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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.

Overview

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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.

The optional fourth year MEng is the final stage of an undergraduate integrated master’s degree, meaning you’ll study for an additional year and leave with a higher level qualification in Global Design Engineering.

Course content

The Global Design Engineering BEng/MEng will comprise the following compulsory (core) modules. There are no optional modules.

You can choose to just study this first year content by taking the Certificate of Higher Education in Global Design Engineering.

Project work

Students work in our ‘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 comprises workshops, masterclasses, group discussions and practical sessions in the makerspaces supported by individual study through online nodes on the learning tree.

Student assessment is 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.

Flexible start dates

Students in TEDI-London makerspace

Whilst our courses start in September, we offer a second later intake too in January to give you the chance to study the same programme on a different timescale.

It’s a great opportunity if you’ve missed the September deadline and don’t want to wait until the following year, or are rethinking your options for study.

Study modes

At TEDI-London you’ll be considered a professional engineer-in-training. You will study approximately 40 hours per week. Around 15 to 18 hours per week will be dedicated teaching time with members of staff, as well as self-directed study. With a high student to staff ratio you can expect to have lots of access to faculty and opportunities for feedback.

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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 our online maths refresher course instead.
  • You will need to attend and pass our Applicant Day.

We consider each application individually

We have designed a holistic 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

Our founding cohort share their experience of studying Global Design Engineering so far and why they think other future engineers will enjoy it.

  • “TEDI-London is a place where you will meet inspiring and curious people, whilst learning a subject you enjoy. The perks of having such an interactive way of learning is that you will never feel alone when studying and you’ll have great fun while doing it.”

    Zainab TEDI-London student
  • “Since joining I have enjoyed the friendly group work across our main modules and learning tree nodes, as well as working in the makerspaces to develop my manufacturing and prototyping skills.  What really stands out about TEDI-London is learning through projects: there are no other places that will allow you to work from day one on real-life issues.”

    Stuart TEDI-London student

Our course information at DiscoverUni

Bachelor of Engineering BEng (Hons)

Integrated Master of Engineering MEng (Hons)

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