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Industry and peer reviewed Standards support post-16 engineering education

Published: 13/08/2021

The Engineering Council’s Standards can help learners, their parents, careers advisors and employers to navigate the rapidly-changing landscape of post-16 qualifications. …

Big Bang Competition announces GSK UK Young Engineer of the Year winner

Big Bang Competition announces GSK UK Young Engineer of the Year winner

Published: 24/06/2021

A student from Rugby has been awarded the top prize in The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition. Kaede Sugano, a Year 12 student, was crowned GSK UK Young Engineer of the Year for her project, ‘RIHLA’ …

Report calls for £40m urgent investment in careers provision

Report calls for £40m urgent investment in careers provision

Published: 08/06/2021

A new report calls on government to invest £40 million in improving access to careers provision for students in schools and colleges in England …

Vocational T Level qualifications roll out further

Vocational T Level qualifications roll out further

Published: 28/05/2021

A new kind of vocational qualification is rolling out further across England from September 2021. T Levels are two year courses, for students aged 16-19, which have been developed in collaboration with businesses. T Levels follow on from GCSEs, are equivalent to three A Levels …

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Published: 25/05/2021

A new study, published by the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC), reveals that studying an Engineering degree gives individuals a greater boost to social mobility when compared to other subjects. The EPC’s Chief Executive, Johnny Rich, commented: "We have found clear evidence that Engineering makes a significant contribution to …

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week reflects international climate conference

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week reflects international climate conference

Published: 29/04/2021

The main themes of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week will be achieving net zero and how engineering can contribute to tackling climate change. The event will coincide with international climate change conference COP26 (26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties), which the UK is hosting from 1-12 November 2021. …

Tomorrow's Engineers Code, careers hub, and climate focus

Tomorrow's Engineers Code, careers hub, and climate focus

Published: 29/04/2021

Tomorrow’s Engineers have launched a new careers hub aimed at inspiring the next generation. Neon curates engineering experiences – bringing together inspiration, up-to-date careers information, and real-world applications of engineering in an engaging format. …

Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) joint accreditation visits

Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) joint accreditation visits

Published: 27/04/2021

Universities seeking accreditation by three or more professional engineering institutions for a single programme or group of related programmes can request an EAB visit. A number of EAB visits have been postponed due to the pandemic, and those scheduled for spring/summer 2021 will be held virtually. Decisions have yet to be made on whether visits scheduled for autumn 2021 will be face to face or virtual. …

Students turn to technology with university choices, new UCAS data shows

Students turn to technology with university choices, new UCAS data shows

Published: 27/04/2021

New subject data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) shows a big shift towards technology-based degrees, including a 400% jump in acceptances to artificial intelligence (AI) courses. The final release of university and college level application and acceptance figures for the 2020 cycle reveals that the continued popularity of STEM subjects shows no sign of waning. …

Brexit and international recognition

Brexit and international recognition

Published: 19/04/2021

The Engineering Council is a signatory to a number of international accords which afford recognition of accredited degrees by agencies in signatory countries. This recognition of UK programmes is unaffected by Brexit. The Engineering Council is also a member of the European Network for the Accreditation of Engineering Accreditation (ENAEE), providing the option for universities to purchase EUR-ACE labels for accredited degrees of 180+ ECTS credits. …

Implementation of Revised Engineering Council Standards

Implementation of Revised Engineering Council Standards

Published: 17/04/2021

Following publication of The Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP) 4.0 HE providers can request accreditation against the old or new learning outcomes for accreditation visits held before September 2024. Guidance is being developed to support Approval and Accreditation of Qualifications and Apprenticeships (AAQA), the new Engineering Council Standard against which apprenticeships …