Exploring students’ expectations towards and experiences with a new engineering interdisciplinary curriculum

Inês Direito / University College London

WHERE: Virtual

WHEN: December 1, 2021 10:30 am-11:45 amADD TO CALENDAR

Exploring students’ expectations towards and experiences with a new engineering interdisciplinary curriculum: Inês Direito / University College London

The University College London (UCL) Centre for Engineering Education is a joint venture between Faculty of Engineering Sciences and the Institute of Education (IoE). Through research and active engagement, it aims to encourage the study of engineering and allied subjects and drive curriculum innovations to help create the next generation of engineering graduates needed to address complex global challenges. The Centre for Engineering Education is heavily involved in the running and dissemination of UCL Engineering's Integrated Engineering Programme (IEP) – one of the four case studies described in the MIT report “Reimagining and rethinking engineering education” – a pedagogical framework by which undergraduate students study using innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. In this session, I will focus on CEE’s research with IEP students and recent graduates to understand their experiences in the programme. Findings suggest gender differences in the awareness of the societal impact of engineering, and that communication skills are essential to engineering practice. Finally, I will highlight contributions for future longitudinal research on engineering student learning and career pathways in the UK.

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