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    I think it's a good idea. If I wanted to do engineering, then I probably would consider applying, but I would feel uncomfortable about being the first year of students there.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    they want to Hoover up the best brains.
    That pun definitely did not suck
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    (Original post by SuperHuman98)
    They pun definitely did not suck
    ISWYDT

    :congrats:
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    (Original post by jneill)
    The Dyson Institute of Technology will offer an Engineering degree and starts with 25 students in Sept 2017. The degree will be initially awarded by Warwick, but he's applying for the institute become a full university. (PRSOM to ageshallnot)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37834857
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...-starting-its/
    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...versity-launch

    Not only is it free to study, in fact you earn £15k a year.

    Link to the Institute: https://www.dysoninstitute.com
    Minimum requirements are AAB.
    Note, it's not on UCAS, and is classed as a Degree Apprenticeship.

    Would you consider applying?
    And I thought D&T was useless... :banana:
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    (Original post by Ze Witcher)
    And I thought D&T was useless... :banana:
    James Dyson did a design degree.

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    I'd apply if they handed out legitimate MEng degree at the end of it. But i doubt they do. Who knows
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    IMO Dyson is a knob, seriously there is too many people with degrees in engineering and science for the jobs that are available. That is why a large percentage of science and engineering graduates go onto to completely degree unrelated jobs. People like Dyson complain about skills shortages in order to make the public believe more graduates are needed in these fields because more graduates means more choice for them and more competition for graduates with the net result being people like Dyson can offer sub standard salaries and benefits for highly skilled people. On top of that he is a glorified sales man who takes well known already understood scientific principles/concepts/inventions puts a nice shiny exterior on them and then promotes and sells them as the best must have innovation of the century. Plus he has his products made in third world countries which again highlights what a knob he is.
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    (Original post by Eshy)
    On top of that he is a glorified sales man who takes well known already understood scientific principles/concepts/inventions puts a nice shiny exterior on them and then promotes and sells them as the best must have innovation of the century. Plus he has his products made in third world countries which again highlights what a knob he is.
    A bit like Steve Jobs / Apple then... (not saying I disagree just that it seems to be a winning formula).

    Also engineering/r&d pay at Dyson is, afaik, slightly above average.

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    This is brilliant, and I bet this is going to be special.
    I'd expect this program will eventually compete with Imperial in attracting the best STEM students in the near future.
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    (Original post by stereoashhh)
    I'd apply if they handed out legitimate MEng degree at the end of it. But i doubt they do. Who knows
    It's a BEng.

    https://www.dysoninstitute.com/the-degree/
    "Bachelor of Engineering Degree from WMG at the University of Warwick."

    Probably a variation on this programme already in place with employers such as JLR:
    Bachelor's Degree (BEng) - Applied Engineering Programme
    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wm...rgraduate/aep/

    And I note they are working towards IMechE accreditation. And extending it to an MEng.
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    He has already partnered up with imperial for "Dyson school of design engineering" but I guess this one is a little bit different because you have to pay fees for imperial one.
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    Could not pay me enough to design vacuums in a tiny market town.
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    (Original post by ChuckNorriss)
    He has already partnered up with imperial for "Dyson school of design engineering" but I guess this one is a little bit different because you have to pay fees for imperial one.
    And similar at Cambridge. http://www.dysoncentre.eng.cam.ac.uk

    He's quite keen on education...
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    (Original post by jneill)
    A bit like Steve Jobs / Apple then... (not saying I disagree just that it seems to be a winning formula).

    Also engineering/r&d pay at Dyson is, afaik, slightly above average.

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    Did you see the the recent documentary where they went inside the R&D/engineering depts (might have been "Hidden Britain by Drone"?) - scary levels of control - regulation notebooks http://www.forbes.com/sites/chloesor.../#5f390d66372c
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Did you see the the recent documentary where they went inside the R&D/engineering depts (might have been "Hidden Britain by Drone"?) - scary levels of control - regulation notebooks http://www.forbes.com/sites/chloesor.../#5f390d66372c
    Ah I missed that, but it doesn't surprise me - they are all obsessively worried about leaks. And when you think that some early r&d stuff can take 10+ years to actually get to market it's no wonder.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Ah I missed that, but it doesn't surprise me - they are all obsessively worried about leaks. And when you think that some early r&d stuff can take 10+ years to actually get to market it's no wonder.
    Makes me think it's a bit like working for LEGO - great place to work *if* you get on with the company culture.

    I find it a bit disappointing that Dyson focuses so much on engineering graduates given his art background.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Makes me think it's a bit like working for LEGO - great place to work *if* you get on with the company culture.

    I find it a bit disappointing that Dyson focuses so much on engineering graduates given his art background.
    They'd certainly want you to be a good fit at LEGO...

    And yes, although he does have a joint MA/MSc thing going on with RCA & Imperial
    https://www.rca.ac.uk/schools/school...n-engineering/
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    (Original post by PQ)
    I find it a bit disappointing that Dyson focuses so much on engineering graduates given his art background.
    It's a lot more politically acceptable to call for more engineering (or STEM as a whole) graduates because they are perceived to be in short supply and more economically useful.

    It could also be that arts graduates are, on average, a lot more "work ready" than engineering ones, and hence sourcing suitable ones for positions isn't as challenging.
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    Hi, so whats the latest with everyone's applications at Dyson.

    I sent my form about a week ago and haven't heard anything yet. Has anyone been accepted yet.

    Seems like they are taking their time which is annoying as I have to let my other unis know and sort out accommodation.

    Also whats the aptitude test like?
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    The Dyson Institute of Technology will offer an Engineering degree and starts with 25 students in Sept 2017. The degree will be initially awarded by Warwick, but he's applying for the institute become a full university. (PRSOM to ageshallnot)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37834857
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...-starting-its/
    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...versity-launch

    Not only is it free to study, in fact you earn £15k a year.

    Link to the Institute: https://www.dysoninstitute.com
    Minimum requirements are AAB.
    Note, it's not on UCAS, and is classed as a Degree Apprenticeship.

    Would you consider applying?
    What is your view on the whole idea ?
 
 
 
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