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Product Design Engineering BSc (Hons)

Brunel University London

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

Design at Brunel is all about realising fantastic ideas in the real world. Our Product Design Engineering BSc/MDes degree is for creative thinkers who are also comfortable with logical reasoning and who enjoy deeper analysis of functional and technical design challenges, principally focused on industrially-manufactured products. The course spans design and engineering, meaning you can develop products and systems with good form and function.

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 engineer in the modern world.

Our product design engineering 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.

Class sizes depend on module, but all core modules are split up into around 40 people per group. Independent learning is key, and the amount of credits in a module represents the amount of time you will be expected to put in. For example, 40 credit modules require 400 hours of work across the year which equates to 12 hours per week, typically three of which will be in lectures and the remaining nine in self-directed 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.

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

    20th out of 31

  • 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
  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    133 58%

    16th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    25th

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