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Staffordshire University

Engineering Design

UCAS Code: H103

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

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Engineering design

If you want to develop your ideas, solve problems, make prototypes, use 3d printers and get hands-on with tools and materials this is the course for you. It’s been developed with input from industry to prepare you for an engineering career with confidence to communicate and understand both theoretical and applied principles. You will have the opportunities to work with others, work on exciting briefs, use equipment, understand manufacturing processes and how they influence design.

This course is ideal if you’re interested in product design, creative engineering and innovating your ideas. You will be introduced to Computer Aided Design, materials and manufacture with a focus on key engineering skills through the use of examples and problem-based learning.

You could develop the skills to develop amazing design solutions that could help society and change the world!

The BSc Engineering Design Course aims to:
• Enable you to pursue professional careers in Engineering at a level which requires the exercise of sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative,
and the ability to make engineering decisions.
• Equip you with an understanding of the principles of engineering science, some aspects of which will be at, or informed by, the current boundaries of the
discipline.
• Equip you with skills to systematically employ a range of engineering principles to produce original analyses of, and solutions to, engineering problems.
• Provide you with a broad-based education in a range of engineering allowing scope for entry into a wide range of disciplines within engineering. Including
Electronics, robotics and CAD for example.
• Allow you the opportunity to undertake and complete a significant independent project on a given topic in the Engineering Design field.
• Allow you to develop the ability to adapt to new technology relevant to engineering and to seek and assimilate new information.

The BSc (Hons) degree has been structured and developed to fully satisfy the educational requirements for professional registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Modules

Level 4: Engineering & Innovation, Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering and Thermofluids, Introduction to Engineering Design and Practice, Introduction to Engineering Mathematics, Professional Development and Engineering Applications.

Level 5: Advanced Engineering & Innovation, Digital Clay, Design Reflection, Inclusive Design & Ergonomics, Design Engineering, Leadership and Management.

Level 6: External Brief, Creative Digital Communication, Emerging Technologies and Innovation in Engineering, Individual Engineering Project.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Creative Arts and Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
96%
Male students
4%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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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.

£19,240
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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