High quality, highly employable engineers

First and foremost, NMiTE will be a university that will focus on engineering. Our approach is best described as ‘inquiry-based learning’ where students engage in hands-on challenges and learn how to apply subject matter in a real-world context.

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NMiTE’s degree program will be an Accelerated Integrated Engineering Degree. This single degree will focus on combining creativity, design and innovation and incorporate learning in ‘employability’ skills. A high level of student commitment will enable a MEng (Integrated Engineering) to be achieved in just three (46-week) academic years of study.

Courses will be delivered using a Sprint approach, integrating technical and liberal (non-technical-engineering) components. Each Sprint will contain multiple concepts 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 challenges sourced from industry to provide real-world experience. All students will undertake either an Industry Based Learning Experience or an Enquiry Based Challenge.

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 in Harmony (Big Data and Resources Security)

A Healthy Planet (Green, Renewable and Smart Living)

 

 

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Additionally, key ‘employability’ skills will be embedded within each engineering challenge. These skills include:

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

 

Our ongoing activities for 2018 include:

- Work on the new campus

- Development of the new curriculum

- Welcoming our Design Cohort in September

- Seeking employer and community partners