University of Nottingham

Product Design and Manufacture University of Nottingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Our four-year masters level MEng 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 will give graduates an advanced level of understanding of design, aesthetic and analytical approaches to designing new products and our strong links with industry with companies such as Dyson gives students the opportunity to become industry ready.

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 further whilst working 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 take an individual project as well as core modules in product development, ergonomics and manufacturing processes. Year four will give you the opportunity to undertake a major project with industry whilst you undertake further modules in project management and ergonomics.

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 H715
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 AAB - AAA Including Mathematics. Art or Design and Technology 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) The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma is not accepted for this course. Applicants should apply for the relevant BEng course.
Access to HE Diploma The Access to HE Diploma is not accepted for this course. Applicants should apply for the relevant BEng course.
Scottish Higher AAABB - AABBB This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grade AA including Mathematics
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M1, M1 - D3, M1, M2 Including M2 in Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 34 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 Advanced Higher grades AA including Mathematics plus Higher grades AAABB-AABBB
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Not accepted

European Baccalaureate - 85%-80% 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

Course contact details

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Undergraduate admissions

+44 (0)115 951 4749