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What is the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology?
The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is a small and personal higher education provider, which teaches high quality engineering degrees to the next generation of tech enthusiasts, alongside a part time role at Dyson.
During this four year programme you’ll learn about engineering through hands-on experience in our Research and Development department, with the theory delivered through your Bachelor of Engineering degree.
The Dyson degree has been developed by Dyson engineers alongside academics at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), the 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.
Who will award my degree?
The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology (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 from September 2019. Should New Degree Awarding Powers not be obtained, your degree will be delivered and awarded by the University of Warwick.
If you are offered a place at The Dyson Institute, we will inform you in good time as to whether your degree will be delivered and awarded by The Dyson Institute or the University of Warwick, and support you in deciding whether to accept your place.
Can I get a Master’s at The Dyson Institute?
On graduation, you may want to continue your studies to Master’s level – The Dyson Institute intends to offer a Master’s of Engineering degree in the future which you may be eligible to study for on completion of your BEng.
What are the entry requirements?
For September 2019 entry, you will need at least AAB at A Level (or equivalent), including an A grade in Mathematics and one other Science, Technology or Engineering-related subject.
Can I apply if I have already left school and achieved qualifications beyond A level (or equivalent)?
Yes, provided you meet the grade entry requirements you are eligible to apply to take part on this programme.
Can I take a year out before the start of the programme?
We can't accept applications for deferred entry.
What if I don't get my expected A Level grades?
Due to the demand for places on the course, we cannot guarantee you a place if you do not receive the required grades.
Will I have to pay?
No, you will not have to pay tuition fees but you will pay for your own accommodation.
Will I be paid?
Yes. You'll start on a salary of £18,000 per annum, which increases each year. You’ll also be eligible for our staff bonus scheme and staff discount. You will not have to pay tuition fees meaning you could graduate debt-free.
Will I need to take out a student loan?
No. You will not have to pay tuition fees and we will pay you a full salary.
Am I guaranteed a job at the end of the programme?
You will need to meet the expected grade level for the degree programme as well as key performance objectives in your job. If you successfully meet these criteria, you’ll be able to continue with a graduate engineering job at Dyson after the programme.
Can I apply if I am not from the UK?
Yes, if you can obtain or already have the right to work (full-time) and study in the UK you are eligible to apply to take part on this programme. Please note this programme is not currently eligible for sponsorship under UK immigration rules.
Will I be classed as a student?
After joining The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, you will be classed as a full time employee at Dyson and a full time student.
Do I need to travel internationally?
In the final year of the programme, you may get the opportunity to work within one of our international sites, including our technology and design centres in Singapore and Malaysia.
Will I get help with housing?
In your first year you will have the opportunity to live on the Dyson campus in our purpose-built accommodation. If you choose to live elsewhere, Dyson supports a lift-share scheme from surrounding areas including, Bath, Bristol and Chippenham.
Will I get holidays?
The Dyson engineering degree is different to any other university course. You're working a real job. As such, you'll be expected to maintain normal office hours.
You’ll receive a generous holiday entitlement.
- 50 days in total
- 14 days of annual leave to book whenever you like (excluding study days)
- 28 days of academic leave, roughly a week after each set of exams with a two week break in the summer
- 8 bank holidays
Please notify us in your application if you have any holidays planned in the next 12 months.
Can I apply via UCAS?
No, this is a Dyson initiative and applications can only be made via the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology directly.
Can I choose my own job?
We'll give you the opportunity to state your preferred pathway and the Dyson team will place you, depending on your preferences, skills and the business need. There will be a number of rotations during the programme so you will have the chance to contribute to various teams.
Can I apply for future courses or intakes now?
You can register your interest in applying for the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology for 2020 entry and beyond, here.
Can I review my application after it has been submitted?
You will not be able to edit or review your application after submitting, so please ensure you are happy with your responses before you submit.
Reasonable accommodations for disability and equal opportunities
Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information and the nature of your request to email@example.com. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.
Dyson is an equal opportunity employer.
Can I visit the Dyson Institute?
Unfortunately, due to the strict security restrictions on our site, we currently don’t offer regular open days or site visits. If this changes at any point, we will update the information on this page and allow you to register your interest in visiting our campus.