Industrial Design (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

Our Industrial Design BA (Hons) degree will equip you with the skills and understanding necessary for the design of physical objects and devices, focusing on form, interaction, experience, and manufacturing (including CMF – colours, materials, and finishes). The course develops specialist skills and abilities in the design and communication of ideas, interactions, and user experiences. It focuses on user research, three-dimensional design, product styling and form, the generation of prototypes and finished artefacts, manufacturing processes and CMF. Industrial Design emphasises the ways that products are experienced by users. Throughout the course you will be expected to apply your understanding of branding, future concepting and responsible design practice to the creation of future product service systems. This course shares many elements with the Design BA course. The distinct difference is that instead of having flexibility to select their design specialism after the first two years of study, students will be fixed to the Industrial Design specialism. It is great for those dedicated to Industrial Design specifically, and who want to develop specialist skills and sensitivity in the creative form and aesthetics of contemporary and future manufactured products.


For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

All assessment is conducted through the submission of project coursework, conducted individually and in groups. The work that is assessed is varied and may include: sketchbooks and development folios; low, mid, and hi-fidelity physical and digital prototypes; presentation boards and posters; video and verbal presentations; research reports; and short essays.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course.

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Additional entry requirements


Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application and also a portfolio submission and design task.


Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application and also a portfolio submission and design task.

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £27250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees stated above are for the 2023/24 academic year; fees for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Industrial Design (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS