Our Product Design Engineering course blends design principles, ergonomics, engineering science and technology to create new products. This is integrated with manufacturing processes, technology and knowledge to turn designs into reality. Product design engineering is the process of developing functional products for customers that can be then sold by businesses in competitive markets. It is fundamental to global market success and requires not only aesthetics and customer appeal, but also fitness for purpose and correct functionality, together with superior quality at a competitive price. It is only when design is combined with a knowledge of the opportunities presented by new design tools, new materials and manufacturing processes, that innovative ideas may be exploited to their full potential. This linking of product design with manufacturing technologies is demanded by a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors, and is critical to allowing quality products to be designed and produced in the right quantities, to an appropriate level of quality and at the right price. It brings together detailed and versatile product design skills with an in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes and technologies. By combining a thorough design education with a sound engineering base, our graduates are ideally placed to conceive and develop innovative designs and turn them into profitable products. What's the difference between MEng and BEng? The structure of the first two years are common between the BEng and MEng and provide you with design core skills, combined with manufacturing technology and processes modules. The application of design and the solution of consumer and industrial problems is a strong theme throughout the courses. The MEng structure is distinct from the BEng courses in the third and fourth academic years, providing broadening and deepening of the design and engineering learning experience. It enables further development of the technical aspects and addresses the strategic and managerial challenge facing the implementation of new professional approaches in industry. Students studying on the BEng course may have opportunity to change to the MEng course if their performance in the first and second year is sufficiently strong.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career. In their final year, BEng students prepare a design and technical exhibition respectively. The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.
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Additional entry requirements
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Practical Science is required
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All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.
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