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.
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.
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.
This introductory module will develop your knowledge and understanding of modern design and development, underpinned by engineering principles and technologies. You will undertake a real-world design challenge in a team and consider the ethical, environmental, social and cultural impacts of engineering design.
This module will enable you to develop knowledge of the fundamentals of the engineering sciences. By ‘reverse engineering’ a product (taking it apart) you will develop analytical, measurement and experimental investigation techniques, and an understanding of how the fundamentals of the engineering sciences govern the design and performance of systems and components.
In this module you will look at engineering as a professional multi-disciplinary activity. Through developing a prototype for a product, you will integrate different aspects of engineering and apply the knowledge and skills you have learnt so far to create a solution to a brief.
In this module you will be introduced to industry-standard modelling and numerical analysis, and other specialised engineering software packages appropriate to a design engineer, to explore and appreciate their potential for solving mathematical and engineering problems
In this module you will learn about designing for smart cities, considering energy and the environment and using material sustainably for a healthy living environment.
In this module you will start to develop your personal and professional portfolio and use the Engineering Council’s framework to continue to show your progress towards becoming a professional engineer.
The module will give you the ability to understand and use industry standard systematic, design and manufacturing processes. You will create practical solutions to solve design problems and develop awareness of commercial and sustainability issues and how they impact design.
This module will give you the skills to understand the importance of user ergonomics and systems ergonomics in product and workplace design, and the concepts of product visualisation.
Ergonomics is the science of designing things so that people and things can interact as safely and efficiently as possible – hence user-centred design.
This module will enable you to understand and apply the principles and applications of structural, mechanical, civil and smart technologies for the design of smart cities.
This module will equip you to understand, and apply, ecologically responsible design principles to minimise the environmental impact of your ideas.
In this module you will have the opportunity to undertake project work for social responsibility, utilising innovative technologies to design collaborative project solutions for the community, or groups of people within the community with specific needs, such as the elderly or less able.
This module will build upon your personal and professional portfolio from Year 1. You will continue to map your progress against the Engineering Council framework to demonstrate how you are developing towards becoming a professional engineer.
As you progress into Year 3 you will be given more complex challenges and, in this module, you will learn to apply systematic analysis to advanced manufacturing processes and management systems to design for a flexible, lean and agile environment.
In this module you will integrate all your knowledge from previous modules to complete a major individual project. You will be expected to use an analytical and methodological approach involving elements such as project planning, designing, implementation, testing, quality assurance and evaluation methods and present findings both orally and in written form.
The aim of this module is to provide you with the knowledge and skills attributed to successful innovators, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial organisations. You will learn about the modern drivers of successful innovation, and the various models that have proven ongoing success, and have the opportunity to innovate and apply your entrepreneurial skills to design engineering.
This module will build upon your personal and professional portfolio developed in years 1 and 2 and use the Engineering Council’s framework to continue to show your progress towards becoming a professional engineer.
This module will allow you to apply the project management, commercial and business skills previously acquired at Bachelor’s level, to a new user-centred global design project.
The module will enable you to complete your personal and professional portfolio developed in all years of your course and use the Engineering Council’s framework to show your progress towards becoming a chartered engineer.
This module will develop your ability to integrate knowledge from prior learning to complete a major individual project. As with your Bachelor’s project, you will be expected to use an analytical and methodological approach involving elements such as planning, designing, implementation, testing, evaluation and present findings both orally and in written form. For the MEng project, you also will be required to display an understanding of the needs of industry from the standpoint of the professional engineer as a potential Chartered Engineer, and use enhanced problem-solving skills and a reflective approach to solution development.
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. This is supported by individual theoretical study through our online learning environment.
Student 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 year.
STUDY FULL TIME OR PART-TIME: At TEDI-London you’ll be considered a professional engineer-in-training. As a full-time student you will 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. This will involve studying two evening sessions a week, plus attendance at our Summer School in July.
CHOICE OF TWO START DATES: 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. Please note our second intake is for full-time study only.
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.
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.
- Zainab TEDI-London student
“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.”
- Stuart 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.”
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