Why study MSc Mechanical Engineering Design at BU?

  • The course fully meets the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Apply mathematical and computer-based models for solving problems in engineering design 
  • Gain a detailed understanding of materials and structural integrity, enabling you to analyse design and engineering problems
  • Apply your analytical and innovative business skills to the design process in order to assess its impact on the environment, legislation and economy
  • Use the opportunity of international placements and our career support to enhance your employability and work in a global environment
  • Explore an area of interest in greater depth through the research undertaken as part of the Individual Master’s Project.

Find out more about the content of this course.

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Course accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in order to meet the further learning requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration. Graduates holding professional status and accredited degrees will be highly valued by employers in the UK and internationally.

This course will close for recruitment from September 2025 entry.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, January 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


1 year full-time (September start), 15 months full-time (January start), 2 years part-time.


Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Required subjects:


Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in a required subject. If you want to apply for Chartered Engineer status (standard route), you will need to have an IEng accredited Honours degree or academic qualifications that have been approved at IEng level, to meet the Engineering Council's registration requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information see our full entry requirements.