Students studying in the Department of Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management

Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management Study with us

Our practical and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are designed to develop tomorrow’s industry and business leaders.

Meeting the needs of tomorrow’s world requires innovation and ingenuity, a sound understanding of technology and business, the skills to organise and direct and the vision and determination to lead. These are among the skills and attributes our students develop.

Studying with us, you'll also develop excellent interpersonal, presentation, management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills, through group activities, industrial exposure and integrating studies.

Our teaching staff bring together experts in the fields of design, product development and manufacturing, and engineering management. We're proud that our graduates go on to fulfil our department's aim: making organisations perform better through product, process and business development and management.


A range of study options are available for undergraduate students, including four-year BSc and BEng degrees and five-year MEng degrees. Course options cover the topics, product design & innovation, product design engineering, product design engineering & management, and sports engineering.

Take a look at our list of undergraduate courses.

Postgraduate taught

We have a varied programme for students looking to study at postgraduate level. You'll have the option to study exciting areas such as mechatronics & automation and operations management in engineering. Areas including product design engineering are also studied in greater depth than at undergraduate level.

Our postgraduate course in Mechatronics & Automation is the only course in the world that is sponsored by both the UK and Chinese Space Agencies.

Take a look at our list of postgraduate taught courses.

Postgraduate research

We offer many opportunities for postgraduate research, including MPhil, PhD, Industrial Doctorate and Engineering Doctorate (EngD) postgraduate degrees.

Currently, there are more than 70 research students studying within the department across five key research areas:

  • creativity & innovation
  • materials
  • operations
  • sustainability
  • technology

Take a look at our list of postgraduate research degree options.