Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Product Design Engineering

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Course summary

Overview Product Design Engineers are the technical engine of innovation for consumer products. They have the technical ability to develop their creative vision into fully working, fully detailed products. Our degree gives students the theoretical and practical education and project experience, in state-of-the-art facilities, to become employment ready, accomplished product design engineers, with a professional portfolio of work. Why study BEng/MEng Product Design Engineering at Middlesex University? This degree produces creative, professional and highly skilled Product Design Engineers capable of playing an active role in formulating and meeting the challenges and opportunities arising in contemporary commercial practice. You will have an expert understanding of industry and have the skills to combine aesthetic functionality with innovative technology. We provide a collaborative learning environment where you'll build the skills, knowledge, experience and confidence to design and develop compelling products and systems for the 21st century. Our project-focused curriculum allows you to bring your designs to fruition and make tangible products to showcase your work. You will specialise in applying mechanical design engineering and physical computing in domestic products and become experienced using the latest industry software and hardware equipped in our labs and workshops. You will graduate well-prepared to enter the professional world of contemporary design practice through exposure to a productive, multidisciplinary working environment with state-of-the-art industry standard facilities and placements with prestigious design-led companies. To support your career success you will build a professional portfolio of work throughout your degree and receive regular guest lectures and project feedback from industry professionals, with the option of spending a year on industry placement. You will have a common Year 1 with BA Product Design and BEng/MEng Product Design Engineering together, developing the fundamentals of contemporary design and design engineering practice. At the end of the year, you can confirm your choice, or change your initial pathway to take either the creative (BA) or technological (BEng/MEng) route. The BA focuses on people and how they interact with products, while the BEng/MEng is targeted towards technology and how a product functions. Course highlights You are encouraged to enter prestigious product design engineering competitions to enhance your experience and career prospects, as part of the curriculum You will extend your industry knowledge through our series of weekly guest lectures delivered by some of the UKs leading design experts and companies A year-long work placement is available as part of the course and our London campus gives you access to prestigious placements within the creative industries If you apply for our four-year MEng course you will gain a masters qualification as soon as you successfully complete your undergraduate degree Our degree is seeking accreditation by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and also has the Creative Skillset Tick: a kitemark of quality for training that prepares you for a successful career in the creative industries You will showcase your work in our final year degree show, giving you an opportunity to share your products with industry employers As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module. Department Design Engineering and Mathematics What our alumni say One of the best things about the course is that we work on a lot of live briefs for real clients. These projects really help build up our portfolios, and at the end of the day this is one of the most valuable things we will have when we graduate. Jonathan Joanes, Product Design BSc graduate

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Design and Studio Practice (60 credits) - Compulsory Prototyping (30 credits) - Compulsory Design Tools (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2: Design Methods, Processes and Practice (60 credits) - Compulsory Advanced Technical Prototyping (30 credits) - Compulsory Advanced Technical Design Tools (30 credits) - Compulsory TKSW Placement (120 credits) - Optional Year 4: Engineering Design Projects and Professional Practice (60 credits) - Compulsory Professional Context (30 credits) - Compulsory Design Manifestation (30 credits) - Compulsory


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W24A
Institution code:
M80
Campus name:
Hendon Campus
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our entry requirements provide a guide to the qualifications that you’ll need to study our courses. We have a personalised admissions approach and we make fair but aspirational offers. We want you to aim high and achieve great results. We understand that things have been very different at school and college since the pandemic started however and that you might be worried about what changes to exams in 2021 will mean for you. We’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible and take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning. So if you don’t quite get the grades you hoped, we’ll look at more than your qualifications like your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we're proud of how we recognise potential in future students like you and how we can support you to succeed in the future.

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

http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/help-with-your-application/undergraduate-application/entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
82%
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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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
EU £14700 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

Additional fee information

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