Education for Engineering is the mechanism by which the engineering profession offers coordinated and clear advice on education to UK government and the devolved assemblies. It deals with all aspects of learning that underpin engineering with particular emphasis on mathematics, science, ICT and design and technology. It is both proactive and reactive to ensure that the education system remains appropriate to meet the current and future challenges facing society. It is hosted by The Royal Academy of Engineering with a wide membership drawn from the professional engineering community.

Education for Engineering (E4E) website



Education for Engineering works to inform education policy and practice by:

  • Initiating and contributing to policy debates
  • Providing decision-makers with high quality information and analysis
  • Ensuring that all learners are enabled to make connections across areas of learning that support an education for engineering
  • Highlighting the needs of future engineers and routes into engineering that are open to all

E4E Policy Group

Chaired by Dick Olver FREng, membership is drawn from the CEOs of the professional engineering Institutions, The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Council UK and the Engineering and Technology Board. The Policy Group:

  • As a co-ordinated voice of the engineering and technology profession, seeks to influence Government and opinion-formers on issues of education for engineering
  • Understands and relays accurately the national STEM agenda
  • As appropriate, endorses, commits to and acts on the advice of the Operational Group


Operational Group

Members are the people who hold education briefs for their organisation. The Operational Group is a forum for discussion on education policy matters to develop well-considered and consensual policy positions on behalf of the profession for action by the Policy Group. The Operational Group meets three times a year, three weeks before the meeting of the Policy Group. The Operational Group:

  • Ensures cross-profession representation to develop a consensus on education for engineering
  • Makes specific policy and strategy recommendations to the Policy Group
  • Establishes and manages working groups as required to research and analyse STEM education issues of common interest


Membership of E4E

  • 36 Professional Engineering Institutions
  • Engineering Council
  • EngineeringUK
  • Royal Academy of Engineering