London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Ideas are what make the world go round. Whether it is a bicycle or a jet engine, a fountain pen or a super'fast laptop computer, product design engineers are the innovators who visualise tomorrow today, and then work to make it happen. The result is the creation of products that deal with everyday problems ' from solving minor inconveniences like leaky teapots to tackling major issues such as launching lifeboats faster. Our design graduates blend creative thinking with scientific analysis and insight to make workable and functional product solutions.

Course Modules

Year 1: design thinking and practice 1; design communications and computing 1; design engineering 1. Year 2: design thinking and practice 2; design communications and computing 2; design engineering 2. Year 3: Placement year. Year 4: design project; portfolio design projects; innovation and enterprise; design dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 120-128
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

Key Course Information

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76% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 65%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 94%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 30
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 20
Unknown 0

32% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 4%

Total Coursework: 95%

Total Practical: 0%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation