Our design engineering degree gives you the hands-on skills and project experience you need to gain a competitive edge in both the industrial and commercial fields of design engineering. With the option to study a three-year BEng, or a four-year MEng, our design engineering course gives you the skills, the knowledge, and the hands-on experience to put you at the forefront of the next generation of design engineers. You’ll get to grips with the digital systems and software you need to gain an insight into electronics, mechatronics, robotics and networking solutions. Guided by guest lecturers and industry professionals you’ll get the help, advice and feedback you need to start building your professional portfolio while you study. Build your design engineering skills. Our weekly guest lectures give you the chance to enhance your industry knowledge. You’ll build contacts with some of the industry’s leading design experts and companies. You’ll enhance your career prospects through our networking events, work experience opportunities and the chance to showcase your work at design engineering competitions. You’ll also have the option to get a foot in the industry door with a paid, year-long work placement. From your second year, you’ll have the option to carry on with your design engineering degree or transfer to a specialist robotics, electronics or mechatronics programme. If you’re applying for our four-year MEng course, you’ll also gain your masters qualification as soon as you successfully finish your undergraduate study. When it comes to support, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor to get the backing you need. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who have personal experience in your subject. We’ll also give you the help you need to develop your exit portfolio, CV and career entry plan, to fully prepare you for a career in areas that range from design engineering and electrical engineering to mechanical engineering and CAD product design.
Design Engineering BEng/MEng
Gain the skills in the digital systems you’ll need to launch your career.
Whether you opt for the BEng Design Engineering or MEng Design Engineering you will build the confidence to develop and implement modern technologies relevant to electronic products and systems, learning to communicate ideas effectively. Active participation in industry-sponsored live projects help you to gain leadership qualities, management skills and confidence in your work, both on individual and group projects. There is also the option to apply for a placement year between your second and third years. The MEng Design Engineering honours degree allows you to specialise further and give you the option to study new and emerging areas in Design Engineering. You will demonstrate your advanced skills and mastery of the area by working on a team project in your chosen specialism. What is the difference between the BEng and MEng course? There are two honours degree programmes available for each area of study – a three-year Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and a four-year Master of Engineering (MEng). Both degrees share a common first year but due to the advanced nature of the MEng programme students must demonstrate they have the high-level knowledge and skills required at the end of year 2 and 3 to progress on the programme. You must apply direct to either the BEng or the MEng, but you can also choose to change programme. You must apply for the MEng in Year 1 if you want to guarantee your student loan will cover the fourth year of fees.