Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.

The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.

Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook,  for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering B

Module aims

Students will learn about and engage with engineering in the context of global society and within the engineering industry. Students will apply this knowledge to create and plan initiatives, gaining an understanding of being an EDI champion and improving interpersonal skills. This is a level 6 version of an enhanced level 7 module and students cannot take both for credit towards their final degree

Learning outcomes

 On completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Have knowledge and critical understanding of the key issues surrounding equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering, STEM and wider society

2. Identify and evaluate actionable methods of embedding EDI into engineering education and/or industry

3. Create an initiative at Imperial or an external partner (such as a school or engineering business), with a specific target relating to improving EDI in engineering 

4. Develops plans to critically assess the impact of this initiative through qualitative and quantitative measures and communicate results

5. Evaluate one’s own positionality and personal development as well as changes to thinking through reflective practice

Module syllabus

 - The meaning of EDI and the societal and discriminatory structures it sits within

- The impact of positionality on EDI initiatives and discrimination
- The relevance of EDI to engineering and the benefits of championing EDI
- EDI actions and their limitations in both education and industry 
- Impact assessment of EDI initiatives 
- Reflective and reflexive skills in personal development


Assessment type Assessment description Weighting Pass mark Must pass?
Coursework Curated discussion of reflective logbook  40% 50% Y
Coursework Bi-weekly group tasks 40% 50% Y
Examination Individual reflective essay 20% 50% Y

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