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Course overview

The bespoke, highly technical, BEng degree was co-developed with Dyson engineers and played to our strengths of bridging the gap between industry and academia. We’ve designed this degree to enable you to develop a strong base of engineering knowledge, with real practical application. You are taught all aspects of technology with Dyson’s expertise across motors, fluid dynamics, separation systems, energy storage, robotics and software.

Alongside theoretical knowledge, the programme will develop your applied skills, such as prototyping and computer aided design. You learn about engineering through hands-on experience and work alongside a team of Dyson technology experts that underpins and complements the academic learning.


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Course structure

For three days a week, you learn through hands-on experience, alongside a team of Dyson technology experts. You'll be working in a global business, playing a vital role in the development of a product.

The other two days are dedicated to your studies. The degree – developed by Dyson engineers and academics at WMG – is spread over four years. Teaching will predominantly be given on the Dyson campus by WMG tutors, with support from Dyson engineers. You will also benefit from a bespoke virtual learning environment, so you can track your progress, access course materials, receive support from WMG tutors and easily submit coursework.

In the first two years, you will study six general engineering modules per year.

In the final two years you will have the option to specialise in Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Hardware, Electronic Software or Electro-Mechanical Engineering*. We will guide you through the specialisation pathways and optional subjects to find the best route for each individual.

*subject to university approval.

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In the first two years assessments are through assignments, tests and exams as well as practical projects. In the final two years the assessment will include more assignments and practical projects.

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Core modules

Please contact us for up-to-date information.

As a guide the current modules are:

Year 1

Engineering Mathematics and System Modelling

Electrical and Electronic Circuits and Devices

Engineering Mechanics I—Mechanics and Structures

Thermal Energy Systems

Engineering Materials

• Applied Programming I

Year 2

Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing

• Electrical and Electronic Application

Control Theory and its Application

Engineering Mechanics II—Dynamics and Vibration

Engineering Thermofluids

Applied Programming II

Options for Years 3 and 4

• Acoustics

Advanced Fluid Dynamics

Advanced Structural Analysis

• Advanced Thermodynamics


• Agile Software Development

Analogue Systems

• Cyber Risks in Organisations

• Data Science and Machine Learning

• Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly

• Embedded Systems and Devices

Energy Storage Systems

High Performance Electric Drives

• Internet of things

Manufacturing and Metrology

• Rotating machinery

• Software Development Life Cycle

• Systems and Network Architecture

Systems Modelling & Control

Signal Processing

Power Electronics

• Vibration and Rotordynamics

• Vision and Processing

Work Based Project

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The Dyson Institute

The Dyson Institute is different

The Dyson Institute is unique. You work in Dyson’s Global Engineering team from the start. You’re responsible for live projects while you study for a Bachelor of Engineering degree – and you’ll be earning a competitive salary.

The small and close-knit cohort is part of the 4,600-strong team at Dyson’s technology campus in Wiltshire.

Work while studying for a degree

At The Dyson Institute, you work alongside our Global Engineering team from day one. You are responsible for live projects, all while studying for your engineering degree (BEng).

With cutting-edge facilities, world-leading engineers and real projects that bring theory to life, our Undergraduates are equipped to develop transformational future technologies.

The Dyson degree has been developed by Dyson engineers alongside academics at WMG, University of Warwick. The University of Warwick has a long-standing reputation for bridging the gap between industry and academia through their strong links with global engineering companies.

In addition to earning a salary throughout the course, Dyson will pay your tuition fees – so you could graduate debt-free.

Please note: Students joining The Dyson Institute in September 2020 will be awarded their degree by The University of Warwick. The Dyson Institute is applying to the Office for Students for New Degree Awarding Powers, with the intention of delivering and awarding the Dyson degree itself for students enrolling from September 2021.

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WMG and Dyson are offering ambitious technology enthusiasts the chance to work in a global engineering team, while working towards a degree from the University of Warwick.

Find out more

To find out more about The Dyson Institute and the Dyson degree, visit


Duration: 4 years

Level: 6 (Undergraduate)
Entry requirements: You will require at least AAB at A Level (or equivalent), including an A grade in Mathematics and one other Science, Technology or Engineering-related subject. Dyson also have their own entry criteria and candidates are assessed via a five stage application process including a phone interview and a assessment day at Dyson HQ.  Apprenticeship Standard: Product Design and Development Engineer