UCL Centre for Engineering Education



Developing and delivering exceptional engineering education. Working with partners, the UCL Centre for Engineering Education supports and informs high-quality, technically rigorous and student focused engineering education programmes.


Our consultants are practising academics and engineers who have experience of undertaking programme review/evaluation, through to developing and delivering major curriculum development programmes and initiating complex new programmes.  The centre offers a range of services at a variety of scales and has access to broad range of expertise that can be deployed on short-time scales. Supported by UCL Consultants Ltd, bespoke consultancy support service complex projects can be instigated and managed quickly and efficiently.

•    Foresight and Horizon Scaling Reviews in a range of topics relating to engineering education
•    Curriculum review and evaluations – including aspects of accreditation or assessment
•    Develop and initiation of new programmes in collaboration with international partners. For example: Newgiza University & UCL collaborate to train engineering leaders of the future.
•    Bespoke training and mentoring programmes in engineering education – For example: Royal Academy of Engineering, Safety Champions in Engineering Education.
•    Capacity building workshops. Engineering Education Master Classes in South Africa.

NGU collaboration

Case study

In 2021 the Innovative Engineering Curriculum project began. Under the theme “Bringing life to engineering curricula” it is a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder collaboration between a number of academic institutions in South Africa and the United Kingdom, funded by a grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering. In this project, the goal is to understand the constraints as well as opportunities around developing integrated curriculum frameworks for engineering education in South Africa. Through the cooperation and participation of multiple South African engineering institutions we will share and build on our experiences of integrated projects and curriculum renewal. By working together, we aim to overcome some of the limitations present when institutions attempt curricular reform independently.

For more information see: https://iecurricula.co.za/

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Schools Engagement

Our 600+ active staff and students have developed and delivered 134 engagement and outreach programmes, activities and events, inviting over 6000 students, 5-19 year olds, across over 500 primary and secondary schools in London and the UK, to discover the creative, humanitarian and problem-solving nature of engineering and its significance to society.

Further details of our schools engagement programme.

Schools engagement