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Design at Brunel is all about realising fantastic ideas in the real world. Our Industrial Design and Technology BA 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 designer and design making in the modern world. Our industrial design and technology 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 Chanel, Dior, Disney, Dyson 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’.
Year 1 Creative Engineering Practice Design Process 1 Graphic Communication 1 Materials with Manufacturing Product Analysis Year 2 Design Applications Design Communication Design for Manufacture Design Process 2 Systems Design Year 3 Compulsory: Contextual Design Design and Innovation, Management and Process Major Project Optional: Environmentally Sensitive Design Graphic Communication 3 Human Factors
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||including grade B in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*DD||in any subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||Obtain a minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in an Art or Design subject with 45 credits at Level 3.|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||in any subject and A level grade A in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||in any subject with A levels grade AB including an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts)|
|Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)||D*DD||in any subject|
|Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)||DD||in any subject and A level grade A in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts)|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)||D||in any subject with A levels grade AB including an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts)|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB||including grade B in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||including Higher Level 5 in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts)|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3, H3||including H3 in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts)|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2||including grade M2 in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts)|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||D*DD||in any subject|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD||in any subject and A level grade A in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts)|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||D||in any subject with A levels grade AB including an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts)|
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||51||with a minimum of 51 in all subscores|
Brunel University London - English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.