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Studying Design Engineering

What to look forward to

Our courses are designed to mimic industry and develop your interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills, all of which will be vital in your career. You’ll benefit from our dedicated facilities in our outstanding Ritterman Building, which is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment in electronics, mechatronics, robotics and networking solutions.

Whilst having access to high-quality specialist laboratories, we ensure that the software you use is also of industry-standard, including Cisco, Xilinx, Altair and LabView, so you’re trained on what you’ll use in the real workplace.

  • Flexible learning that benefits you

    The majority of your teaching will be on campus using our professional facilities. There will also be blended online activities where that extra flexibility benefits you. Our Design Engineering courses offer a strong practice-based teaching approach to ensure that you develop the necessary skills and knowledge to take with you into the workplace.

    Our flexible approach aims to suit everyone as we all learn in different ways. An online element to your learning lets you study at your own pace, whilst our in-person sessions give you a more personalised learning experience. Our approach allows for multiple teaching methods to be implemented across your modules through laboratory and workshop sessions, small group discussions, quizzes, lectures, group presentations and much more.

  • Learning advanced skills for your development

    Studying with us means that you’ll benefit from our innovative teaching methods that not only provide you with expert knowledge in the field, but also give you the practical skills so that you are fully equipped to excel within the workplace.

    We will industry-standard encourage you to develop a commercial approach and our courses are designed to replicate industrial practice, so that you are prepared for both your placement and career. You’ll work in teams on projects which we update every year, so the content is always fresh and new and you’ll use our custom-built design engineering labs, so that you learn with the latest industry standard equipment and software.

    Middlesex has also partnered with global companies, Siemens and Festo, as part of their innovative teaching programme ‘Connected Curriculum’. The scheme will provide you with industrial experience through Siemens and Festo automation technologies during their degree, knowledge that would not typically be gained until a entering the working world.

Support for your successful career in Design Engineering

Here at Middlesex, we support you in gaining the employment skills you need so that you graduate feeling confident and ready for the industry. We encourage you to take a year-long placement between your second and third years, as this gives you the chance to build industry links, develop your skills in a professional setting and explore interests you’d like to pursue when you graduate. Some of our graduates have gone on to work at Titan Motorsport, Ashridge Engineering, Tevva eTrucks or have even started their own business in engineering design.

Our incredible support network will guide you through your university journey, learning from guest lecturers, industry professionals and placements, fully preparing you for a career in Design Engineering. There will also be plenty of opportunities to explore your passion for engineering outside of academia, take part in events such as New Scientist Live, WorldSkills UK and more.

When you enrol at Middlesex, you’ll become part of an inclusive and diverse community that provides an exciting future for STEM. Want to find out more about what it’s like to be part of this community? Chat to one of

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