Why study BSc (Hons) Design Engineering (Top-up) at BU?

  • Learn to use the latest solid modelling, rendering and product simulation tools to create and evaluate your own designs 
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the engineering principles underlying the product development process
  • Based on an individual project, you’ll have access to cutting-edge facilities in our Innovation Centre including 3D scanners and printers, modern manufacturing & technical workshops and prototyping facilities  
  • Display your design project in your final year and exhibit it at our annual Festival of Design & Engineering.
  • You’ll be career-ready with 90% of our graduates in employment or further education after 15 months. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Design & Engineering Facilities tour

Course accreditation

This course is currently seeking re-accreditation by the Institution of Engineering Designers and Institution of Mechanical Engineers in order to meet the academic requirement, in full, for Incorporated Engineer registration for intakes between 2024-2028. 

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


1 year full-time


Seeking re-accreditation from the Institution of Engineering Designers and Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: A Foundation degree accredited to Partial Ieng/EngTech level or academic qualifications that have been approved at Partial Ieng/Eng Tech level through the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) Education and Training Committee or equivalent. Find out more about entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with a minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.