Engineering Design at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS

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Course summary

This MSc in Engineering Design will equip you with skills and knowledge you’ll need to deliver engineering projects efficiently. You’ll gain an advanced critical understanding of theoretical concepts to help you solve problems in existing and emerging technologies. With a history of delivering engineering design or related course for more than 25 years, Buckinghamshire New University is the perfect place to reach your full potential. Degrees at BNU are designed to offer a broader and more flexible education by giving you the opportunity to try a range of subjects before specialising. Even if you know exactly what you want to do, with most of our courses you can choose to study additional subjects to enhance your education. What facilities can I use? We have a range of state-of-the-art-facilities for you to get hands-on with. You’ll have access to the Engineering IT studio, where current industry-standard software such as Solidworks is available. As well as this, facilities also support a range of other activities including advanced 3D printing, design, and CAD/CAM labs. This mix of traditional and highly creative learning environments will enable you to learn essential knowledge and real-world skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career. You are expected to take ownership of your learning and are required to spend time outside the contact time with tutors undertaking independent study. That’s why we offer a four-storey library filled with all the articles, books, research papers, computers and printers that you may need during your studies. What will I study? Engineering provides a rewarding career with exciting roles using science and creativity to make new things or improve on existing ones in a variety of fields such as food, medicines, cars, aeroplanes or buildings, bridges and roads - aimed at the betterment of society and life in general. In this evolving industry you must have a well-rounded knowledge of the state-of-the art design practices and technologies in engineering, and be able to deliver engineering projects efficiently, sustainably, ethically, and safely. This course offers modules which covers these areas, ensuring upon graduation you have a comprehensive knowledge in key areas that employers look for, from project management to Manufacturing Automation, Robotics and IoT. This MSc Engineering Design course is designed to give students who have achieved an undergraduate degree in Engineering or equivalent the opportunity to extend their engineering skills and develop further understanding and knowledge on how to employ management and technical tools, and the skills and confidence to spearhead and manage the development of new products and projects within the engineering industry. You’ll learn to identify business issues and develop systematic, original, and creative intellectual skills to formulate solutions. Taking a holistic approach, you’ll investigate issues or problems on a topic of professional relevance. Using your learnt skills and knowledge you’ll show how these issues can be resolved through design engineering. On this course you’ll look at the key themes of Design/Technology, Project Management, Business Alignment and Complex Problem Solving in an engineering context. extends knowledge and skills in specialist and contemporary areas of design and technology to deal with complex engineering problems The transferable skills you learn with this degree provides you with an understanding of commercial/financial management and modern tools and processes required for competitive product design and manufacture. It will also help you develop both project and people management skills. Upon graduating this course you’ll be capable of evaluating business needs and constraints covering both strategic and operational issues, through the application of an enhanced understanding of technical sign-off responsibilities.


Year one Modules Core Modules Project Management Product Development for Business Contemporary Methods in Engineering Design Research Skills for Engineers Industrial Group Project Manufacturing Automation, Robotics and IoT Engineering Dissertation

Assessment method

To ensure you have the necessary base and study skills to benefit fully from the course, we hold a comprehensive induction programme for the first month of the course. During this degree, a variety of assessment vehicles will be used as appropriate to the modules you take, including assignments carried out in your own time, in-class assignments, workshops and presentations. Assessments will be appropriate to the task, achievable, motivating and vocationally focussed, forming a constructive part of your learning process. We also aim to provide industry brief opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, skills and understanding into real-world contexts. The theoretical underpinning of practice encourages the development of critical perspectives in relation to the language of design. At all levels of the course, employability skills have been built into the programme to prepare learners to gain work experience and acquire skills to secure employment on graduating. Delivered through lectures and tutorials, each of the modules you study will focus on empowering you to think critically and learn how to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems. You'll also learn through: seminars online resources independent learning laboratory exercises practical CAD/CAM sessions Dissertation. This course is delivered on a part-time mode, which allows the delivery, with some self-directed learning, for a period of 18 months followed by the project. This means that it would take two academic years to complete the programme of study.

How to apply

International applicants

Entry requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Engineering Design or other relevant engineering degrees with 2:2 or higher. The University will consider all such applications and will have the final decision whether to accept the candidate for entry to the programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section. **Questions about fees?** Contact our Enquiries Team: 0330 123 2023 [email protected]
Engineering Design at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS