Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Our aim is to produce communicators who are at ease working with members of engineering and marketing teams, appreciating their individual needs and capable of contributing to and coordinating the design process. We'll help you cultivate the range of skills you need to understand 'total design', from the function of products through to their external values. We encourage respect for people and their needs and values, design issues, theories and design history as well as material and production technologies and engineering design. Our Design staff includes mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, materials scientists, computer scientists, mathematicians, psychologists and ergonomists, as well as practicing designers and graphic artists. All our lecturers are research and/or professionally active so our course content is constantly up'to'date and evolves with the world of commercial design. Design prizes and awards we have won include the Best Industrial Design in Europe, Dyson Appliance Ltd Product Design Award, Race in the Media Awards Trophy Design and the HSBC Design Prize. We have also achieved the highest recognition for our engineering competence at the Young Electronic Designer Awards for four consecutive years. In addition to our BSc Product Design we also offer specialist pathways/Joint Honours in the following areas giving you the chance to tailor your studies: ' Product Design Engineering BSc ' Industrial Design and Technology BA

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Design process 1; graphic communication 1; workshops and materials; mechanics for design; electronics and mathematics. Level 2 Core: Design process 2; design for manufacture and communication; graphic communication 2; electronics, programming and interfacing; design for manufacture; dynamics, mechanisms and stress analysis. Level 3: Optional Work placement (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Major project; innovation management; computer'based design methods. Options: environmentally sensitive design; graphics; contextual design; embedded systems for design.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
BSc (Hons) £16,500 ???abroad???
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000 ???home???

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 78%
  • International Baccalaureate 31
  • GCE A-level ABB
  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD*
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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93% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 96%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 100%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 100%

£17,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

95% Go on to work and/or study

In work 90
Studying 5
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 5
Unknown 0

31% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 16%

Total Coursework: 80%

Total Practical: 4%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation