Engineers Without Borders Australia - Digital Design Summit

For six years, EWB’s Humanitarian Design Summits have created a transformative learning experience like no other. These study tours challenge thinking, push boundaries, and create first-hand understanding of just how important a role engineers can play in creating positive change. With these ‘on location’ tours currently on hiatus due to the pandemic, the Digital Design Summit offers an alternative, equally expansive experience, in an online environment.

The program will run Feb 7-25. 

Participating students will gain experience in:

  • Humanitarian engineering skills and insights

  • Appropriate technology best-practice

  • Designing in resource constrained environments

  • Working with community and clients on needs analysis and problem definition

  • Evaluating solutions including maintenance, materials and cost

  • Rapid prototyping and development

  • Client engagement and communication

  • Cross-cultural engagement, teamwork and project management.

Full Details are here -


Applications close 1 November. 

These experiences can be incorporated into the ANU ENGN3013 Engineering for a Humanitarian Context course or Grand Challenges in Engineering special topic over Jan/Feb 2022 which means a student can gain course credit and be eligible for New Colombo Plan (NCP)  scholarships. NCP scholarships are only available to undergraduate students.

Please contact Jeremy Smith ( if you have any questions about the programs or courses or scholarships.  

Application closing date

1 November 2021
Applications open for this opportunity: 
15 Oct 2021
Study level: 

Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing