The first three days of July promise to be very exciting as NMiTE hosts a workshop at the University of Warwick, sponsored by ETL Systems, to design and create a new curriculum and teaching approach for engineering in the UK.
It is time for the talking to stop and plans to be actively drawn up. These three days will specify our ground-breaking curriculum and teaching approach.
Delegates include representatives from blue chip companies like Airbus, Cargill, Heineken, JCB, Thales and Qinetiq along with Founders’ Fund members Arctic Circle, Barrs Court Engineering, ETL Systems and S & A Produce. The intensive session will hear at first-hand what employers want; hear from young, recently graduated, engineers what’s relevant and get the views of top academics and engineering educationalists. To provoke debate and radical thinking will be Prof Dan Jones, co-inventor of the Lean Enterprise; Prof Mark Medionowik from UCL’s Institute of Making; Prof David Helfand President and creator of Quest University, Canada; Prof Daniel Steenstra polymath and innovator from Cranfield and Prof Peter Goodhew the UK’s leading exponent of fresh thing in the teaching of engineering. With teams from Olin College of Engineering and the universities of Warwick and Bristol present, it will crystallise what NMiTE will teach, and how it will ensure the best way of learning to produce world class ‘rounded’ engineers of the future. It will be thought provoking and game changing.
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