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Eng Leadership

The Engineering Leadership Programme has been developed to train a select group of students in some of the key leadership skills industry have identified as essential for allowing engineering graduates to become engineering leaders. Working with our industrial partners on this elite Programme we will develop the key elements of leadership.  These include:

  • effective communication
  • teamwork & team building
  • influencing & negotiating
  • vision creation & delivery
  • enterprise understanding

This will be achieved by a combination of:

  • training workshops
  • project based learning
  • industrial visits
  • leadership challenges
  • internships
  • personal mentoring

Programme Structure

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 training session per week (approx. 3 hours) for 2 semesters. In addition to this they will complete a 1 day workshop between semester 1 and semester 2.
2 Year out Guaranteed 1 year paid placement with sponsoring company
3 3 Students will attend a training session per week (approx. 3 hours) for 2 semesters.
Summer Year 3 Summer Year 3 Leadership training activities


Industrial Partners

The partners involved in the programme are major global companies who will provide paid internships for successful candidates as well as a personal mentor.

Assessment and Award

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 training) 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.

Applicant Requirements

The application for the 2013 entry will be announced in April 2013.  In order to be shortlisted you must have achieved an average mark of 70% or above in your first semester examinations. 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.