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BEng/MEng (Hons)

Global Design Engineering

Real-life projects from day one

Through project-based learning and working in partnership with industry you’ll 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 (honours) 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 are developed around key themes such as smart cities, sustainability, user-centred design and manufacturing. These projects will be real-life industry challenges, co-designed with industry and community partners.

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’ll gain are equally applicable to systems, products and processes across engineering.

For those who choose to study the MEng (over 4 years) you’ll graduate with an integrated master’s qualification, making you eligible to pursue chartered status as an engineer, without the need for further study. 

Course content

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

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

Forget lectures

You’ll work hands-on in our ‘makerspaces’, both individually and in groups, to research, design and create conceptual designs, or artefacts and prototypes. You’ll 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. This is supported by individual theoretical study through our online learning environment.

Assessment is a mixture of group project reports, individual reports​​, pitches​, presentations​, demonstrations​​, short videos​ and posters. There will also be two open book examinations at the end of each of your first two years.

Study modes

STUDY FULL TIME OR PART-TIME: At TEDI-London you’ll be considered a professional engineer-in-training. As a full-time student you’ll study approximately 40 hours per week. Around 15 to 20 hours per week will be dedicated teaching time with members of staff, as well as self-directed study.

If you’re looking to fit your studies around an existing job or commitment, we also offer our BEng/MEng as a part-time degree (commencing in September 2024). This will involve studying two evening sessions a week.

CHOICE OF TWO START DATES: Whilst our courses start in September, we offer a second intake 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. Please note our second intake is for full-time study only and intensive for the first semester, you’ll also attend a mandatory Summer School in the July of your first year.

Industry skills

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

Working with industry

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 allows you to build a portfolio of project experience and delivery, to present, reference and discuss at job interviews. You’ll be engaging with industry in a professional capacity from the very start of your programme.

In your third year, you’ll have the opportunity to complete your major project either in partnership with industry, or with one of our founding partners in Arizona or Sydney.

We offer opportunities for summer internships to our students, usually between their 2nd and 3rd year, opportunities range from roles in global responsibilities to tech companies.

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 112-120 UCAS points or equivalent
  • If studying A Level Maths qualification (or equivalent) you should be on track to achieve a grade C
  • If you’re not studying A Level Maths you will need to pass our online Maths Refresher course
  • You may be invited to an online interview

No Maths A-Level? No problem

We believe that students without an A-Level or BTEC qualification in Maths should not have to miss out on studying engineering at degree level. That’s why, if this applies to you, we’ll give you the opportunity to complete a refresher course to improve your mathematical skills.

Hear from 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 online learning 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
  1. Apply to TEDI-London

    Become a Global Design Engineer – join us in either January or September 2024.

    Apply online 

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