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Course summary

Overview The BEng Design Engineering programme offers core design capabilities, engineering design methods, project management techniques, prototypes for different stages of the engineering design process, evaluation and optimisation of design solutions and manufacturing processes. The latest engineering systems opens opportunities along with challenges. This programme, with design engineering focus, comes up with practice-based learning approaches, problem solving and working methods for the design and implementation of such systems in practical projects. What does our degree do? The programme puts emphasis on the design aspect by developing and enhancing problem solving and design skills through a variety of practical projects and hands-on laboratory sessions. The programme will prepare students with knowledge and skills needed for solving real-world technical engineering problems by providing a solid background of the design, implementation and maintenance of industry-used software and hardware component, as well as evaluation and optimisation techniques being used in practice. Why study with us The design engineering degree produces professional and competent Design Engineers capable of carrying out engineering projects, playing an active role in formulating, modelling and prototyping to meet the challenges and opportunities in both the industrial and commercial fields of the design engineering. With specialised modules on design engineering, the course gives you knowledge, hands-on skills and project experience to put you at the forefront of the next generation of design engineers. You will get to grips with the latest digital systems and software being in use for design engineering. We are uniquely linked with redLoop, Middlesex’s design and innovation centre, which each year gives a number of student interns the chance to develop their skills and professional competencies by working on live projects for real clients. Guided by guest lecturers and industry professionals, you will receive support to start building your professional portfolio for your career success with a chance to secure a one-year long placement in industry. Flexible programme design Our suite of Design Engineering courses shares a common first year of study, which enable students to experience all aspects of engineering. Depending on your interests, you can then continue with the BEng Design Engineering degree or transfer to the BEng Mechatronics & Robotics degree. Our weekly guest lectures give you the chance to enhance your industry knowledge and build contacts with some of the industry’s leading experts and companies. They will also give you the help, advice and feedback you need to start building your professional portfolio while you study. Our London location gives you access to industry contacts, work experience opportunities and the chance to showcase your work at design engineering competitions. You will also have the option to get a feel of industry with a paid, year-long work placement.


Year 1 Design Engineering Projects 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory Fundamentals of Electronics (30 credits) - Compulsory Programming Paradigms for Physical Computing (30 credits) - Compulsory Engineering Mathematics and its Applications (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Engineering in Context (30 credits) - Compulsory Control Systems (30 credits) - Compulsory Computer Aided Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory Design Engineering Projects (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3 System Design, Validation and Optimisation (30 credits) - Compulsory Engineering Innovation (30 credits) - Compulsory Major Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:
Design Engineering at Middlesex University - UCAS