Staffordshire University

Engineering Design (with a placement year) Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate


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If you want to develop your ideas, solve problems, make prototypes, use 3d printers and get hands-on with tools and materials this is the course for you. It’s been developed with input from industry to prepare you for an engineering career with confidence to communicate and understand both theoretical and applied principles. You will have the opportunities to work with others, work on exciting briefs, use equipment, understand manufacturing processes and how they influence design.

This course is ideal if you’re interested in product design, creative engineering and innovating your ideas. You will be introduced to Computer Aided Design, materials and manufacture with a focus on key engineering skills through the use of examples and problem-based learning.

You could develop the skills to develop amazing design solutions that could help society and change the world!

BSc Engineering Design Course aims to:
• Enable you to pursue professional careers in Engineering at a level which requires the exercise of sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative, and the ability to make engineering decisions.
• Equip you with an understanding of the principles of engineering science, some aspects of which will be at, or informed by, the current boundaries of the discipline.
• Equip you with skills to systematically employ a range of engineering principles to produce original analyses of, and solutions to, engineering problems.
• Provide you with a broad-based education in a range of engineering allowing scope for entry into a wide range of disciplines within engineering. Including Electronics, robotics and CAD for example.
• Allow you the opportunity to undertake and complete a significant independent project on a given topic in the Engineering Design field.
• Allow you to develop the ability to adapt to new technology relevant to engineering and to seek and assimilate new information.

**Work placements

If you choose to complete one of our sandwich courses with a work placement between the second and final years of the course, our placement staff will work with you to identify a suitable location for your work placement. Please also note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs.

The BSc (Hons) degree has been structured and developed to fully satisfy the educational requirements for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Course details


Level 4: Engineering & Innovation, Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering and Thermofluids, Introduction to Engineering Design and Practice, Introduction to Engineering Mathematics, Professional Development and Engineering Applications. Level 5: Advanced Engineering & Innovation, Digital Clay, Design Reflection, Inclusive Design & Ergonomics, Design Engineering, Leadership and Management. Level 6: External Brief, Creative Digital Communication, Emerging Technologies and Innovation in Engineering, Individual Engineering Project.

How to apply

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.

Course code H104
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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Staffordshire University
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Stoke on Trent

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01782 294400

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