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Bournemouth University

Design Engineering

UCAS Code: H100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.

104 - 112 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

28 - 31 overall including grade H5 from 2 Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

104 tariff points (Grade D*D)

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

112 tariff points (Grade DMM)

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D

104 tariff points (Grade D*D)

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 tariff points (Grade DMM)

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers

UCAS Tariff

104-120

The entry requirements for this course are 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-Level or equivalent.

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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Engineering design

This expert-led degree teaches you how to use the latest solid modelling, rendering and product simulation tools to create and evaluate your designs, as well as giving you an in-depth understanding of engineering principles and tools.

You will be able to use an excellent array of facilities including 3D scanners and printers, modern manufacturing & technical workshops and cutting-edge prototyping facilities, all held within our Innovation Centre.

You can spend year 3 on a work placement, gaining a minimum of 30 weeks’ experience in a relevant industry. Our students have previously had placements with Bentley Motors, Mercedes AMG Petronas and GE (General Electric) to name but a few. This proves invaluable in helping to enhance your employment prospects. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year.

Studying this degree will enable you to move into job roles such as a business development agent, construction project manager, design and development engineers, mechanical engineers and more.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) through the Engineering Council, this expert-led degree teaches you how to use the latest solid modelling, rendering and product simulation tools to create and evaluate your designs, as well as giving you an in-depth understanding of engineering principles and tools.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Design and Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering (non-specific)

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Engineering professionals
6%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Very few students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats above. Most graduates get jobs in engineering or management, but if you would like to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen course, it might be a good idea to go on an open day and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£32k

£32k

£28k

£28k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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