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Meet Our Grads: Design Engineering

When you study design engineering at Middlesex, you join a community of outstanding graduates having a huge impact across the world. Our alumni go on to work for big-name organisations such as Dyson and Lego, set up their own businesses and are proactive in making the world a fairer, healthier and more sustainable place.

We understand that you not only want to make the most of your time at university, but you might also be considering what comes after. Our design engineering courses are geared towards employability and helping you achieve your career goals, whatever they are. You will be supported through our state-of-the-art engineering facilities and technology. Our Employability Service can also help you to develop your employability skills and get some valuable work experience.

Meet our alumni

Read about some of the aspirational individuals who have turned their career goals into reality since graduating from Middlesex.

Fidelis Azanor: Senior Process Engineer, AstraZeneca

Course studied: MSc Engineering Management (2012 - 2013)

After receiving his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering, Fidelis completed his Master of Science at Middlesex in Engineering Management. His passion for engineering processes; from design, implementation to operation, has led him to success in his role as Senior Process Engineer at the global pharmaceutical giant, AstraZeneca.

Menelaos (Mel) Florides: Freelance Design Consultant

Course studied: BA Product Design (2013 - 2015)

As a creative lead at the LEGO company, Menelaos has had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented people in the toy industry, including MIT scientists and production line managers. Recently Menelaos has been working as a Freelance Design consultant, both alone and with specialist teams on projects ranging from story writing for a TV series, 3D modelling and printing models for museum exhibitions to concept sketching and building the future of play.

"As a designer, I was lucky enough to gain some invaluable work experience from studying and working alongside some of the world’s most passionate and talented designers and engineers, in some of the best and most inspiring design environments in world.”

Monita Cheung: Designer and Director, Monita Cheung Design Ltd.

Course studied: BA Product Design (2005 - 2008)

Monita is a passionate designer who thrives on achieving the best design to suit her clients. Having been in the design industry for years, Monita has worked on many high budget projects and with architects and specialists on larger refurbishment projects. Her work has been featured in publications such as Elle Decoration, Grand Designs, Homes & Gardens and many more.

“My design career began after applying for an 8-week summer placement at the high end bathroom company, CP Hart, whilst in my second year of university. I did this to stay competitive against other candidates in the ‘real world’ and what better way to do this to gain work experience.”

Jack Dearlove: Head of Digital Construction, ISG

Course Studied: MSc BIM Management and Integrated Digital Delivery (2013 – 2016)

Jack graduated from his distant learning MSc BIM Management and Integrated Digital Delivery in 2016. He is currently Head of Digital Construction at ISG, after joining the company in 2016 as a BIM Strategy Manager and later a Senior BIM Manager.

“The MSc helped me secure a strategic role at ISG on a major international project for one of the world’s leading software companies. In addition, the management/project management element of the degree has proved invaluable for my career growth. From joining the course and meeting the other students, my MSc has enabled me to make important connections to talented and influential individuals that have supported my personal and career development.”

Robin Read: Associate Principal Robotics Research Engineer, Dyson

Course Studied: BSc Product Design Engineering (2005 - 2008)

After building his first robot at Middlesex  for an entry to the 2007 Eurobot competition, Robin discovered his passion for building robots that help people. Robin went onto earn a PhD in the emerging field of human-robot interactions (HRI) and is now working for Dyson as an Associate Principal Robotics Research Engineer.

“The Product Design and Engineering (PDE) course at Middlesex was perhaps the best place I could’ve been to build the initial foundations for my career. At 18, I knew I wanted to do something creative and build things, but I wasn’t sure what exactly. The PDE course really gave me a versatile skillset.”

At Middlesex, we understand the importance of career support for life beyond university. That is why our award-winning career support service, MDX Works, is on hand to help you during and after your studies (for life).

Want to find out more about how we support you with your career? Speak to MSc Engineering Management student, Joyita.

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We have lots of stories about how our inspiring graduates built their great careers. You can read all of them on our Alumni Success Stories page.