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Design Engineering Bournemouth University Degree level: Undergraduate

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This expert-led degree teaches you how to use the latest solid modelling, rendering and product simulation tools to create and evaluate your designs, as well as giving you an in-depth understanding of engineering principles and tools.

You will be able to use an excellent array of facilities including 3D scanners and printers, modern manufacturing & technical workshops and cutting-edge prototyping facilities, all held within our Innovation Centre.

You can spend year 3 on a work placement, gaining a minimum of 30 weeks’ experience in a relevant industry. Our students have previously had placements with Bentley Motors, Mercedes AMG Petronas and GE (General Electric) to name but a few. This proves invaluable in helping to enhance your employment prospects. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year.

Studying this degree will enable you to move into job roles such as a business development agent, construction project manager, design and development engineers, mechanical engineers and more.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) through the Engineering Council, this expert-led degree teaches you how to use the latest solid modelling, rendering and product simulation tools to create and evaluate your designs, as well as giving you an in-depth understanding of engineering principles and tools.

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Course details

Modules

You'll study a number of units including Design Communication, Engineering Principles A, Design Engineering Projects 1, Materials with Practice, Electrical and Electronic Principles, Team Project, Manufacturing and Engineering Materials, Engineering Design Tools, Engineering Simulation, Design Engineering Projects 2, Management and Commercialisation, Mechanical and Electronic System Design, Business Development along with a 30 week work placement in your third year.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering Designers, Institution of

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 H100
Institution code B50
Campus name Main Site
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
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points The entry requirements for this course are 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM 112 tariff points (Grade DMM)
Access to HE Diploma 102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
Scottish Higher 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.
Extended Project Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 31 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D 104 tariff points (Grade D*D)
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM 112 tariff points (Grade DMM)
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D 104 tariff points (Grade D*D)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff

Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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): £850.

Provider information

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Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
Poole
BH12 5BB


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