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  • Qualification

    Master of Design - MDes

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Overview

Design at Brunel is all about realising fantastic ideas in the real world. Our Industrial Design BA/MDes Degree suits creative and practical thinkers who prefer to learn through building and evaluating project-based challenges, with technological understanding and less theory and quantitative analysis.

There is a lot of project-based learning to test your skills on all aspects of the design process, from contextual design ideas to realising your concept in the form of a product prototype. 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 creative designer and design communicator in the modern world.

Our industrial design course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

Teaching and Learning

Our design degrees are delivered by a passionate multi-disciplinary academic and technical team, including practising designers and graphic communication experts, mechanical and electrical engineers, and computer and materials scientists, 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.

Assessment and feedback

Your progress will be assessed via assignments, coursework, presentations, individual and group design projects, lab reports and case studies, exams, and the final year major design project.

Marked work and feedback will be returned to students within three weeks of submission.

Careers and your future

To help you prepare for the world of work, we’ll encourage you to take the placement option, incorporating a year spent in industry. This means you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience and networks when you graduate. Our students have worked on placement for both small innovation start-ups and multinational organisations.

Our graduate designers are highly valued in the industry, working around the world for organisations where excellence in design is crucial to the brand, including Apple, Audi, British Airways, Dyson, Habitat International, Lego, Microsoft, Philips, Procter & Gamble, and Virgin Atlantic.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,450per year

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

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University information

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Brunel University London

  • University League Table

    62nd

  • Campus address

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH, England

All new international students have guaranteed campus accommodation.
Pre-sessional English courses provide students with intensive English language training before the start of their academic studies.
Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students pay their fees and living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    130 59%

    37th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    2nd

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

    83rd

    8

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