What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
This course requires at least a Distinction, Merit in addition to an A-Level or equivalent to achieve the overall tariff.
This course requires at least a Distinction in addition to two A-Levels or equivalent to achieve the overall tariff.
This course requires a Distinction, Merit, Merit.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers71%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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This well established course, accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers, will give you all the skills you will need to design and develop successful commercial products. Your design skills will be developed with the support of dedicated, highly qualified and experienced academics, technicians and demonstrators. The course is equipped with excellent facilities including a specialist CAD laboratory and our Manufacturing Design Centre. You will spend Year 3 on a work placement, gaining at least 30 weeks experience in a relevant industry. Experience gained during the placement combined with the academic knowledge and practical skills gained during the course will open a wide range of opportunities for you to pursue after graduation.
Year 1: Design projects and prototypes 1; materials and processing; design media; technological principles; user centred design. Year 2: Design projects and prototypes 2; design for production; design visualisation; design management and commercialisation; applied technology. Year 3: Industrial placement. Year 4: Design projects 3; design prototypes 3; business development; humanistic design studies.
Bournemouth University offers a diverse range of courses from advertising to midwifery, and has a variety of award-winning facilities. The Students' Union at BU runs campaigns throughout the year and provides outstanding advice and exciting events, club nights, volunteering and fundraising opportunities. Our Media School is the only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice in the UK.
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Lectures / seminars||32%||26%||0%||58%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
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UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
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