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Product Design BSc (Hons)

Brunel University London

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 6th for Art & Design (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    139
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    80.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    4.11 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: H772

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: ABB including grade B in an art or design subject and grade B in Maths or Physics
SQA Advanced Higher: ABB including grade B in an art or design subject and grade B in Maths or Physics

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £18,720 per year

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The Course

Summary

This course is focused on developing your commercial awareness, technical skills and ability to innovate, meaning you can develop products that both look good and work well. There is a lot of project-based learning to test your skills and you’ll see the outcome of your design from concept to making the actual product. This means you’ll be able to build a great portfolio of your best-quality projects, academic and industry briefs, and case studies during your studies. You’ll have workshop training and will use industry-standard equipment and software to develop quality hands-on skills to become a maker. Independent access is available to modern facilities that include dedicated design studios, digital sketching, extensive prototyping workshops, and electronics and digital fabrication labs. The practical knowledge you gain is transferable to industry and provides a head start for your future career as a designer and design making in the modern world.

Our product design course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year. The placement year helps you to prepare for the world of work and you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when you graduate. Our students have worked in both small innovation start-ups and multinational organisations such as Adidas, Chanel, Jaguar Land Rover, Philips, Disney and Lego. Some take advantage of exchange programmes that can take them to universities in Europe and the USA. Made in Brunel is a unique, student-led initiative that showcases our design talent at its finest. Each year our students run a series of industry and community events leading up to the Made in Brunel exhibition. This annual showcase is a highlight of the London design calendar and promotes the incredible work our students produce to the creative community, and is a great way for our students to network with key design professionals. If you are interested in turning a product or technology idea into a business after you graduate, we are in partnership with the Central Research Laboratory (CRL), a design incubator for start-ups. You’ll have access to meeting rooms and work space as well as prototyping facilities. A team of in-house professionals will guide and support you at each stage and a number of our previous entrepreneurial students have successfully commercialised their products. The British Industrial Design Association graduate employability survey ranks Brunel second for creating the ‘most employable graduates’.

Our design degrees are delivered by a passionate multi-disciplinary academic and technical team, including mechanical and electrical engineers, computer and materials scientists, practising designers and graphic communication experts, and our lecturing staff are research or professionally active. This means you’ll be learning from enthusiastic teaching staff with real industry experience, and who have been making their ideas a reality through design for many years. Study will combine lectures and other tutor-led activities such as group tutorials, lab sessions, computing sessions, manufacturing workshops, and guided independent study.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Main Site

Brunel University London

University League Table Ranking: 50th

Brunel University London, founded in 1966, is a leading technology university renowned for its education and research, and its spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Based on a single, leafy campus in west London it provides outstanding sports facilities, easy access to central London, and a...

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Postal Address

Design
Brunel University London
Kingston Lane
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH
ENGLAND

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