MEng (Hons) Sports Technology (with placement year)

Sports Technology combines the excellence of both sports science and technology. This course covers industrial design, human factors and marketing for the sports equipment sector and elite sport.Based in our dedicated, purpose-built Sports Technology Institute, the course focuses on, design, manufacture and testing of sports equipment, clothing and footwear, and has been specifically developed to provide the sports industry with graduates possessing the required specialist technical knowledge and skills to improve existing and develop new sports goods and products.Sports technology combines the excellence of engineering science, measurement and analysis, and sports science to relate the playing, or use characteristics, of sporting equipment to the underlying principles of product design. It reinforces this by providing an up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials, to enable improvements in sports product performance and ease of use.The course covers industrial design, human factors and marketing for the sports equipment sector. By combining a thorough technology education with a sound design base, our graduates are ideally placed to conceive and develop innovative designs and turn them into profitable products.**What's the difference between MEng and BEng?**The MEng Sports Technology course is aimed at the most ambitious of students who wish to develop high-flying careers within sports goods and sports performance sectors and to become the future leaders of industry in companies concerned with the design and manufacture of consumer and elite sports products. The MEng courses are the preferred route to achieving Chartered Engineer status.The structure of the first two academic years are common between the BEng and MEng and provide you with sports equipment design and technology studies. The application of design and the solution of sports equipment and elite athlete problems is a strong theme throughout the courses.The MEng structure is distinct from the BEng courses in the third and fourth academic years, providing broadening and deepening of the biomechanics, health and well-being, design and technology learning experience. It enables further development of the technical aspects and addresses the strategic and managerial challenge facing the implementation of new professional and enterprise approaches in industry.The MEng course allows high calibre Sports Technology students to better develop their understanding of the role of sports product design, as well as further refining the understanding of the human interaction with sports goods and equipment. In addition, during the fourth academic year, MEng students are brought together for yearlong projects, to solve challenging industrially based problems at a number of different host companies.

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£27,250 Per Year

International student tuition fee

5 Years


Oct 2024

Start Month

Sep 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • October 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time