Engineering Design is fortunate enough to be able to offer five £1500 scholarships to its new students on the basis of an internet administered exam.
The programme was conceived by a group of industrial visiting professors and we have a partnership with about 12-15 companies to help students develop in a way that will help them to take leadership roles in industry.
The companies support the degree programme with scholarships and prizes as well as helping to select students, providing lectures and placements.
The companies who support the degree pay into a fund from which we offer the scholarships to students who attend the course.
The scholarships are payable in two instalments in years one and two. The criteria for awarding these scholarships are based on an exam administered on the internet at schools.
Tests usually take place over two days in the spring after the candidate has been through the UCAS application system. Please note the tests are only available to candidates whose UCAS applications are received by the end of January.
There is no syllabus as we do not want to give candidates extra work to prepare for the exam.
For other scholarships please visit the Engineering funding webpage.
The following Industrial Partners support the Engineering Design programme by sponsoring prizes:
- Sponsor Best Final Year student Prize - £250
- Awarded to the best Final Year student on the MEng in Engineering Design with Study in Industry (H150)
- Sponsor Best Final Year Group Project Prize - £250 per student (up to five students)
- Awarded to the group completing the best Group Project in the Final Year of any of the Engineering Design degree programmes.
- Sponsor Best Individual Research Project (Fourth Year) - £250
- Awarded to the student completing the best Individual Research Project on any of the Engineering Design degree programmes.
Please visit the link for information for current students regarding Faculty Prizes. (UoB access only)
The purpose of placements, as part of the Engineering Design degree, is to:
- give students an understanding of the excitement of real engineering
- enable students to see the relevance of their academic studies
The following is a historic list of some of the projects our students have worked on with a link at the bottom to further information about their placement experiences and the benefits gained:
- Specification, design, build and commissioning of equipment to aid the assembly of specialised measuring equipment
- Evaluation of the yield from a proposed solar farm and designing changes to the farm layout to maximise the yield
- Development of a 3D model to predict the wake effects of offshore turbines
- Evaluation of fibre optic modems to support undersea communications over distances greater than 150Km
- Designing modifications to stabilise a railway embankment
- Designing and implementing a web-based application for a global cost reduction process
- Designing test protocols for the evaluation of personal medical injection pens, and proposing design changes from the test results
- Carrying out Finite Element Analysis to evaluate an aircraft’s crash-worthiness
- Evaluating the robustness of existing structures in nuclear power stations against impact from dropped equipment
- Optimising the maintenance strategy for offshore wind farms through an evaluation of wave and current data (for the docking of maintenance vessels on the turbine towers)
- Designing prototype and pre-production consumer products using flexible materials
- Carrying out tests on and designing modifications to a measurement standard for use in the water industry
- Designing tests and test equipment for the testing of a new aircraft engine
- Specifying, designing and implementing a process for improving the manufacturing of composite propeller blades
- Designing changes to the street furniture for and drainage of a pedestrian shopping area
- Designing software and hardware upgrades to automatic test equipment for electronic subassemblies
- Designing, building and running tests on a novel process for the extraction of valuable chemicals from forest floor litter
- Designing parts of a new crane for the defueling of a nuclear submarine
- Design of improvements to existing road bridges
- Design of roof structures, columns and piling structures for new buildings
- Designing the building maintenance strategy for parts of the London Olympic park
- Project management of parts of the design of a submarine weapons handling system
- Writing software test protocols and running tests on software for use in aircraft systems
Recent projects include:
- Design of a 3D object scanning autonomous robot (PDF, 1.65 MB)
- An integrated hub facility for manufacture, installation, operations and maintenance for a floating offshore wind farm (PDF, 1.45 MB)
- A process to identify the value of implementing smart schemes in cities (PDF, 3.15 MB)
- Integrated Design for a Universally Deployable Mobile Phone Base Transceiver Station
- Three Mills: An exemplar sustainable community in East London
- Maximising turbine system performance for a wind powered race vehicle