Bournemouth University Design Engineering

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Bournemouth University Design Engineering

The engineering sector is projected to grow considerably in the coming years and the good news for those interested in making this their career, is that there is currently a lack of graduates with this specialism.

A 2016 report by EngineeringUK states that over the period 2012 – 2020 engineering companies will need to recruit 2.56 million people, with 257,000 of them being new vacancies. Within this overall demand, 1.82 million of these workers will need engineering skills; pro rata, that is an average of 182,000 people per year. In a CBI survey, 44% of engineering, science and hi-tech firms reported difficulties in finding experienced recruits with the right STEM skills. The report also highlights the average graduate starting salary for engineering and technology is £27,079.

This course has been developed in consultation with the professional bodies to meet the demand for skilled Design Engineers and is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council.

You’ll develop the technical knowledge you’ll need to get ahead in the industry, while being encouraged to think creatively about design problems. You’ll also gain a good awareness of market and business considerations, allowing you to utilise engineering and technology in the most efficient way to provide solutions to complex design and engineering issues.100% of our final year students agreed that our staff are good at explaining things and made the subject interesting.

All students display their final year projects at our annual Design & Engineering Show, which is open to businesses and the public. Why not register online to come and meet them?

All statistics shown are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2017, September 2018


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


4 years including a minimum 30-week placement


Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) & the Engineering Council and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Relevant subjects:

Design, Design Technology, Engineering, Physics, Computing, Maths, Electronics

Entry requirements:

For 2017 entry: (we will use the new UCAS tariff) : 104 to 120 tariff points, including 3 A-Levels, or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma DMM. For more information check out our 2017 entry requirements page

For 2018 entry: 104-120 tariff points including 3 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2018 entry requirements page

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components) or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements page.