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First and foremost NMiTE is a university that will focus on the teaching of engineering. Our approach to teaching is best described as ‘inquiry-based’ learning where students engage in hands-on experience in projects connected to real-world problems and learn how to apply subject matter to the practice of all types of engineering.

curriculumNMiTE’s degree program will be an Accelerated Integrated Masters Liberal Engineering Degree (AIMLED). This single Liberal Engineering degree will focus on combining creativity, design and innovation. The degree programme will be structured over three x 46-week years, enabling students to graduate with an MEng, although a BEng pathway will also be available.

Courses will be delivered using a Block learning system, integrating technical and liberal (non-technical-engineering) components. Each Block will contain one or two key concepts, incorporating a project or problem with a defined outcome (which, wherever possible, would be linked across Blocks), and resulting in a piece of evidence for student portfolios.

Project and team-based learning will be a core feature, to develop problem-solving skills and collaborative working, with projects and problems sourced from industry to provide real-world experience. All students will undertake at least one major project/internship with an industrial sponsor.

Our interdisciplinary engineering curriculum focuses on global themes and their related commercial applications.

Course material will be presented in terms of four principal themes tailored to critical industry sectors, specifically:

Feeding the World (Agri-Engineering and Food Production)

Shaping the Future (Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing)

Living Safely (Big Data and Resources Security)

Living Sustainably (Green, Renewable and Smart Living)




In the tradition of liberal education all students will also be required to participate in NMiTE’s unique Human Interaction© curriculum which is designed to enhance employability and provide the societal context needed to develop well rounded engineers.

Learning from the Human Interaction© curriculum will be taught embedded within each engineering subject block and will focus on:

  • Communication – the knowledge, skills and experience required to communicate in all formats and situations
  • Collaboration – the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to work effectively with self and others
  • Context – the knowledge and understanding of ethical, economic, business, historical, political, environmental and legal considerations necessary to understanding the practice of engineering

The NMiTE curriculum team has been tasked with developing the vision for our curriculum and associated pedagogy by mid-2016.  Full course details will be available from Spring 2018.

For more information on any of the following, please just click on the topics below:

The NMiTE Curriculum Framework The NMiTE Curriculum NMiTE’s Course Philosophy Engineering and Science Education Today A Whole New Engineer