The National Engineering Programme
In line with the Government’s ten year plan for science and engineering, The Royal Academy of Engineering is managing and overseeing the National Engineering Programme (NEP).
The National Engineering Programme recognises the connection between engineering and society and began in 2005 as the London Engineering Project (LEP), a widening participation project to help strengthen engineering as a strategic subject.
The LEP has worked across the city, taking engineering activities into schools, supporting the launch of the Diploma in Engineering and modernising university degrees.
It is now joined by the Welsh Engineering Project, and Barrow Engineering Project. Also part of the National Engineering Programme is the Engineering Engagement Project and the Best Programme.
The Academy is also the lead organisation in the Government’s STEM Programme, has played a pivotal role in the development of the HEFCE funded
National HE STEM Programme and is the host organisation for
Education for Engineering (E4E). E4E is the mechanism by which the engineering profession offers coordinated and clear advice about education to UK Government and the devolved Assemblies. It deals with all aspects of learning that underpin engineering with a wide membership drawn from the professional engineering community.
The prospectus ‘Strengthening
Engineering Education’ is available to download