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 Industrial Design and Technology BA we also offer specialist pathways/Joint Honours in the following areas giving you the chance to tailor your studies: ' Product Design Engineering BSc ' Product Design BSc

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Creative engineering practice; design process 1; graphic communication; product analysis; workshops and materials. Level 2 Core: Design process 2; design for manufacture and communication; systems design; design applications. Level 3 Core: Major project; innovation management; computer'based design methods. Options: environmentally sensitive design; graphics; contextual design; embedded systems for design; human factors.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £16,500 ???abroad???
3 years
Full Time
BA (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
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD*
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 94%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

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

86% Go on to work and/or study

In work 82
Studying 2
Studying and working 2
Unemployed 13
Unknown 1

27% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 17%

Total Coursework: 81%

Total Practical: 2%

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

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