MSc Engineering and Education

Employer: University College London
Job location
London - Bloomsbury
Job closing date

The degree will provide you with a mix of theoretical and practical ideas and frameworks to creatively re-design and deliver all aspects of engineering education including engineers’ skills and how policies can enhance engineering education. A focus on leadership and the development of professional skills is emphasised throughout, with inputs from industry experts, UCL researchers and policy stakeholders.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of two core modules (60 credits), two optional modules (60 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits).

Core modules

  • Engineering: Practice, Innovation and Leadership
  • Engineering Learning and Teaching

Optional modules

Students can choose from modules, up to the value of 60 credits, offered by UCL Engineering and the IOE.

  • Vocational Learning
  • Professionalism and Expertise: theories and perspectives
  • Professional Enquiry
  • Learning and working in international contexts and organisations
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Advice in Practice
  • Communicating Science for Policy
  • Energy, Technology and Climate Policy
  • Energy Systems and Sustainability
  • Introduction to Programming


Working with the support of tutor, dissertations can be tailored to reflect students’ current or future interests. Dissertations can therefore take the form of an investigation into an engineering education problem, a sustained critical appraisal of a relevant issue, or the scoping of an educational solution to an engineering problem.

Teaching and learning

The programme combines innovative classroom teaching methods with unique group-based and scenario-based learning, enabling students to dynamically engage with current engineering education challenges. Group work and scenarios are designed to help students consolidate knowledge, develop essential practical skills and their understanding of principles, and share knowledge and experience to enhance their employability.

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