Taught course

Engineering Design

University of Bath · Faculty of Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

Learn more via the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385 115