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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Strathclyde

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Why this course?

The course addresses the issues associated with a rapidly changing market and the demands for better, cheaper and personalised products, developed within the shortest possible time.

Design engineers are problem-solvers who bridge the gap between traditional engineering and design. It's a discipline that draws on knowledge of product development, technical design, manufacturing techniques and rapid prototyping to bring new innovations to market. It also focuses on improving existing products and the processes used for making them.

Some of the greatest human achievements have come from creative design engineering, enabling the realisation of some truly remarkable change in our world. Design engineering has helped to transform the environment, create incredible super-structures on land and sea, and even helped people travel into the solar system.

Design engineering has also developed many of the most important systems and services, from individual right up to global and universal scales. These systems have supported radical scaling up of human activity in a huge range of areas.

What you'll study

The course will provide you with a thorough training in design theories and process models, design methods, design techniques, computer-supported product modelling, analysis, evaluation and physical rapid prototyping of a design solution. In addition, you'll gain the enterprise skills necessary to launch brand new products to market.

Studying within the Department of Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management, you'll work with some of the leading academics in the whole product development life cycle, learning from their time in industry, current research projects and advancements in those fields. We are the only department in the UK that combines end-to-end multidisciplinary expertise from creative design, through engineering design, manufacture and management of the entire system. This is more commonly split between art school and engineering faculties, however, we can provide you with a broader understanding of the overall process, and expertise in each area, all in the one department.

Our course enhances the professional and creative abilities of graduates from a variety of technical disciplines – from mechanical, civil and industrial engineering to science, architecture, computing and electronics.

Accreditation: Institution of Engineering and Technology/Institution of Engineering Designers/Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Students will also achieve PgDip exit awards during this course.


Design engineers use technical knowledge, mathematical and design skills to create innovative solutions to problems across a diverse range of industries.

This course will propel your design engineering career forward because it will:

  • provide you with the knowledge and skills to develop your own abilities to tackle more complex roles
  • enhance your CV with a competitive edge through gaining a Masters
  • develop industry experience through the Postgraduate Group Project module which provides you with first hand industry experience which can be used as example work during any future interviews.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 20,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Strathclyde

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  • Campus address

    University of Strathclyde, McCance Building, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G1 1XQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 32 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    166 75%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%



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