Toolkit for Universities

A toolkit for universities wishing to offer Engineering Gateways degrees has been developed by a 'practice transfer partnership' led by the Engineering Council. The aim is to support universities by providing a 'route map' of the steps involved in developing Engineering Gateways degrees, with each step supported by further detail, prompts and questions for departments. The third element is a bank of downloadable resources.

Five existing providers of Engineering Gateways degrees - Aston, Kingston, Hertfordshire, Northumbria and Staffordshire shared their practice and experience, and contributed materials for the toolkit. They also acted as mentors to the adopter universities.

Five universities participated as 'adopters' of the practice: Coventry, Derby, Greenwich, Leeds Metropolitan and the University of the West of England. Case studies describing the universities' journeys are available by clicking on the link under Case Studies on the right hand side of this page.

The resulting toolkit draws heavily on existing successful practice as well as feedback from adopters about what they would find most useful to get started. These findings are included in the resource bank, which also includes relevant practice from the University of Westminster's work-based learning maturity toolkit and experience from Leeds Metropolitan University's 'Knowledge Exchange Network' model for employer engagement.

The Centre for Engineering and Design Education (CEDE) at Loughborough University was involved in developing the toolkit.

For hard copies of the toolkit, contact

For other enquiries or suggestions for additional materials for the resources bank, contact the Engineering Council