Enigneering: Creating Technologies that Help People

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Enigneering: Creating Technologies that Help People

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science, Management of Technology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Module description
    This module will explore the potential of combining engineering with social entrepreneurship in creating a powerful tool for improving the lives of people all over the world. You will engage in a project to deliver a technical solution to one of a portfolio of challenges set by local community groups and NGOs working in sustainable development projects in deprived areas, and regenerative-medicine practitioners. Through an innovative combination of lectures and teamwork, you will learn how to carry through projects from planning to delivery, how to manage time and resources and how to work together with the client to deliver an appropriate and sustainable solution. 

    This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.

    Learning outcomes and objectives

    By the end of the module, you should have:

    • gained understanding of contexts in which engineering knowledge can be applied e.g. the development of technology, the solving of technical problems.
    • investigated and defined the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations.
    • applied problem-solving skills, technical knowledge and understanding, to establish rigorous and creative solutions that are fit for purpose.
    • communicated your work to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • understood the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development.
    • widened your knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes.

    Teaching pattern

    • Lectures
    • Fieldwork / laboratory 
    • Tours of department laboratories and facilities
    • Project work / private study

    Module assessment
    Project plan (15%)
    Project deliverable (software or device) (70%)
    Presentation to client (15%)

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