UCL Centre for Engineering Education


How to Change the World

21 June 2018

How to Change the World is a unique hands-on training programme that equips rising engineering talent with the skills to develop creative and technically robust solutions to 21st-century challenges to bring about positive social change.

Each year, UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) delivers HtCtW to engineering, computer science and management science students from 11 UCL departments. This is the flagship capstone element of the first two years of the Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP) In 2017, 750 students will pitch 125 ideas for tackling a selection of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to high-profile clients from government, NGOs and industry. During the two-week programme student groups will tackle challenges on topics such as resilient infrastructure, energy, water and sanitation and cities.

Most recently STEaPP and the Centre for Engineering Education has developed bespoke instances of this programme for external organisations. These are either delivered by UCL staff or by local staff following training from the UCL team. An example of this was the two-day programme in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering Global