1342 USD/credit 60390 USD/full
1342 USD/credit 60390 USD/full
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The Peace Engineering program from Drexel University will educate a new generation of professionals who are able to address challenges and implement solutions at the intersection of peacebuilding and engineering.  

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The Peace Engineering program from Drexel University is the result of a partnership between the U.S. Institute of Peace’s PeaceTech Lab and Drexel’s College of Engineering and serves the dual purpose of integrating engineering and technology into peacebuilding practice and infusing conflict-sensitivity into engineering design.

Peace Engineering will cultivate a new skillset in students by combining disciplines of study from engineering, the social dimensions of conflict, and the applied sciences. Students will learn to conduct conflict analyses and to develop ethically and technically just solutions. These solutions will be based in the understanding that conflict, and the ability to address its root causes, emerges from the dynamics and interactions of social, technical, and environmental systems. The program offers a combination of online and classroom courses, group seminars and experiential learning with partners such as the PeaceTech Lab, the U.S. Institute of Peace, community-based organizations, and government agencies.


Peace Engineering will be educating students to serve in fields that are growing rapidly due to the increased awareness of conflict and its causes (e.g., climate change), the widespread availability of technology that connects communities and economies, and the strong desire in current generations to have a positive impact on humanity. Extraordinary opportunities exist for graduates to work in the multinational, government, and non-governmental organizations that have historically led peacebuilding, stabilization, relief, and development efforts.

These include the UN, WHO, World Bank, the World Food Programme, FEMA, DOS, DOD, NGOs and a host of public services within any community. Perhaps more impressive are the opportunities that are being created by the birth of the Peace Tech Industry.

Engineers with a deep understanding of conflict are well suited to organizations that range from contractors involved in stabilization and development efforts, to extraction and consumer product companies working in conflict prone communities, to social entrepreneurs and their venture philanthropists developing technologies that do good.

On-Campus work for International Students

F-1 and J-1 students are allowed to work on-campus while attending classes up to 20 hours a week. This work does not need to be related to your program of study, but you must maintain your student visa status while engaged in this type of work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Peace Engineering Seminar
  • Conflict Management for Engineers
  • Peacebuilding Skills

  •     Risk Assessment
  • Systems Engineering for Peacebuilding 
  • Data-based Engineering Modeling 
  • Community-Based Design
  • Risk Assessment

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45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Admission Application
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized Test Scores 
  • Essay 
  • Résumé
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60390 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit
  • National

    60390 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1342 USD per credit

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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