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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Product Design Engineering

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Course summary

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Design at Brunel is all about realising fantastic ideas in the real world. Our Product Design Engineering BSc degree is for creative thinkers who are also comfortable with mathematics and who enjoy deeper analysis of functional and technical design challenges, principally focused on industrially-manufactured products. The course spans design and engineering, meaning you can develop products that both look good and work well. There is a lot of project-based learning to test your skills and you’ll see the outcome of your design from concept to making the actual product. 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 product design engineering 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 Dyson, Jaguar Land Rover, Philips, Procter & Gamble, and Reckitt Benckiser. Some take advantage of exchange programmes that can take them to universities in Europe and the USA.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Design Process 1 Electronics and Mathematics Graphic Communication 1 Materials with Manufacturing Mechanics for Design Year 2 Design Communication Design for Manufacture Design Process 2 Dynamics, Mechanisms and Stress Analysis Electronics, Programming and Interfacing Year 3 Compulsory: Computer-based Design Methods Design and Innovation, Management and Process Major Project Optional: Contextual Design Embedded Systems for Design Environmentally Sensitive Design Graphic Communication 3


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

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Course codeWH27
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB including grade B in Art or Design (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts) subject and grade B in Maths or Physics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with Distinctions in Further Engineering Mathematics or Dynamic Mechanical Principles
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Engineering with 45 credits at Level 3. All Maths units must be passed with Distinctions at level 3
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in Art and Design and an A level grade A in Maths or Physics or obtain DD in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with Distinctions in Further Engineering Mathematics or Dynamic Mechanical Principles and grade A in 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 in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts) and Maths or Physics
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with Distinctions in Further Maths or Further Mechanical Principles.
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD in Art and Design and an A level grade A in Maths or Physics or obtain DD in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with Distinctions in Further Mathematics or Further Mechanical Principles and grade A in Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts).
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D in any subject with A levels grade AB in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts) and Maths or Physics
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB including grade B in Art or Design (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts) subject and grade B in Maths or Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points including Higher Level 5 in Art or Design (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts) subject and Higher level 5 in Maths or Physics
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) and H3 in Maths or Physics
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 including grade M2 in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts) and grade M2 in Maths or Physics
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 Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with Distinctions in Further Engineering Mathematics or Dynamic Mechanical Principles
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in Art and Design and an A level grade A in Maths or Physics or obtain DD in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with Distinctions in Further Engineering Mathematics or Dynamic Mechanical Principles and grade A in Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts).
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade AB in an Art or Design subject (not including Performing Arts/Theatre Arts) and Maths or Physics

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)79with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic51with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £19280* 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.
Product Design Engineering at Brunel University London - UCAS