Skip to main content

Design & Engineering

With access to facilities that include electronics labs, a heat and thermofluids lab, a materials, stress and dynamics lab, prototyping workshops and a rapid prototyping facility, these courses offer everything you need to bring your own designs to life.

Design & Engineering courses

Why study Design & Engineering at BU?

  • More than 25 years’ experience: Study within an experienced and reputable department – We have been teaching design and engineering courses for more than 25 years
  • Accredited courses: Relevant courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Engineering Council, ensuring you graduate with relevant and sought-after skills
  • Consistently high employment rates: Our courses have consistently high employment rates, so that what you learn in your lectures will have real-world applications and will serve you well once you enter the workplace
  • Optional placements: Gain industry experience on an optional placement – among the companies our students have worked for on placement are Jaguar Land Rover, Kondor, GE, Anglepoise, Princess Yachts and Disney
  • Festival of Design & Engineering: Exhibit at the Festival of Design & Engineering as a final year student – an opportunity to showcase your work and engage with potential employers
  • Graduate success: Follow in the footsteps of BU graduates who have launched life-changing products in areas such as healthcare and flood defence, as well as those that have gone on to work for the likes of Lush and Dyson

Courses open for 2021 and 2022 entry

The following courses still have spaces available through Clearing to start this autumn. Call +44(0)1202 966777 to talk to us about places in Clearing or apply online now.

Design Engineering

BSc (Hons) Design Engineering (Top-up)

This one-year top-up is based upon an individual project, and you’ll have easy access to all the university facilities as well as guidance and advice from academic staff.
A student in a design and engineering setting

BEng (Hons) Engineering (Part-time)

This part-time/flexible learning BEng Engineering course is designed for practising engineers who are already qualified to HND, FdEng, FdSc or degree level who want to gain the academic qualifications necessary to achieve Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status.
Innovation Centre

MEng (Hons) Engineering (Part-time)

This part-time/flexible learning MEng (Hons) Engineering course is designed for practising engineers who are already qualified to HND, FdEng, FdSc or degree level who want to gain the academic qualifications necessary to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.
Design  Engineering Innovation Centre

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

You can take this course as either a BEng (Bachelor of Engineering) or MEng (Master of Engineering) qualification. Whichever level you choose to study, this degree develops high-calibre engineers who are able to function both as engineers and technology leaders.
A shot of Talbot Campus, taken from the top of Poole House at the front end of the campus

MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

This degree develops high-calibre engineers who are able to function both as engineers and technology leaders in sectors such as aerospace, marine, automotive, alternative energy, oil and gas, and other high-tech industries.
A room exhibiting modern design features

BA (Hons) Product Design Futures

The BA (Hons) Product Design Futures course looks at the future of design, challenging existing design direction and thinking and consideration of where it needs to go.
A student holding a prosthetic arm prototype

BA (Hons) Product Design

This BA (Hons) option on our Product Design course focuses on aesthetic and contextual issues relating to Product Design. You’ll choose between following the BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) option after your placement year.
Product design students

BSc (Hons) Product Design

The BSc (Hons) Product Design focuses on the technological aspect of design whereas the BA focuses on the aesthetic and contextual issues relating to product design. You don’t need to decide which route you’ll take until your final year.
design product engineering drawing

MDes (Hons) Product Design

This integrated Master’s draws on all of our experience and the success we have had with both our BSc (Hons) Product Design degree and our BA (Hons) Product Design degree.