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Engineering design

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Do you enjoy a challenge and like using maths and physics to solve problems? 

Design engineering can be an exciting and rewarding career as at the end of the process you will have a finished product. 

You could be working on the design of a new multi million pound aircraft carrier, a new racing bike or a new kettle. 

Complex projects require design engineers from a range of backgrounds such as mechanical, electrical and materials engineering. 

Engineers use CAD and 3D printers to design and produce their prototypes. Designs are tested thoroughly in different situations, and modified before they are ready for production.


There are many opportunities in engineering design, increasingly within the renewable energy sector such as SSE.

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