Engineering Design

Engineering Design courses for 2020

Single Honours

Inspired by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this in-depth course aims to develop high-calibre engineers who can lead complex engineering projects that are vital to modern society.

Our course gives you the opportunity to study bespoke design units, to undertake industrial placements and to work on real-world design projects in partnership with industry.

Why study Engineering Design at Bristol?

Our bespoke engineering design modules mean you can learn from leading experts in design methods and there are opportunities to work in interdisciplinary teams on applied engineering projects with our industrial partners.

The course offers flexible study, allowing you to select a specialisation in aerospace, civil or mechanical engineering after your first year and a wide range of options in later years of the course.

Through summer placements and an assessed year in industry you will gain industrial experience before you graduate, developing excellent career prospects. The course is accredited by numerous professional engineering institutions and is supported by leading companies from a wide variety of engineering sectors.

Our close-knit community of staff and students provides a highly supportive learning environment.

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What kind of student would this course suit?

This course would suit students who are interested in a variety of engineering disciplines and who are keen to work closely with industry through design projects and placements during their studies. This course places a strong emphasis on allowing students to tackle realistic, interdisciplinary design projects and is well suited to students who enjoy problem solving in teams.

How is this course taught and assessed?

The main engineering disciplines are taught in lecture classes with students from other engineering courses. These units are assessed mainly by exam.

Group design is a central theme of the course and is assessed through reports and presentations that look for creativity and engineering competence.

What are my career prospects?

The majority of our graduates become professional engineers. The quality of our students and the skill developed through the course mean that MEng Engineering Design graduates are highly valued by companies looking for numerate, well-organised and articulate applicants.

The industrial placements and design projects provided by our industrial partners allow students to gain applied experience in a wide range of areas before graduating, including product design, renewable energy, manufacturing, aerospace and civil engineering.

Read more about what students from Engineering Design go on to do after graduation.


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