Degree level: Undergraduate

Global Design Engineering

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Course summary

This programme is a general engineering degree course that bridges many disciplines of engineering, including mechanical, electrical and electronic, civil, environmental, and product design. It can be studied via a standard and - where appropriate - an accelerated route. Students will be offered the opportunity to accelerate once they have proven their aptitude to study an accelerated programme. The course will develop your ability to create and contribute solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the 21st Century. You will be empowered to use the engineering knowledge you learn to create innovative solutions to real-world projects identified by industry. This interdisciplinary course is ideal if you’re interested in all aspects of engineering and don’t want to decide on a specific discipline. The skills and knowledge you will gain are equally applicable to systems, products and processes across engineering. By studying with us, you will develop an enterprising and entrepreneurial mind-set. We aim:

  • To provide you with the knowledge, skills, experience, and understanding which underpin a professional career in engineering
  • To provide opportunities for you to develop appropriate design, project management and engineering skills.
  • To train you with design engineering skills and enable you to use them to develop and implement problem-solving strategies to a wide range of problems.
  • To provide insight into engineering practice and commercial aspects of engineering
  • To produce resourceful, competent, confident clear-thinking professional engineers equipped to work the engineering industry
  • To meet the requirements for accreditation of the programme by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).
For more information about the course, please visit or email [email protected]

Course details


These are the types of modules you’ll study throughout the course, please note these are indicative and are subject to change. Year 1

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Applied Engineering for Design
  • Designing for Smart Cities 1
  • Prototyping
  • Modelling and Simulation in Engineering Design
  • Applied Professional Skills and Portfolio
Year 2
  • Design for Manufacture
  • User-Centred Product Design
  • The Living Lab
  • Designing for Smart Cities 2
  • Ecological Design
  • Advanced Professional skills and Portfolio
Year 3
  • Design for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Global Design Engineering Individual Project
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Design
- Professional and Personal Portfolio

Assessment method

Assessment will be through unseen written examinations, project reports, presentations and portfolios.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeTL01
Institution code T24
Campus nameTEDI-London Campus
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We have recently been granted the Tier 2 employment sponsorship licence and are currently working with UK Visas and Immigration to secure our Tier 4 study sponsorship licence. Once we have our Tier 4 licence we will provide information for international applicants here. We aim for our first cohort (2021) to be open to international students. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

TEDI-London seeks to attract students with the appropriate attitude, aptitude and ability. Therefore, we do not specify entry requirements based on high-school leaving qualifications, but rather use the detailed evidence garnered during an Assessment Centre Event (ACE). Applicants may come from a wide range of educational backgrounds including; A-levels, IB Diploma or Career-related Programme, BTEC, and T-Levels. TEDI-London also welcomes applications from those in employment looking to up-skill or cross-train into the engineering and design field. We particularly welcome applications from mature applicants and those from groups not traditionally represented on university programmes and/or in engineering. In the interests of comparability, we normally, through the ACE, expect students to be able to demonstrate that they are on track to achieve 120 UCAS points or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests


TEDI-London seeks to attract students based on their Ability, Aptitude and Attitude. We will give the highest weighting to an applicant’s performance at an Assessment Centre. We are seeking determined, hardworking, creative problem solvers with talent and potential. Students are selected on “3 A’s” – Ability, Aptitude and Attitude. We assess this through our Assessment Centre Event (ACE) as well as traditional academic qualifications and/or other experiences and achievements. Once you apply, we will write to you explaining the ACE and how you can take the next steps to joining the TEDI-London family. Applicants will be asked to submit a VLOG or BLOG which would be requested via the email they receive in recognition of an application to UCAS. Direct applicants will receive this instruction on receipt of their application. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an ACE. They will be asked to bring with them, and be prepared to discuss, an object that represents their interest in Engineering at TEDI-London. Applicants’ Ability, Aptitude and Attitude will be assessed by TEDI-London staff observing the applicants in the events during the day as well as in an interview. For more information about the ACE, please visit or email [email protected]

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants will be required to pass online literacy and/or numeracy tests.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Global Design Engineering at TEDI-London - UCAS