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Digital Design and Engineering BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

You will be part of the Industry 4.0 revolution; faster innovation and adoption of industrial digital technologies could be as much as £455 billion for UK manufacturing over the next decade, creating near 175,000 jobs. Industries from a range of sectors, including mechanical engineering design, architectural technology and construction, or product design and fabrication, require a new, innovative, and highly skilled professional. This course invites you to explore, learn and apply state-of-the-art digital design, modelling and digital fabrication competences in high-value industrial sectors. Based in our main campus in Plymouth, you will study in an emerging region for the creative and manufacturing industries. You will benefit from our newly developed facilities for digital fabrication and immersive visualisation addressing challenging problem-solving scenarios in the cognate fields of mechanical engineering, architectural technology, architecture, and product design. As a result, the programme develops a broad skillset applicable to a range of careers in industry that require both creative thinking as well as digital and technological competences. Upon graduation you will be able to contribute to the design, creative or manufacturing sectors. Our multidisciplinary curriculum, developed in partnership between the School of Art, Design and Architecture and the School of Engineering, is tailored to enable your professional interests to develop through project-based work supported by industry partners, academics and researchers. We offer alternative BA and BSc awards for students interested on cross-sectorial professional development, as well as potential continuity to post-graduate courses such as MA/MSc Integrated Design Innovation. Specifically, this BSc award focuses on the development of technological and scientific knowledge, competences and methods for problem-solving in industrial environments.The course offers an optional placement year in industry between years 2 and 3, as well as contents aiming at developing your entrepreneurial, professional and business skills.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Plymouth

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 97

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    137 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%


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