BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Product Design Engineering

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   Yes

Brunel’s design degrees are some of the most renowned and respected in Europe and our students and graduates have won many prestigious design awards.

This course in Product Design Engineering is for creative thinkers who are also comfortable with mathematics and who enjoy deeper analysis of functional and technical design challenges. The course spans design and engineering, meaning students can develop products that both look good and work well.

This BSc degree course runs in parallel with BSc Product Design and becomes uniquely specialised in the third year. The particular blend of creative and technical subjects prepares students for this final year, in which further in-depth technical and engineering knowledge build to form a unique, technically strong design degree experience.

The final year has a strong technological and engineering focus, and your major project, which represents about 400 hours’ work, is likely to include a functional prototype incorporating mechanics and/or electronics.

Programme description

Brunel’s design degrees are some of the most renowned and respected in Europe and our students and graduates have won many prestigious design awards.

This course in Product Design Engineering is for creative thinkers who are also comfortable with mathematics and who enjoy deeper analysis of functional and technical design challenges. The course spans design and engineering, meaning students can develop products that both look good and work well.

This BSc degree course runs in parallel with BSc Product Design and becomes uniquely specialised in the third year. The particular blend of creative and technical subjects prepares students for this final year, in which further in-depth technical and engineering knowledge build to form a unique, technically strong design degree experience.

The final year has a strong technological and engineering focus, and your major project, which represents about 400 hours’ work, is likely to include a functional prototype incorporating mechanics and/or electronics.

Key Modules

Our graduates are highly sought-after in a wide range of business sectors. As well as the prestigious companies who offer work placements to our students, employers of our graduates include:

  • Accenture
  • Apple Computers
  • BAE
  • British Telecom
  • Dyson
  • Eurostar
  • Fitch
  • Habitat
  • IBM
  • Land Rover
  • Lego
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nokia
  • Orange
  • RNIB
  • The Technology Partnership
  • Virgin Atlantic.
Module & Subject

All the BSc undergraduate Design programmes have a similar first year of compulsory modules to ensure that you have a sound understanding of the technological, creative and practical skills necessary for a degree in the discipline.

We emphasise the application of technology throughout all the courses, with integrated project work forming a substantial part of the course at all levels.

Typical Modules

Level 1

  • Mechanics for Design
  • Design Process 1
  • Electronics and Mathematics
  • Materials with Manufacturing
  • Graphic Communication 1.

Level 2

  • Electronic, Programming & Interfacing
  • Design Process 2
  • Dynamics, Mechanisms and Stress Analysis
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Design Communication.

Level 3 Compulsory

  • Major Project
  • Innovation Management
  • Computer-based Design Methods

Level 3 Options (choose two)

  • Environmentally Sensitive Design
  • Graphic Communication 3
  • Contextual Design
  • Embedded Systems for Design.
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    80% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  18000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER