The global state-of-the-art in engineering education

Commissioned by: MIT
Project conducted: ongoing from 2016

In June 2016, MIT launched the New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET), an initiative charged with developing and delivering a world-leading programme of undergraduate engineering education at the university.

To inform this programme of reform, MIT commissioned a benchmarking study to provide a rapid overview of the world’s leading engineering education programmes. The study has been designed in two phases. The first phase was conducted between September and November 2016 and offers a snapshot of the cutting edge of global engineering education and a horizon scan of how the state-of-the-art is likely to develop in the future. The second phase of the study, to be conducted in 2017, will involve an evaluation of selected institutions identified during Phase 1 that may provide particular insights to both MIT and the wider engineering education community.

A summary of the Phase 1 outcomes are available in a draft report. The completed study outcomes, drawing from Phase 1 and 2, will be published in late 2017.