The Centre for Engineering and Design Education

Aims and Objectives

Our Distinctive Role

Our role is to provide discipline-specific support and consultancy directly to the five sponsoring schools.

  • The School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • The School of Civil and Building Engineering
  • The School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
  • The Loughborough Design School
  • The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

This is done through a variety of research and development projects, activities and events on a yearly basis. CEDE is in a unique position to help the transfer of effective practice between the Schools and help identify the key and common issues. The Centre’s role is also to provide linkages between central professional services, such as the ┬áCentre for Academic Practice, Careers and Employability Centre and ITS.

CEDE can provide a rapid response to address common issues, utilising its methods of operation and broad skill-set of staff, allowing for incubation of innovative teaching and learning initiatives which might also have potential for wider impact across the University. CEDE successfully bids for substantial external funding to enhance core work and has gained external recognition for innovative learning technology development.

Our Strategic Aims

  1. To support engineering and design academics in the area of teaching and learning, by seeding innovation, recognising opportunities and horizon scanning, encouraging evidence based enhancements and transferring effective and efficient practice.
  2. To maintain Loughborough’s leading position in the delivery of high quality engineering and design education by championing learning and teaching, disseminating practice and forming key partnerships.
  3. To support the engineering and design schools’ undergraduate teaching so that it meets the recruitment needs of industry by enhancing employability, providing high quality teaching spaces and industrial engagement.