To offer engineering degrees.

James Dyson has laid out plans to open the Dyson Institute of Technology, teaching high quality engineering degrees alongside jobs at Dyson’s Research and Development Campus in Wiltshire, as he looks to double the company’s engineering team by 2020. Applications are open for the first cohort of engineering students to start in September 2017.

Through the Institute, James Dyson will invest 15 million Pounds over the next five years to offer aspiring engineers a relevant alternative to a traditional university degree. The new degree will combine academic learning, initially delivered by WMG University of Warwick, with hands-on experience developing Dyson products and working alongside Dyson’s current engineering team of 3,000.


The students will be debt-free, having earned a salary throughout, and with the prospect of earning a full graduate wage on completion of the four year programme.

Commenting on the Institute opening, James Dyson said, “The UK’s skills shortage is holding Dyson back as we look to increase the amount of technology we develop and export from the UK. We are taking matters into our own hands. The new degree course offers academic theory, a real-world job and salary, and access to experts in their field.

“I know there are many people out there who are as obsessive about engineering as I am – questioning every aspect of a product, how it works, and how it can be better. Therefore why not get stuck into an engineering job straight from school?”

The four year programme covers the fundamentals of engineering in years one and two, and delivers more specific electronics and mechanical engineering content in years three and four. Students may also get the chance to spend time in Dyson’s technology and design centres in Singapore and Malaysia.