Working with our industrial partners on this elite Programme we will develop the key elements of leadership in our best undergraduates. These include:
This will be achieved by a combination of:
Classes and workshops will be delivered by senior academics, industrial leaders and visiting international experts providing an exceptional opportunity to learn from the best in the field.
|Year of ELP||Year of degree programme||Activity|
|>1||>2||>Students will attend a 3 hour training session one evening every week for 2 semesters. The weekly training sessions will take place on Thursday evenings.In addition to this they will complete a 1 week full-time course between semester 1 and semester 2.|
|>2||>Year out||>Guaranteed 1 year paid placement with sponsoring company|
|>3||>3||>Students will attend a 3 hour training session one evening every week for 2 semesters. The weekly training sessions will take place on Thursday evenings. In addition to this they will complete a 1 week full-time course between semester 1 and semester 2.|
|Summer Year 3||Summer Year 3||Guaranteed 2-3 month paid placement with sponsoring company|
The partners involved in the programme are major global companies who will provide paid internships for successful candidates as well as a personal mentor. Details of the participating companies for the 2012 entry can be found here. Participating companies for 2013 will be announced soon.
All candidates will maintain a personal development portfolio with details of the training received, projects completed and personal development. At the beginning of the fourth year of your degree (or end of the third year summer internship) you will give a presentation on your ELP experience to a panel of industrial and academic assessors in which you will show clearly how you have developed leadership skills over the course of the ELP. A successful portfolio and presentation combined with an excellent attendance record will result in the award of an Engineering Leadership Programme Certificate, successful completion of which automatically qualifies you for the University's Degree Plus accreditation scheme and the City & Guilds Licentiatship award.
In order to be shortlisted you must have achieved an average mark of 65% or above in your first semester examinations. In the event a large number of applications are received the application form, along with a shortlisting interview, will be used to create the final shortlist. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in June 2013. The top 10 candidates selected from this process will embark on the ELP in September 2013.
Note: It is a condition of acceptance on to the programme that you will complete a year long internship plus a summer internship with the partner company allocated to you. Allocation of students to partner companies will have an element of choice however, where there is competition for a particular place the allocation will be made based on the best combined first semester results and interview ranking. Applicants must be prepared to travel as a number of the partner companies are based in England and other may require you to spend part of the internship overseas.
Applications for the 2013 Engineering Leadership Programme are now closed.