The Institute of Irrigation and Development Studies is a multi-disciplinary postgraduate centre within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Southampton. It is involved in teaching, research, consulting and training both nationally and internationally.
The Institute has been offering MSc programmes for over 35 years, taught by a team of staff and visiting lecturers who have made specialist careers in many areas of international development. There are now close to a thousand graduates from IIDS working all over the world. The MSc course in Engineering for Development was started in 1993/4.