Our engineering education programmes and resources

The Centre for Engineering Education is an important member of the UK's teaching and learning development community.

We host the Engineering & Materials Education Research Group (an evolution of UKCME), collaborate in CDIO and lead or support many programmes and initiatives, including those you see below.

EMERG is run by Dr Tim Bullough ( To contact him or any of the group’s members go to the EMERG staff pages.

In addition to our programmes funded by the University of Liverpool and national funding bodies, we provide fee-based consultancy services.

Kritikos: customised search engine for visual media relevant to Engineering education, aimed at reducing the time required to find useful resources for study and for teaching.

Core Materials: over 1650 open educational resources (OERs), available free to materials science and engineering teachers.

Into Engineering: if you are thinking of studying engineering, then this site has information, videos and quizzes to help you make the right choice.

MATTER: a world leading partnership providing computer-based learning (CBL) software for materials science, engineering and related subjects.

AluMATTER: an award-winning website providing e-learning resources free of-charge in the fields of aluminium science and technology.

Steel University: a virtual institution providing highly interactive, sophisticated e-learning resources, free of charge, in steel technologies.

Materials Classroom: housing interactive games, learning resources and quizzes for schools, colleges and anyone else interested in materials science.

UKCME: formerly an HEA-funded national subject centre, the UKME has a large library of learning materials for materials science. This is maintained here within the centre.

Concept questions: working with CDIO partners to identify the key concepts that engineering students need to learn and how they can best be taught.