;Shelter

India, Nepal

Smart Shelter Research

D42

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

Energy;Business Development

Cambodia, Global

ATEC Biodigesters

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

D44

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

Education

Asia Pacific

Earthwatch Australia

D39

Developing a camera control device and other assistive technology for people with cerebral palsy. (more)

Assistive Technology

Australia

Choice Passion Life

D04

A comparative assessment of multistage latrines on effluent quality. (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.