31st International Conference on

Transdisciplinary Engineering 2024

9th to 11th July 2024 

UCL East, London, UK

Engineering for Social Change


Welcome to TE2024! This conference brings together researchers and practitioners in, on and with engineering across academia, government and business to explore how engineering can address the complex and critical challenges facing society today. This annual conference is run by the International Society for Transdisciplinary Engineering, and is hosted by UCL's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Public Policy (UCL STEaPP) and UCL Centre for Engineering Education (CEE). The conference will take place at UCL's new East Campus at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London. 

Engineering is how society makes the future and transdisciplinary engineering is central in making that future better - and making better future engineers, through innovations in education practice. Transdisciplinary engineering involves collaboration across academia and practice, as well as between academic engineers and other disciplines such as the social and physical sciences. Transdisciplinary engineering aims to open up engineering practice to enable better engineering through this collaboration. 

The theme for TE2024 is 'Engineering for Social Change'. This brings a wider lens on the role of engineering in society, and the way academic engineering research and development interacts with other experts in business, policy, communities and other non-engineering disciplines. It also takes inspiration from UCL STEaPP's new undergraduate programme, the BSc in Science and Engineering for Social Change. The first cohort will be finishing their first year of the new degree at the time of the conference, so TE2024 will be a chance to inspire the next generation of transdisciplinary engineers! 

Thinking of submitting a paper but unsure if your work is in scope? Then head over to the 'What is TE?' page for advice and the guidance and templates for a further steer. A new TE2024 website page dedicated to understanding the theme is now available - giving pointers to how you can turn your work to the theme of 'social change'. 

We look forward to seeing academic engineering researchers, social scientists, engineering policy & business practitioners at TE2024!

 Any questions about TE2024? Then feel free to email the local organising committee via: STEaPP.TE2024@ucl.ac.uk