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Sports Technology (with placement year) MEng (Hons)

Loughborough University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    03-OCT-22

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Sports Technology combines the excellence of both sports science and technology. This course covers industrial design, human factors and marketing for the sports equipment sector and elite sport.Based in our dedicated, purpose-built Sports Technology Institute, the course focuses on, design, manufacture and testing of sports equipment, clothing and footwear, and has been specifically developed to provide the sports industry with graduates possessing the required specialist technical knowledge and skills to improve existing and develop new sports goods and products.Sports technology combines the excellence of engineering science, measurement and analysis, and sports science to relate the playing, or use characteristics, of sporting equipment to the underlying principles of product design. It reinforces this by providing an up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials, to enable improvements in sports product performance and ease of use.The course covers industrial design, human factors and marketing for the sports equipment sector. By combining a thorough technology education with a sound design base, our graduates are ideally placed to conceive and develop innovative designs and turn them into profitable products.**What's the difference between MEng and BEng?**The MEng Sports Technology course is aimed at the most ambitious of students who wish to develop high-flying careers within sports goods and sports performance sectors and to become the future leaders of industry in companies concerned with the design and manufacture of consumer and elite sports products. The MEng courses are the preferred route to achieving Chartered Engineer status.The structure of the first two academic years are common between the BEng and MEng and provide you with sports equipment design and technology studies. The application of design and the solution of sports equipment and elite athlete problems is a strong theme throughout the courses.The MEng structure is distinct from the BEng courses in the third and fourth academic years, providing broadening and deepening of the biomechanics, health and well-being, design and technology learning experience. It enables further development of the technical aspects and addresses the strategic and managerial challenge facing the implementation of new professional and enterprise approaches in industry.The MEng course allows high calibre Sports Technology students to better develop their understanding of the role of sports product design, as well as further refining the understanding of the human interaction with sports goods and equipment. In addition, during the fourth academic year, MEng students are brought together for yearlong projects, to solve challenging industrially based problems at a number of different host companies.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 25,700per year

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University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

The university's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK and near to airports, making it easy to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,200 research students spanning 90 nationalities and more than 800 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 19,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. Over 1,000 students are based on the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 85 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    151 68%

    13th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    2nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    33rd

    8

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