Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology opens its doors to first undergraduates

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Today, engineering undergraduates begin their degree studies at the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology on the Dyson technology campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Over 850 students applied for 25 places on the course and due to the exceptionally high calibre of candidates, 33 Undergraduate Engineers were accepted onto the four-year engineering degree.

According to Dyson, 27% of the undergraduate engineers starting this year will be female, significantly more than the UK average of 16%. Students who accepted places at the Institute included those with offers from top universities including the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London and 66% achieved at least one A* at A-Level.

The Dyson Institute builds on Dyson’s previous work in schools and universities to overcome the lack of engineers in the UK and is the first University of its kind following the passage of the Higher Education and Research Act on 27th April 2017.

The undergraduate engineers will be mentored by Dyson’s practicing scientists and engineers who will teach alongside academics from WMG, the University of Warwick. They will benefit from learning high level science and engineering theory, combined with real-world application on live projects.

Earning a salary throughout the course and the prospect of a graduate role with Dyson on completion of their degree means the students should come away from higher education debt-free.

James Dyson said: “Dyson’s undergraduate engineers will develop new technology alongside world-leading engineering practitioners, creating real products that end up in homes around the world and all alongside their academic work. I am looking forward to seeing what exceptional things they achieve over the next four years and hope they will want to work at Dyson for many years to come.”

Applications for 2018 entry open today (14th September 2017).

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No doubt lots of tuition on designing parts to just last longer than the warranty? I like Dyson vacuums but they are not now built to last - fortunately you can get most of the parts on eBay and repair them yourself.
Hope he teaches them to design better stuff than the over styled, over priced, power hungry, heavy and just plainly badly designed (a cooling fan with laminar flow? Comedy!) stuff he churns out now.. If Dyson is held as the paragon of engineering, God help us..

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