TALKING POINT – AUGUST 8TH 2017

TALKING POINT – AUGUST 8TH 2017

Global academics have teamed up with industry partners to ensure that Herefordshire’s new engineering university provides students with an exceptional learning experience.

When our first 300 students join in Autumn 2020 they’ll embark on a fast-track programme that delivers high value and an engineering education like no other …here are just some features that set this engineering degree apart:

  • Content – to reflect modern engineering practice, we’ll teach engineering topics integrated with non-engineering topics such as marketing; HR; finance and management.
  • Admissions – what the engineering profession needs above all is problem solvers, so instead of requiring Maths and Physics at A-level we’ll welcome all students with good grades who also demonstrate curiosity, grit and passion – the qualities to become the country’s top engineers and industrial innovators.
  • Accelerated programme – students and parents want value for money; employers need engineers urgently and one of the principles of this project is that it contributes to Herefordshire’s economy. We’ve a solution that’s common elsewhere in the world, yet not in the UK. Students will study for 46 weeks a year and gain a 480-credit Masters in Liberal Engineering Degree (MEng equivalent) in three years rather than the four or five it usually takes. They’ll live in Hereford for at least 46 weeks of the year, with the associated benefits to local businesses.
  • Delivery – we’ll deliver teaching in intensive one to three-week blocks of integrated engineering and interdisciplinary subjects. Students will complete a two multi-week community-based projects and will split their third year between an industrial placement and a final capstone project.
  • Assessment – students will be assessed on a detailed e-portfolio of their achievements. The process will enable them to demonstrate their capabilities in each block. Instead of gaining traditional “firsts” or “seconds”, students will be awarded an internationally recognised numerical Grade Point Average.
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