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Course summary

You’ll develop an expert technical knowledge, while being encouraged to think creatively about design problems. This course integrates technology, arts, market awareness and the skills needed to use advanced product development tools. Why study BSc (Hons) Design Engineering at BU?

  • Use the latest solid modelling, rendering and product simulation tools to create and evaluate your own designs
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the engineering principles underlying the product development process.
  • Access to cutting-edge facilities in our Innovation Centre including 3D scanners and printers, modern manufacturing & technical workshops and prototyping facilities
  • Spend your third year on a work placement, gaining at least 30 weeks experience in a relevant industry
  • Display your design project in your final year and exhibit it at our annual Festival of Design & Engineering
  • This course is ranked 9th in its subject area according to the 2022 Guardian League Tables and received an impressive 95% of our graduates in employment or further education after 15 months (source Discoveruni 2023).
Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the technical skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree.

Modules

During the Foundation Year, you will study Academic Study Skills for Engineering and Technology | Introduction to Computers | Mathematics for Engineering and Technology | Introduction to Engineering Science | Introduction to Computer-Aided Design Tools | Foundation Year Engineering and Technology Project. You will also be able to take an optional work placement.

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

Application codes

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18800 Year 1
International £18800 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.
Design Engineering (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University - UCAS