EWB Resources

Human-Centred Engineering


This page outlines EWB Australia's Human-Centred Engineering (HCE) Approach, a new approach for structuring and practicing engineering project work, education and capacity building at Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB). It aims to present a common language for discussing solutions development, and a new, tailored, version of Human-Centred Design (now termed HCE) to specifically fit the work that EWB undertakes.


EWB Australia's Human-Centred Engineering Approach contains the following elements, which are demonstrated in the diagram.


  1. Knowledge Sets - learn about the key knowledge sets required develop a solid foundation for effective project work
  2. Guiding Principles - our approach is underpinned by this set of guiding prinsiples
  3. Design Process - 
  4. Collaborative Styles
  5. Tools & Techniques


A detailed description of EWB Australia's Human-Centred Engineering Approach and an associated student guide can be accessed through the EWB Technology or Research Challenges.