The very first group of undergrads in a new degree course developed by Dyson and Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) has been welcomed to the Dyson technology campus in Wiltshire.
Over 850 applications for the course were received, with 25 places initially up for grabs. However, due to the high standard of applicants, 33 undergraduate engineers were accepted as part of the first cohort. The four-year course will see them mentored by Dyson’s practising scientists and engineers who will teach alongside academics from WMG, the University of Warwick.
According to WMG, the undergrads will benefit from learning high-level science and engineering theory, combined with real-world application on live projects. What’s more, they will be fortunate enough to graduate debt-free, having earned a salary throughout, and with the prospect of a permanent role with Dyson.
“It is vital that in order for UK companies to be competitive they must have the right people with the right skills,” said Prof Lord Bhattacharyya, chairman and founder of WMG, University of Warwick.
“I am delighted we are working with the Dyson Institute on this degree and welcome the move by James Dyson to develop a pool of talent which have the skills that are required to work in industry today.”
Applications for 2018 are now open, and more information on how to apply can be found at https://www.dysoninstitute.com/.