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Design & Engineering courses

Here at BU, we place a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of design and engineering. When you graduate, you will have built up lots of relevant skills to make you stand out when you go into the workplace. Combined with recognition from industry bodies for our degrees, this results in high employment rates across our courses.

We have been teaching design and engineering courses for more than 25 years, during which time our team has built an excellent reputation. Throughout your course, you will have opportunities to put your learning into practice through use of our industry-standard equipment, including dedicated design and engineering facilities to transform your ideas into reality.

In addition, our annual Festival of Design & Engineering gives you the chance to publicly display your work to businesses, lecturers and peers.

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Placements with top companies

We have an extensive network of companies that offer placements to our students. Jaguar Land Rover, Kondor, GE, Anglepoise, Princess Yachts and Disney are among the organisations that have accepted our students.
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Showcasing your work

One of the highlights for our final year students is the Festival of Design & Engineering. Now in its 12th year, the festival is a fantastic opportunity to publicly display your work and network with businesses.

Watch our playlist to see videos from the Festival of Design & Engineering, covering our different courses

The Innovation Centre

Our Design and Engineering Innovation Centre is a series of workshops and laboratories fitted with industry-standard equipment and tools. From 3D printers to prototyping workshops, testing labs, and electronics design and demo facilities, the centre is set up to prepare you for professional life – using this equipment throughout your course also helps to get the most out of your placement year.

From concept to reality

Our students’ success stories include going on to work in a variety of roles and capacities – from roles at start-ups to large companies such as Dyson and Lush. Some of our alumni have even gone on to launch innovations with their own companies.

A pioneering healthcare device

A pioneering healthcare device

Ellie Van Leeuwen, a BU graduate in Product Design, invented Droplet which is saving the lives of elderly people in care and in hospital.
Gemma Alcock, BU alumna

The sky’s the limit – Gemma Alcock

Bournemouth University design graduate Gemma Alcock is shaping the future of search and rescue with pioneering research into the use of drone technology.

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