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)
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)
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.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||B B B - B B C||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 Extended Diploma in Engineering/Science/Technical subject, including the following units and at Distinction: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Mechanical/Electrical Principles, Further Mechanical/Electrical Principles.
For other BTEC combinations please see Aston's web pages.
|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.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||English Grade C/4 and above and Mathematics Grade C/4|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||achieving 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level.|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|