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MSc Engineering Design

  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Start Date: September 2022
The MSc in Engineering Design will enable you to apply your engineering knowledge to creatively come up with new products and services, bringing together both the practical and creative aspects of designing new products and services.
You'll learn about how creative techniques, analytical skills and engineering principles are used to solve design challenges and will benefit from the support of our industry-experienced lecturers and state-of-the-art facilities.
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Application guide

For information on how you can boost your career-prospects and apply for our postgraduate courses, follow our application guide.

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Fees and Funding

There’s a range of ways you can secure funding for your course, including sponsorship, scholarships and loans. And if you recently graduated from BNU, you may be eligible for a fee discount.

Why study this subject?

If you have a background in engineering and you're looking to apply your skills more creatively and focus on design, then our master's programme is a great start for you.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

We are committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

This course has been developed in partnership with the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). You’ll learn from academics with professional, teaching and research expertise. Their industrial collaborations and research in product design and related fields will feed into your teaching and learning experience.

Learning continues beyond the classroom, you'll explore how design impacts all sectors of industry and how it overlaps with engineering.  

What facilities can I use? 

You’ll have access to the Engineering IT studio, where current industry standard software such as Solidworks is available. Facilities also support a range of other activities including advanced 3D printing, design and CAD/CAM labs.

What will I study?

The course is structured around the themes of Design/Technology, Project Management, Business Alignment and Complex Problem Solving in an engineering context.

This programme will help:

  • enhance your knowledge and skills in specialist and contemporary areas of design and technology to deal with complex engineering problems
  • provide an understanding of commercial/financial management and contemporary tools and processes required for competitive product design and manufacture.
  • develop your project management skills, including the management of people and resources
  • prepare you for a research degree.

In addition, you'll gain the enterprise skills necessary to launch brand new products to market.

How will I be taught and assessed?

Delivered through lectures and tutorials, each of the modules you study will focus on empowering you to think critically and learn how to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex, real-life problems.

 You'll also learn through:

  • lectures,
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • online resources
  • independent learning
  • Practical CAD/CAM sessions.
Useful Information

MSC Engineering Design Programme Specification

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in Engineering Design or other relevant engineering degrees with 2:2 or higher.

The University will consider all such applications and will have the final decision whether to accept the candidate for entry to the programme.

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

Year 1 Modules

Project Management and Research Skills

Product Development for Business

Industrial Group Project

Contemporary Methods in Engineering Design

Engineering Dissertation

How much does it cost

Home and EU

Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022

£6,300 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023

What are my career prospects?

Our team can support you with your career planning, and help you access part-time and graduate employment, including some international opportunities. We can also give you plenty of resources to get you started with job searches, applications, and more.

You'll be able to progress to a range of careers within the Engineering sector like product design or development, production or manufacturing engineering in electrical and mechanical engineering companies.

Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. 

Course leader

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Dr Mohammad Rana
  • Senior Lecturer
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Dr Farid Arya
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Dr Ramesh Marasini
  • Associate Head of School
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