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From 12:00 noon on Friday 23 July through the weekend to 12:00 noon on Monday 26 July visitors can register for 45 minute slots to review a selection of graduating projects in person. This is an exclusive preview of a small proportion of the overall output of Imperial College London’s Dyson School of Design engineering which includes our 40 year collaboration with the Royal College of Art, collectively represented by three Masters programmes:

Design Engineering (MEng) This integrated Master’s in Design Engineering focuses on the design of advanced products, services, experiences, and systems across the breadth of engineering and design. Students develop a range of fundamental design and engineering skills, with a particular emphasis on creativity, computer-aided engineering tools, optimisation, human factors, design process, and the enterprise skills and industrial experience necessary to launch brand new products to market.

Innovation Design Engineering (MA/MSc) Celebrating 40 years of distinctive design-science collaboration between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London, the programme is proud to present work recognising the importance of achieving a conscious balance between the needs of economies, people and the planet. The ability to work in transdisciplinary contexts, harnessing the powerful combination of design and technology, are embodied within five themes: Planet Centred Design, Creativity and Craft, Experimental Interaction, and Enhancing Communication.

The IDE40 anniversary is represented by cabinets of curiosity, the historic precedent of portable expositions of creativity, within 40 cases provided by Samsonite. Each containing and representing a project, a venture, a collection of projects, a notable individual or dynamic teams. As individual cases, and as a complete collection, sharing the story of achievements and future potential for innovation, design and engineering.

Global Design Engineering (MA/MSc) Multidisciplinary design with a global perspective is built into the GID programme through the partnership with RCA and through our international alliance with four other world-leading institutions. Despite the constraints on travel and mobility, the pandemic has sharpened focus on the power of cultural diversity to inform and enrich design, even across great distance, and of the urgent importance of planetary thinking. The work presented here aims to deliver social, environmental, economic and cultural benefit, spanning themes such as ethics, gender equality, inclusivity, behaviour change, playfulness, serendipity, problem-solving, food, extended realities and sustainable fashion.


To comply with Imperial College and Government requirements visitors to the exhibition must book a slot with us. Your booking will be checked at the entrance to the exhibition and you will have up to 45 minutes for your visit. This will enable us to manage visitor numbers and to ensure social distancing. The exhibits are designed to be no-touch, and visitors will be requested to wear face coverings.

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