Design Engineering

Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Our three year BEng Design Engineering course aims to bridge the gap between mechanical engineering and product design, for students who wish to incorporate additional design-led modules within a technical mechanical engineering context. As a design engineer you can expect to work in taking concepts from initial ideas to commercial reality over a range of sectors including consumer products, the automotive sector and industrial systems. Our close links with industry and the broad basis of our degree programmes ensure our students’ attractiveness to a wide range of employers and enhance our graduate employment record. Graduate opportunities exist in the fields of research, development and design, automotive engineering, manufacturing systems engineering, power generation, advanced technology and computer-aided design, accountancy, management, marketing, Navy, Army and RAF Officer training. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by both the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Ranked 8th in the UK for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide, 2018).

Course details

Modules

Our BEng degrees are either a 3-year full-time or 4-year sandwich programme incorporating a year of relevant professional experience. The first year of our programme encompasses a broad study of the fundamental disciplines of mechanical engineering. These feature academic classes in engineering science and mathematics combined with large integrated projects to embed the learning in practical settings. In the projects we expect you to use and develop your skills and we help you understand new technology and concepts. You reflect industry practice and work in groups taking products from initial concept to built and tested prototype.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - BBC Including A-Level Mathematics and a Physical Science or Technology subject (e.g. Physics, Electronics, Design Technology)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC in Engineering/Science/Technical, including the following units at Distinction, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Mechanical/Electrical Principles, Further Mechanical/Electrical Principles. For other BTEC combinations please check Aston's website.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits Subject related Access with at level 3 including only Distinctions in Mathematics and Physics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points achieving 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Grade C/4 and above and Mathematics Grade C/4

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £19000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students.
Design Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS