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Global Design Engineering

Real-life projects from day one

Through project-based learning and working in partnership with industry you will create and contribute solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the 21st Century and be equipped with the skills employers need from future engineers.


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This exciting general engineering degree bridges many disciplines of engineering, including mechanical, electrical and electronic, civil, environmental, and product design. TEDI-London’s aim is to develop professional engineers who are equipped with skills for the future job market.

Projects will be developed around key themes such as smart cities, sustainability, user-centred design and manufacturing. These projects will be real-life industry challenges and will be co-designed and co-delivered with employers.

This interdisciplinary programme is ideal if you’re interested in all aspects of engineering and don’t want to decide on a specific discipline. The skills and knowledge you will gain are equally applicable to systems, products and processes across engineering.

Course content

The TEDI-London programme will comprise the following compulsory (core) modules. There are no optional modules.

Project work

Students will work in our lab ‘makerspaces’, both individually and in groups, to research, design and create conceptual designs, or artefacts and prototypes. You will be guided through the project and problem-based learning approach through tutorials that provide the opportunity to discuss challenges associated with the projects and share your ideas and learn from each other.

Teaching will comprise workshops, masterclasses, group discussions and practical sessions in the makerspaces supported by individual study through online nodes on the learning tree.

Student assessment will be a mixture of group project reports, individual reports​​, pitches​, presentations​, demonstrations​​, short videos​ and posters. There will also be one open book examination of 4 hrs duration at the end of each year.

Hours of study

As a professional engineer in training you will study approximately 40 hours per week. 12 hours per week will be dedicated class contact time with members of staff.

With one intake in September every year, the course will be taught in three 10-week blocks.

Block One – September – November

Block Two – November – February

Block Three – February – May

Industry skills

All major projects will involve industrial collaborations, with links to real-life developments and challenges facing those industries.

Working with industry

Mentors from industry will be involved with the delivery of projects and will work with staff and students to help them develop.

Unlike a degree apprenticeship, TEDI-London students will be working with multiple employers, rather than just one. This provides a wider experience and broader exposure to potential employers – it also enables our students to build a portfolio of project experience and delivery to present, reference and discuss at job interviews. 

Interested in completing a placement? Our course equips you for a placement and is designed to facilitate this for one semester in the final year of study. These placements could involve undertaking a project in the workplace with an industrial collaborative partner.

Entry requirements

The following criteria is intended as a guide to help you gauge if TEDI-London is for you:

  • If studying A Levels, IB, BTEC (or any post 16 education) you’ll be on track for approximately 120 UCAS points or equivalent
  • If studying A Level Maths qualification (or equivalent) you should be on track to achieve a grade C
  • No maths A Level? No problem. You can sit an online numeracy test instead.
  • You will need to pass our Assessment Centre task and interview.

We look beyond academic qualifications

We have designed an admissions process that allows students to demonstrate both their passion for engineering and their existing knowledge through a small project and interview process.

Hear from our students

  • “The biggest reason why TEDI-London is so amazing is because from day one you’ll be doing something that will make a difference. You’ll be working on real-life projects in interdisciplinary teams to actually make a difference to the world.”

    Nienke Summer school student 2019
  • “The outcome from the TEDI-London programme was beyond exceptional. I learnt how to apply knowledge practically, the power of team work, the importance of proper planning and time management, plus life skills that have shaped me for the future.”

    Kahinju Thinking Ahead student 2020

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