UCL Centre for Engineering Education


MSc Engineering and Education Students present their research at Engineering Education conference

15 January 2021

Dr Chika Nweke and Mr. Tommy Piyatamrong recently presented their research on engineering education at the Eighth International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education (ICTIEE 2021) which was hosted by the Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education Foundation (IUCEE). Their work has both been accepted for publication in the ICTIEE special issue of the of the Journal of Engineering Transformations (JEET).

Dr Chika Nweke is a lecturer in the Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL, and is a second-year, part-time student on the MSc Engineering and Education. Her paper, entitled “Assessing skills development across the undergraduate degree programme: An IEP review – Biochemical Engineering” is the outcome of the research that she carried out as part of her studies on the MSc Engineering and Education module Professional Enquiry. This module is run by Dr Lynne Rogers, and in this module, students work collaboratively with fellow students to develop their own small-scale pieces of research that explore issues and challenges pertaining to professional education and training in their workplaces or academic environments.   

Mr. Tommy Piyatamrong recently completed his MSc Engineering and Education studies and is now  studying for a PhD with the UCL Institute of Education.  His paper, entitled “Technology-Mediated Higher Education Provision during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Assessment of Engineering Student Experiences and Sentiments” draws on the research that he carried out as part of his MSc dissertation. The dissertation is the final stage of the MSc Engineering and Education programme and offers students the opportunity to undertake a sustained piece of research on an aspect of engineering education practice that is of personal or professional interest to them. In his doctoral studies, Mr Tommy Piyatamrong is investigating the impact of artificial intelligence and digital technology transformations on professional education in workplace environments.  


Dr Chika Nweke – Lecturer in the Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL, and current MSc Engineering and Education student


Mr Tommy Piyatamrong – UCL PhD student and recent MSc Engineering and Education graduate

About the MSc Engineering and Education

The MSc Engineering and Education is a flexible and unique MSc that seeks to equip its students with the innovative strategies and skills they need to manage and lead change in engineering education and training.  It aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to lead change, lead teams, enhance the performance of engineers in industry, improve the quality of engineering education in universities, and influence engineering education policy. The MSc programme is designed for engineers, teachers of engineering, engineering policy makers, or recent graduates who wish to progress into these professional roles.