Engineers 2030 consultation

The Engineering Professors’ Council, in collaboration with our Engineers Without Borders UK partners, invites you to contribute to the National Engineering Policy Centre’s visions and principles for Engineers 2030. Engineers 2030 aims to identify how engineering knowledge, skills and behaviours are changing in the 21st century and what is needed to attract, educate, recruit and support the engineers and technicians of the future.

This is the first publication from the Engineers 2030 working group open for consultation. The consultation is seeking feedback specifically on the vision and principles for the project, with an invitation to contribute from across engineering and beyond.  

This is your opportunity to shape both Engineers Professors’ Council and Engineers Without Borders UK’s response and influence efforts around change within engineering. 

To provide your reflections, please take the short survey below (estimated completion time of 10-15 minutes) by Tuesday 25th June. Individual responses will be non-attributable; the collated responses will be attributed to EPC and EWB UK. Thank you.

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Reflections on Engineers 2030

The broader aim of Engineers 2030 is "to challenge how we think about engineering today, and how the engineering workforce needs to be different. It will examine what and how we teach and professionally develop young people and our existing engineers and technicians. Ultimately, it will determine whether the systems, cultures, and policies currently in place across the United Kingdom are ready to deliver what we need from our engineering and technology workforce now and for the next 25 years".
The Engineers 2030 Vision statement is: Engineers play an urgent and pivotal role in sustainable growth and environmental regeneration and are recognised as a force for good in understanding society’s needs in reshaping the future. At the heart of this, is a revitalised engineering profession that responds quickly and effectively to rapidly evolving environmental, social, and technological imperatives.
The Engineers 2030 principles are that Engineers are:

1. Resilient and future-facing: we are adaptable and can evolve to respond to a world that changes dramatically over timescales shorter than our career.

2. Socially responsible and inclusive: we know how to work with people and draw upon broad ranging perspectives to create solutions that work for everyone.

3. Trusted agents of public good: we put people and planet at the centre of our work and embody hope for a better future.

4. Holistic in approach: we can find creative solutions that work in the broadest contexts and understand risk in all its forms.

5. Data and digitally fluent: we are equally comfortable working in the physical and digital worlds, and at the interface between them.

6. Commercially and economically literate: we generate knowledge for enterprise and develop broad-ranging skills in the pursuit of sustainable and equitable growth.

These six Engineers 2030 principles are presented as three interwoven strands of People (1+2), Planet (3+4) and Prosperity (5+6). Engineers 2030 principles

Data protection and privacy notice: In addition to your thoughts and opinions, the Engineering Professors’ Council will also collect some personal information about you such as your name and email address. This will be used to contact you if follow up is needed with your permission. We committed to protecting your personal data and respecting your privacy. We share your data with EWB UK for analysis purposes only and will not share or sell your details to other third parties. By completing this survey, you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions, please contact us at

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