FAQs

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 offers a high quality engineering degree apprenticeship to the next generation of technology enthusiasts, alongside an engineering job 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 BEng (Hons) Engineering degree.

Who will award my degree?

The Dyson Institute is now an independent Higher Education institution with New Degree Awarding Powers, and will deliver and award the degree for students enrolling from September 2021.

 

Can I get a Masters at The Dyson Institute?

We don’t currently offer the option of studying a Master’s of Engineering degree at The Dyson Institute.

 

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, increasing each year (our current year 2 salary is £21,000). You’ll also be eligible for our staff bonus scheme and staff discount. With no tuition fees, 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.

 

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 visa sponsorship under UK immigration rules, including Tier 4 Student Visas.

 

Will I be classed as a student?

After joining The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, you will be classed as an employee at Dyson and a part time student.

 

Do I need to travel internationally?

In the summer of your third year, you may travel to 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.

At the end of your first year, you’ll move out of the pods and into the surrounding area. The Student Support team hold an annual accommodation event to equip you with information on how to find somewhere to live and the process of renting, as well as an opportunity to work out who you might want to live with.

 

Can I apply via UCAS?

No, applications can only be made directly via The Dyson Institute.

 

Can I choose my own job?

We'll give you the opportunity to state your preferred pathway in years three and four 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 for future years. We’ll let you know when applications open for future years.

 

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.

 

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. We do hold online events; check out our events page for more information.