Catalogue description King's College London Engineering Student Records

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Details of KFE, KFEE, KFME
Reference: KFE, KFEE, KFME
Title: King's College London Engineering Student Records
Description:

King's College London Engineering student files, 1905, 1907, 1918-1984 (KFE/FP), Electronic and Electrical Engineering undergraduate files, 1922, 1924, 1926-1998 (KFEE/FP), Electronic and Electrical Engineering undergraduate withdrawals, 1919, 1924, 1926-1928, 1932-1949, 1951-1998 (KFEE/FP(W)), Electronic and Electrical Engineering postgraduate files, 1930, 1937, 1948, 1952-1953, 1956-1958, 1960-1964, 1966-1970, 1972-1997 (KFEE/FPPG), Electronic and Electrical Engineering postgraduate withdrawals, 1938-1939, 1952, 1957-1958, 1962, 1964-1995 (KFEE/FPPG(W)), Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and postgraduate files, [1960-1982] (KFME/FP & FPPG), Mechanical Engineering undergraduate files, [1977-1999] (KFME/FP), Mechanical Engineering postgraduate files, [1972-1997] (KFME/FPPG), examination results, 1905-1964 (KFE/ER). File information varies, but typically includes an application for admission form, details of work placements, and general correspondence. Later files include an UCCA (Universities Central Council on Admissions) form, a breakdown of minor subjects, percentage of marks and occasionally course unit codes, employers report and correspondence.

 

The examination results from 1905-1957 are generally made up of examination marks and associated papers, including question papers. From 1948 onwards this series consists of pass lists.

 

Research considered on its merits

Date: 1905-1998
Arrangement:

The majority of Engineering files are arranged chronologically by year of leaving, then alphabetically. Withdrawals are organised by year of entry, then alphabetically. Mechanical Engineering files are organised in an alphabetical run, with late additions to the series grouped according to the year they were deposited in the archives.

Related material:

King's Society of Engineering (KSE), King's College London Engineering Attendance Registers (KA/RAT/E), King's College London Engineering Entrance Papers (KA/E/E), King's College London School of Physical Sciences and Engineering Student Records (K/SPSE).

Held by: London University: King's College Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

King's College London, Faculty of Engineering

King's College London, Department of Electronic Engineering

King's College London, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Physical description: 196 archive boxes
Restrictions on use:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to Departmental staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archives, King's College London.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Electronic Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Accruals:

Periodic deposits by departments.

Unpublished finding aids:

Lists are available in hard copy in Room 302 of the College Archives.

Administrative / biographical background:

The Class of Civil Engineering and Mining was founded at King's in 1838, mainly as a response to the growth of the railway system and the need for more qualified engineers. This became the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Science, as Applied to Arts and Manufactures in 1840. Over the next few years this department enlarged in scope and in 1844 became the Department of the Applied Sciences. This became the Department of Engineering and the Applied Sciences in 1874. In 1893 the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences was created as part of the Faculty of Science. The Faculty of Engineering was created in 1902, which originally was made up of the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Separate departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronic and Electrical Engineering were formed, with Civil and Mechanical Engineering combining in 1935. Civil Engineering was then closed in 1989, whilst Mechanical Engineering and Electronic and Electrical Engineering, now the Department of Electronic Engineering, became part of the School of Physical Sciences and Engineering.

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