Integrated Engineering

Integrated Engineering (also referred to as The Challenges) lets first year students put engineering knowledge into practice through interdisciplinary and design-centered project-based learning experience.

We want to give the students an awareness of an engineer’s influential role in the 21st century and an understanding of the impact associated with engineering decisions. It is also an opportunity to reveal the spectrum of non- traditional career paths available to them upon graduation.

At UCL Engineering, we give our students the opportunity, right from their first day, to participate in all aspects of teamworking, professional practice and design. This course consists of two major five-week design challenges, intrinsically linked to authentic Global Challenges, rich in social awareness and ethical context. Design workshops replace lectures, allowing all students to participate in modelling, testing and making prototypes of their engineering solutions.

Design reviews, meetings, presentations, portfolio management and technical writing are all part of this project course, intended to give students insight into the regular practices found in industry.

Work with us

  • Suggest and develop future challenges
  • Mentor a student team
  • Supplement challenges with site visits and guest speakers
  • Lead social, cultural and ethical investigations
  • Give feedback as Challenge Industry Reviewers
Talk to our staff to find out more and tell us what you think


Emanuela Tilley
Teaching Fellow, Integrated Engineering Programme


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