Industrial Advisory Board

Our Industrial Advisory Boards (IAB) meet twice yearly to review the quality and effectiveness of the degree programmes we offer to our students, and their valuable commitment underpins the relevance of our syllabuses. The School of MACE IAB comprises around 40 male and female engineering professionals from across the UK and beyond. Their vast collective experience covers the full breadth of degree programmes we offer. In some cases the membership includes our own alumni, keen to give back and further improve the course based on first-hand experiences. Some members represent recruitment teams across a diverse range engineering sectors with an interest in shaping the next generation of engineers. Others, representing national engineering bodies have made a staunch commitment to the engineering profession and look to feed back their invaluable experience to our educators, to help maximise the effectiveness of our future engineers.

Remit of the Industrial Advisory Board

The remit and objectives of the IAB are outlined in the five following points:

  1. To adapt the learning experiences we offer in response to external influences and the dynamic landscape defining the engineering sector on both a national and international scale.
  2. To report and appraise significant engineering curriculum developments in order to ensure industrial relevance, and to seek advice and assistance in the development of new learning activities.
  3. To forge direct links between our programmes and the recruitment departments of the engineering sector, to provide the best possible employability opportunities for our graduates.
  4. To seek feedback and performance analysis of MACE engineering graduates in the industrial world, in order to identify any shortcomings in the curriculum and to identify methods of improvement

  5. To identify upstream activities arising from MACE Research in order to assess industrial readiness and potential incorporation into the engineering curriculum


Some of our members:

Robin Kenna, Rolls Royce, Aerospace Division

“I’m a graduate of the Aerospace Engineering programme here and can offer first-hand endorsement of the relevance and quality of the learning methods which form the courses available here. I’m looking forward to re-establishing meaningful links with the department and helping to improve the course.”

Lisa Marks, Leonardo Helicopters

“I’ve come along today because we’re really keen to access graduates with the right skills into our company over the next few years. Through the IAB we’ve found out a lot about the training and learning opportunities and have had the opportunity to shape the future contant. It’s been really interesting.”

James Pinkerton, Jaguar Land Rover

“My initial involvement with The School of MACE was with recruitment team but more recently I’ve joined the Industrial Advisory Board to try to help develop the course into a more industrially focused programme that provides appropriate learning to help students make the transition into industry”

Would you like to contribute too?

We are constantly looking to maximize the relevance of the learning experience we offer and regularly refresh the membership of the Industrial Advisory Board. Members should be able to demonstrate substantial industrial experience and will be invited to join us twice yearly on site at the School of MACE. You will have the opportunity to review our syllabus, tour our learning facilities, interact with our students and shape the programs we offer. If you are interested to become a member, or simply wish to offer feedback or comment on our graduates – please don’t hesitate to contact us

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