UCL Centre for Engineering Education


Launch of the CEE Annual Report 2023

25 April 2024

report 2023

2023 was a busy year of growth for the Centre and we are delighted to share with you a snapshot of what we’ve been up to in the report.

The Centre has played a leading role in the formalisation and growth of engineering education research (EER) and this year marks something of a coming of age of EER as more centres are being launched, and established research activities coalesce into formal centres. It is an exciting time and demonstrates the rising profile of research in engineering education and its role in the global concern for sustainability, interest in Artificial Intelligence and the new skills engineers will require to respond to developments in both.

The CEE has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of these curriculum innovations with 2023 seeing the 10th intake into the Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP) but also the opening of the Engineering Foundation Year – giving access to students from a UK widening participation background who would not normally be accepted for study in UCL Engineering programmes. Both programmes take a fresh approach to how we deliver and allow access to engineering education. 

Due to the reputation of the IEP we are increasingly being asked to support and advise others round the world on their own curriculum development projects. Reforms inspired by the IEP are now underway in Africa, the US, the Middle East and Asia and the CEE is delighted to be involved not only in supporting their design but also in building local capabilities to ensure they are successful. 

Throughout 2023 we have been able to welcome many international visitors again, broaden our links with employers and practicing engineers, and look forward to others working with us on many exciting research and curriculum development projects in 2024. 

Read on to find out about all our activities.

Check out the annual report