A Dyson School of Design Engineering will open at Imperial College in London later this year to train and develop “the next generation of graduate engineers and technology leaders”.
Sir James Dyson launched the school this week. A four-year MEng course in Design Engineering will start in October 2015.
Dyson said it will aim to create engineers who are “bold and commercially astute”.
“They will use their skills, nurtured in the Dyson School, to develop future technology that will catalyse Britain’s economic growth,” he said.
The Dyson School will be housed on Exhibition Road in a building purchased by Imperial College from the Science Museum. This was made possible by the £12M donation from the James Dyson Foundation.
The curriculum, developed in partnership with Dyson engineers to give industry relevance, blends technical discipline with creativity. The new building will enable 400 students to design, prototype and test new product ideas.
The James Dyson Foundation has donated £50M to engineering education and medical research. This includes £8M to create a technology hub at the University of Cambridge and £5M to London’s Royal College of Art to build business incubator units for graduate students.