MMU Good Practice Exchange


Engineers Without Borders: Internationalising Curriculum

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The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) MMU Challenge took place in September 2013 as part of the level 4 and 5 induction. Headed up by Mike Fernando, the two week long induction project involved multi-disciplinary groups researching and responding to the EWB Challenge. This particular challenge invited students to use their engineering knowledge to design something for the specific needs and climate of East Timor. Crucially, this introduced students to the idea of thinking about their skills in an international context.

Mike also believes that the induction helps students understand Engineering in a more broader sense, as students were asked from a very early stage to work with peers from other Engineering disciplines. There were students who enjoyed the project so much that they decided to enter the National EWB Challenge as an extra curricular activity.

Contact Details:

Mike Fernando
Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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Inclusive Curriculum

Internationalising the Curriculum

Programme Planning and Design

Education for Sustainable Development

Induction & Transition