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Course summary

During this business-driven and dual accredited course you will apply your knowledge and a variety of models to solve engineering design problems. Why study MSc Mechanical Engineering Design at BU?

  • The course fully meets the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Apply mathematical and computer-based models for solving problems in engineering design
  • Gain a detailed understanding of materials and structural integrity, enabling you to analyse design and engineering problems
  • Apply your analytical and innovative business skills to the design process in order to assess its impact on the environment, legislation and economy
  • Use the opportunity of international placements and our career support to enhance your employability and work in a global environment
  • Explore an area of interest in greater depth through the research undertaken as part of the Individual Master’s Project.
Course accreditation This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the further learning requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration. Graduates holding professional status and accredited degrees are highly valued by employers in the UK and internationally.


Core units: Advanced Materials; Life Cycle Management; Structural Integrity; Failure Analysis & Prevention; Interdisciplinary Group Project; Research Methods; Individual Master's Project.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering Designers, Institution of
  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required Engineering subject. If you want to apply for Chartered Engineer status (standard route), you will need to have an IEng accredited Honours degree or academic qualifications that have been approved at IEng level, to meet the Engineering Council's registration requirements. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10000 Year 1
Scotland £10000 Year 1
Wales £10000 Year 1
Channel Islands £10000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £10000 Year 1
EU £17750 Year 1
International £17750 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Mechanical Engineering Design at Bournemouth University - UCAS