Research

The EngineeringUK research programme includes the flagship publication Engineering UK: The State of Engineering - a detailed statistical analysis of essential information about the engineering industry and the Engineering Brand Monitor, which establishes the national benchmark for public perceptions of STEM careers. We also monitor and evaluate our interventions and activities to help ensure our engagements with young people have as much impact as possible. 

Engineering UK 2017: State of Engineering was published in February 2017 with a joint foreword from Malcolm Brinded (Chair of EngineeringUK) and Professor Dame Ann Dowling (President of the Royal Academy of Engineering). The full report can be downloaded free of charge alongside a shorter synopsis - there is also an interactive fact wall with themed highlights.

Having accurate, up-to-date, relevant and robust research enables us to promote the vital contribution that engineering and technology makes to society and inspire the next generation of engineers. We use our research to support, advise and inform the wider engineering community, Government and the media. We also use it to monitor our progress, evaluate impact and identify future areas of focus. 

EngineeringUK Report 2017

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Research and briefing papers

Throughout the year EngineeringUK produces a range of briefing papers on key policy issues surrounding science, technology, engineering and maths. You can access these below.

Economy
Sep 2015 Cebr - Productivity and lifetime earnings impacts of engineering education and training

This report compares the impact of vocational and graduate engineering education on productivity and lifetime earnings. The report also estimates GVA at sub-sector level. 

Read the report here

Jan 2015 Cebr - The contribution of engineering to the UK economy - the muliplier impacts

We commissioned another report from the Cebr, exploring the job multiplier effect of engineering on the UK economy. 

Read the report here

Engineers and Engineering Brand Monitor
Engineers and Engineering Brand Monitor 2015

The annual Engineers and Engineering Brand Monitor (EEBM) measures the public's perceptions and knowledge of STEM subjects and careers, engineers and engineering in order to inform our own and partner programmes and gauge if progress is being made in this key area. Our research is conducted across three key audience groups: the general public 20+, STEM Educators and pupils aged 7-19.

Read the report here

Tomorrow's Engineers
May 2016 Tomorrow's Engineers Core Funded 2015 - Key Findings

This report summarises the key results from the post event survey completed by students and teachers after participating in the Tomorrow’s Engineers funded activities. The objectives of the evaluation were to ascertain: - the perception and knowledge of engineering that young people have following the activity - the level of desirability amongst young people and recommendation amongst teachers of engineering careers - how attitudes towards engineering amongst young people and teachers compare to those surveyed in the EEBM.

Read the report here.

May 2016 TE Energy Quest 2015 - Key Findings

This report summarises the key results from the post event survey completed by students and teachers after participating in the Energiser Event and Energy Challenge activities. The objectives of the evaluation were to ascertain: - the perception and knowledge of engineering that young people have following the activity - the level of desirability amongst young people and recommendation amongst teachers of engineering careers - how attitudes towards engineering amongst young people and teachers compare to those surveyed in the EEBM.

Read the report here.

May 2015 Tomorrow's Engineers 2013-2014 - Key Findings

This report presents key findings from the 2013-2014 Tomorrow's Engineers evaluation, with particular emphasis on the impact the programme had on young people's perceptions of STEM.

Read the report here.