Engineering Design MSc

1 year, starting in October 2018

Apply your engineering skills to a master’s degree that focuses on design. Use your knowledge and creativity to come up with new products and services.

If you have a strong background in engineering and mathematics and are looking to apply your skills more creatively, our master's is an excellent choice for you.

Our course brings together both the practical and creative aspects of designing new products and services. You'll integrate creative design techniques with a grounding in engineering and mathematics. Drawing on your analytical knowledge, you'll apply engineering principles to new design challenges. Exploring how design impacts all sectors of industry gives you a broader understanding of how it overlaps with engineering.

Project work allows you to use technical skills and your initiative to design, test and build working products. Many of our students choose to develop products or services that solve real environmental, social or economic problems.

You’ll learn from academics with professional, teaching and research expertise in mechanical engineering and design. Their industrial collaborations and research in product design and manufacturing feed into your teaching and learning experience. We also involve our industrial partners in the delivery of our course. This enriches your learning experience with the latest thinking and practice in industry.

You’ll have access to teaching and research laboratories that support a range of activities. Our facilities are designed to be similar to industrial workspaces so that you can gain insight into what it is like to work in a professional environment. Your project work will be carried out in our advanced 3D printing, design and CAD labs.   You’ll graduate with:

  • The creative, technical and managerial skills you need to start a career as a design engineer
  • A solid understanding of the issues associated with creativity and innovation
  • Knowledge and experience of the global commercial environment
  • The expertise to manage engineering design projects and teams

Our graduates have gone on to work with environmental design and design consultancies in the UK and overseas. Some of our graduates have secured jobs at DNV GL (formerly Garrad Hassan), ABB Research and Dyson. We also encourage our best performing MSc students to continue their studies with us on our PhD programme.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in October 2018 and ends in 2019. Induction week starts on 26 September 2018.


Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment


Learning

  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Oral assessment
  • Practical work
  • Seminar
  • Written examination
MSc student Thomas Mclaughlin works on a project
“The level of quality and passion each lecturer teaches at was something that I have never had before.”
Thomas Mclaughlin MSc in Engineering Design (2016)

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Austria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, diplomstudium or magister with a final overall result of at least Gut (2 out of 4).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Czech Republic qualifications

A bakalár or bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 2 out of 4 (C).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

France qualifications

A licence, diplôme d'Ingénieur or a maîtrise with a final overall score of at least 13 out of 20.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Germany qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, Diplom or magister artium with a final overall score of at least 2 (gut).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Greece qualifications

A bachelor's degree (Ptychio) or diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 - 7.5 out of 10 depending on the institution attended.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Italy qualifications

A laurea or laurea in ingegneria with a final overall score of at least 100 out of 110.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Netherlands qualifications

A bachelor’s degree or doctoraal with a final overall score of at least 6.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Poland qualifications

A licencjat or inżynier with a final overall result of at least 4 (C or Good).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Portugal qualifications

diploma de estudos superiores especialiazados (DESE) with a final overall result of at least 14 out of 20 (bom).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Spain qualifications

A titulo de licenciado or titulo de ingeniero with a final overall score of at least 7.0 (notable).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Brazil qualifications

A titulo de bacharel, titulo de (subject area) or licenciado with a final overall score of at least 7.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Canada qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B or 70%).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

China qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 75% (GPA 3.0) depending on the institution attended.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Egypt qualifications

A bachelor's degree awarded by a university with an overall score of at least 75% (very good).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

India qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Iran qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 13 out of 20 when studied at a state university and 14 out of 20 when studied at a private university.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Jordan qualifications

A bachelor's degree with a final overall result of at least very good (GPA 3.00-3.64 or 75%).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Mexico qualifications

A título de licenciado or título (profesional) de (subject area) with a final overall result of least 8 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Nigeria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a high 2:2 (58% or above).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Saudi Arabia qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 75% (GPA of at least 3.5 out of 5.0 or 3.0 out of 4.0).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

South Africa qualifications

A bachelor's (honours) degree with a final result of at least a 2:1.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Thailand qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

United States of America qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering design. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding


Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

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How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

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Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. You do not have to pay it back.

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Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

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Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information



Immigration requirements

This MSc degree is covered by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS). Unless you are a UK, EEA or Swiss national you will need an ATAS Certificate to join this course. Find out more about applying for an ATAS certificate.

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