University of Nottingham

Product Design and Manufacture University of Nottingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Our three-year BEng course equips you for a career in product design, industrial design or in the product development sector and has been developed to address the specific needs of industry to give its graduates the best possible chance of obtaining the career they want. The degree provides a firm understanding of design and the aesthetic and analytical approaches in developing new products.

Course details


The first year offers a broad foundation in engineering science and design, manufacturing processes, material selection and mathematics. Example modules include Creative Techniques in Design, Industrial Design and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems. In the second year, you will develop your design skills and commercial awareness and work on a group design project. Example modules include Computer Modelling Systems, Design Visualisation Techniques and the Second Year Group Design Project. In the third year you will continue to develop design skills through project work, including a major design project in the final semester.

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 code H700
Institution code N84
Campus name University Park Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - AAB Including Mathematics. Art or Design and Technology are also desirable; excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, CIE Global Perspectives and Research, CIE Thinking Skills.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD Applications are assessed on an individual basis. Typical offer D*DD in an Engineering subject, including Distinction in Engineering Principles, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and Further Engineering Mathematics. For most applicants a foundation course may be more appropriate.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 9 credits
P: 6 credits
Applications are assessed on an individual basis, but the minimum requirement is usually for a pass overall in the Access to HE Diploma including 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction with 15 credits at Distinction in Maths, plus 9 Level 3 credits at merit or above; there may be additional course-specific requirements. GCSE English at grade C or above is also required. For most applicants a foundation course may be more appropriate.
Scottish Higher AABBB - ABBBB This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA-AB including Mathematics
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M1, M2 - D3, M2, M3 Including M2 in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 - 32 points Including 5 in Mathematics at Higher Level or 6 in Mathematics at Standard Level (excluding Mathematical Studies)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Assessed on an individual basis. Refer to University.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Assessed on an individual basis. Refer to University.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA - AB Advanced Higher grades AA-AB including Mathematics plus Higher grades AABBB-ABBBB
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted

European Baccalaureate - 80%-75% overall including 75% or 7.5 in Mathematics 5

GCSE requirements for all applicants - English grade C (numerical grade 4) or equivalent

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £23,760 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * 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.

Provider information

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University of Nottingham
University Park

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Undergraduate admissions

+44 (0)115 951 5559