Design Engineering students

Key facts

Total expected intake
90 (2023 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio
6 : 1 (based on 2021 entry data)
The Guardian University Guide 2022
4th in the UK

Why study Design Engineering at Imperial?

Think creativity is just for artists? Think again. Studying design engineering at Imperial means joining an inspiring community of makers, innovators, entrepreneurs and creative thinkers as well as staff and students from the neighbouring Royal College of Art – partners in our two postgraduate Design Engineering degrees. 

You’ll have access to hackspaces and workshops, design studios and laboratories, presentation spaces and networking areas, not to mention the range of world leading facilities in the Dyson Building – opened in 2018 with support from a £12 million donation from the James Dyson Foundation.

Our great relationship with industry means you can take part in a paid six month placement, which is built into the course.

Where could your degree take you?

Our course, launched in 2015, nurtures the creativity, enterprise skills and industrial experience that will appeal to a wide range of industries. Our first students graduated in 2019.

They work in similar careers as graduates of our postgraduate courses in Global Innovation Design and Innovation Design Engineering, who now work for companies including Samsung, Apple and Bentley, as well their own startups such as Bare Conductive and Omlet.

Explore our courses

Four-year course (270 ECTS):