BEng Design Engineering

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Rs 8,02,424
*Guide price
Original amount in GBP:
£ 9,250

Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Birmingham (England)
Start September 2018
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Birmingham (England)
  • Start:
    September 2018

Recent graduates found positions in companies including BAE Systems, Army/Royal Air Force, Nissan, Jaguar, and EDF Energy.

Important information

Requirements: Entry requirements ABB - BBB (or equivalent) including maths and physics


Where and when

Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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Starts Sep-2018
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Engineering Science
Full Time
GCSE Mathematics
GCSE Physics
Full Time
GCSE Physics

Course programme

Entry requirements

3 years full-time / 4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: H150

Typical offer level
A Level:
BTEC National Diploma: DDD in relevant National Diploma
IB: 32 points (including Maths and Physics or appropriate subject at Higher Level)

Specific subject requirements
A Level: Maths and Physics required (consideration may be given to Further Maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science and Electronics if Physics is not studied at A Level). 
GCSE: English Grade C
A suitable combination of two A Level and two AS Level subjects may be accepted

More on Admissions Policy

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.   

Tuition fees:

£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2017/18)                             

£17,200 for Outside EU students (2017/18) 
Placement Year :  £2,500 for International Students

More on fees

Applicants receiving offers are invited to an open day.

BEng with Foundation year also available

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

  • We believe our students should be supported as you develop into inquisitive and enthusiastic problem solvers capable of using a wide range of underpinning knowledge and technical skills to tackle the problems faced by industry today and into the future.

    Our programmes introduce a full range of core engineering science modules coupled to practical projects to ensure a highly integrated and industry relevant degree programme.

    As a design engineer you can expect to work in taking concepts from initial ideas to commercial reality over a range of sectors including consumer products, the automotive sector and industrial systems.

    From year 1 you can expect to work on major projects often in partnership with commercial engineering companies. You will work with your colleagues, academic staff and engineers from industry to develop real solutions to these live problems.

    Subject guide & modules

    Our degree programmes are driven by the demands of industry to produce graduates with extremely strong engineering and scientific skills coupled to strong skills in project management, team work and commercial awareness.

    Our BEng degrees are either a 3-year full-time or 4-year sandwich programme incorporating a year of relevant professional experience. The first year of our programme encompasses a broad study of the fundamental disciplines of mechanical engineering. These feature academic classes in engineering science and mathematics combined with large integrated projects to embed the learning in practical settings. In the projects we expect you to use and develop your skills and we help you understand new technology and concepts. You reflect industry practice and work in groups taking products from initial concept to built and tested prototype.

    Your second year follows on with a similar structure of academic classes coupled to major group projects however the focus very much shifts from developing your basic skills to preparing you to become a professional engineer. This year also introduces modules specifically tailored to improving your commercial design awareness. You can then enter your placement or final year well equipped to meet all that will be demanded of you. Your final year features a major project, involving design, experimental or analytical work can also be tailored to suit your own interests.

    The flexible structure of our degrees enables transfer between Mechanical and ElectroMechanical and Design Engineering programmes after first year. You can also transfer between full-time and placement programmes up to the end of second year.

    The broad basis of our programme, together with the possibilities for specialisation, will make you attractive to employers from a wide spectrum of industries.

    Year 1

    • Design and Experimentation (ME1501)
    • Prototyping and Development (ME1502)
    • Electronic Engineering Foundations (ME1600)
    • Engineering Science (ME1601)
    • First Year Engineering Mathematics (ME11EM)
    Year 2 Modules  
    • Engineering Mathematics (AM21EM)
    • Engineering Materials 1 (ME2019)
    • Solid Mechanics (ME2045)
    • Dynamics and Control Systems (ME2050)
    • Design and Engineering for the User (ME2501)
    • Engineering for Industry (ME2502) 
    • Specialist Design Project 2 (PD2001)
    Year 3 - Optional placement year

    See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.

    • EAS Study Placement Year (SEP001)
    • EAS Industrial Placement Year (SEP002)
    Final Year


    • Energy Efficiency (ME3023)
    • Design Failure Analysis (ME3039)
    • Final Year Project (ME3046)
    • Advanced Dynamics and Control Systems (ME3050)
    • Advanced Systems Design (ME3055)
    • Solid Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis (ME3070)
    • Engineering Design and the Environment (ME3080) 
    • Specialist Design Project 3 (Future Focus) (PD3001)