NMiTE – New Model in Technology & Engineering – is an initiative backed by government, educators (including the University of Warwick) and industry, to transform engineering education in Britain. Located in Hereford, NMiTE aims to become the first wholly new UK university in 40 years.
The NMiTE project is crucial to Britain’s competitive future. Engineers are key to mastering major world challenges – from sustainable food production to cybersecurity – but the UK is critically short of them.
We don’t have enough engineers; we don’t have enough women engineers; and employers tell us too many of the engineers we do have lack the right skills for the future.
NMiTE is here to change all this, and fast.
We’re going to change how engineering students are selected; we’re going to change how they learn; and we’re going to change how they graduate into employment.
In doing this we’ll be creating a new model of higher education for a new generation. And helping create a brighter future for Britain.
How NMiTE will be different
We will be changing the way engineers are selected by recruiting learners who impress through their curiosity, ingenuity and passion as much as by a set of starred grades. We’ll make engineering come alive as the creative, problem-solving and inspiringly worthwhile discipline it is via an ambitious outreach programme to schools.
We’ll change the way they learn as Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, Chief Executive and Provost says, ‘you won’t come here to study engineering; you’ll come here to be an engineer.’ So our learner engineers will work collaboratively in small groups, on real-world engineering problems set by real-world organisations, mentored by real-world engineers. It’s a unique curriculum model that will enable learners to gain an MEng in three (46-week) years and will place learning-by-doing over lectures and evidence-based learning over exams.
We’ll change the way they graduate into employment. The learning experience of NMiTE is being designed to align the skills and talent of our engineers with the needs of employers. Because these needs change as technology does, we will be designing our curriculum to be flexible and based on progressive results rather than fixed exams. This will develop a love of learning which we aim to satisfy by welcoming our graduates back for reskilling throughout their working lives.
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About Ingenuity Studio
NMiTE – New Model in Technology & Engineering – is an initiative backed by government, educators (including the University of Warwick) and industry, to transform engineering education in Britain. Located in Hereford, NMiTE will ultimately become the first wholly new UK university in 40 years.
With our innovative Ingenuity Studio engagement programme, we aim to inspire a new passion for engineering as a lifelong career. Our Studios, equipped with an array of hi-tech equipment, will bring a new learning experience to schools, colleges and organisations. Reflecting NMiTE’s unique approach, they will use real-world projects to encourage the exploration of ideas, design and build.
NMiTE is based in Hereford
NMiTE is located in Hereford, a beautiful cathedral city on the Welsh Marches in the west of England. Situated on the banks of the River Wye, Hereford is within reach of the Malverns and the Brecon Beacons, providing opportunities for outdoor pursuits including canoeing, cycling and hiking.
We aim that NMiTE will be a major economic asset to the city and county and will serve the Midlands region and the UK’s engineering sector.