22nd August 2020 - 2010 Engineers Reunion
Past lecturer Mike Clode was invited to a Zoom Reunion by 2010 Engineers. Mike reports that this went very well and hopes we shall see more of these engineers in the KCLEA.
16th July 2020 - Report by Professor Barbara Shollock to the KCLEA Committee on the the return of Engineering to King's.
To support our ambitions, we have actively been engaging with the academic community, schools, industry, and the wider community about the launch of the new Department. The Department has begun growing its academic base and currently has 24 members. We are hiring people committed to engineering education alongside innovation in research.
New appointees include two UKRI Fellows, an Imperial College Fellowship holder, and a US IBM Faculty Award holder with 59 patents. Our most recent appointment is Claire Lucas, IETís Young Woman Engineer 2019, who will join in August 2020. We are planning to develop the historic river-facing
Embankment building to house our new research activities for Engineering a Sustainable Future. The location at the heart of the Strand campus will ensure
engineering solutions are integrated with Kingís wider strengthens in policy, entrepreneurship, humanities and business to impactful research and innovations.
We are moving forward in achieving our aims to lead the sector in engineering education and research, as well as address gender stereotypes in engineering in our curriculum and staff. In 2019/20, the percentage female undergraduates on our courses was 20% compared to a sector average of 17%, the percentage of female of our postgraduate taught students is 43% compared to a sector average of 26%, and 28% of our postgraduate research students are women compared to a sector average of 25%.
With the appointment of Claire, 40% of our professors will be women, and our recent appointments mean 80% of our lecturers are women. We have designed a high-quality, distinct curriculum that is dynamic, responsive to the needs of employers, and attractive to the next generation of engineers.We have been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Professor, Anusha Shah, who works for Arcadis in sustainable and inclusive design to bring industrial insight into our curriculum.
For the 2020 entry for General and Electronic Engineering, we have nearly twice the applications we had last year. Our Electronic Engineering portfolio of courses saw an increase of more than 60% on the previous year, with one course seeing over a 200% increase in applications.We have seen a 50% increase in applications to our MSc courses.
Our Electronic Engineering Undergraduate courses have moved up 10 places to 16th in the 2020 Good University Guide, placing us 2nd in the key 3 London universities, ahead of UCL. https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/leaguetables/rankings/electrical-and-electronic-engineering