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King's Engineering

While King’s distinguished history of engineering research dates back to 1838, the university’s founding ethos ‘in service to society’ continues as a golden thread driving our work today.

Our vision for King’s Engineering is to foster collaborations and facilitate problem-solving research to address some of the most pressing engineering real-world questions, building a better, more sustainable world to the benefit of society.

We comprise of the Department of Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences (BMEIS), working closely together with a shared ambition to make the world a better place through engineering innovation.

World-changing ideas, brought to life by King’s engineers.

Making the world a better place

Innovation in our research and our facilities

DELONELINESS: a research project led by King's Engineering

The ‘DELONELINESS’ project aims to design a smart monitoring and communication system with multifunctional electronics, built into textiles used as wearables and home furniture to measure levels of loneliness in older people. Refining methods of identifying loneliness in those who are isolated will allow timely and effective intervention.

This interdisciplinary project brings together the knowledge and skills of academics across King's Department of Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences and Institute of Social Gerontology, alongside partners from the University of Chester, University of Sussex, KYMIRA Ltd, Thrive Wearables, Housing LIN Ltd and policy experts.

PLuS Alliance - TEDI-London

In March 2020, along with our PLuS Alliance partners, Arizona State University and UNSW Sydney, King’s launched TEDI-London, a new engineering higher education provider. TEDI-London addresses a global gap in engineering skills and diversity through an innovative project-based curriculum co-designed with industry, and a unique admissions process.

Through a hands-on Global Design Engineering BEng/MEng, students work on real-life industry projects connected to global challenges, at a bespoke engineering campus in Canada Water, London. Their project-based learning is supported by a virtual learning environment and mentors, experts and coaches from across academia and business.

Meet some of King’s engineers

What do our students say?

We want to inspire and educate the next generation of engineers, who will collaborate across disciplines to address today's real-world problems.

Our Engineering Alumni Zeena and Zara describe the wide variety of exciting research they were exposed to while studying their degrees at King's.

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Learn skills the world needs, from top researchers at London's most central university. Our courses focus on the synergies between fundamental engineering principles and leading-edge technologies with a flexible and innovative approach to education. King’s develops engineers for the 21st century, will you join us?