Humanitarian Engineering - What does it all mean?

Turner, J, Brown, N and Smith, J 2015, 'Humanitarian Engineering - What does it all mean?', in Aman Oo, Arun Patel, Tim Hilditch and Siva Chandran (ed.) Proceedings of 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, Geeloing, Australia, 6-9 December 2015, pp. 234-241.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Humanitarian Engineering - What does it all mean?
Author(s) Turner, J
Brown, N
Smith, J
Year 2015
Conference name AAEE 2015: Blended Design and Project Based Learning: a future for engineering education
Conference location Geeloing, Australia
Conference dates 6-9 December 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Editor(s) Aman Oo, Arun Patel, Tim Hilditch and Siva Chandran
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Geelong, Australia
Start page 234
End page 241
Total pages 8
Abstract Humanitarian Engineering is a term that has become wide spread in the last 15 years with the growth of organisations such as Engineers Without Borders and educational opportunities and initiatives in the development world. However, the term has different meanings and understandings related to types of humanitarian work undertaken and national approaches. Numerous definitions have been provided including Miller (2008), Muñoz and Skokan (2007), VanderSteen (2008) and White (2011). Hill and Miles (2012) explored student understanding of the term at one institution in the UK and concluded understandings vary and further exploration of the term is required within individual education providers to develop their educational initiatives. In Australia one definition was provided by Engineers Australia in 2011 as part of the Year of Humanitarian Engineering (in Greet 2014) but there has been little discussion or critique of this.
Subjects Engineering not elsewhere classified
Copyright notice Copyright © 2015 Turner, Brown and Smith.
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