Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

Traditionally Design and Engineering programmes have been either Arts or Engineering based. It is becoming increasingly apparent that in future design graduates will need to be both artist and scientist, or at least, be able to understand how they may cross the divide. In the future there will be a growing need for designers who are educated as both engineering professionals (who can understand and can apply the latest technological developments), and designers (who understand creative processes, and are able to research and address questions of the contextual relevance and the appropriateness of design).

In the BEng Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering programme, design creativity and knowledge of technology are an integral part of the structure.

The programme aims to provide a strong interaction between creativity and human factor design together with practical technology through engineering, materials and process principles, and multimedia technology, enabling the students to obtain unique interdisciplinary skills to evaluate design problems.

The programme combines a balanced diet of design and creative engineering course study work together with a third essential element, an integrated practical studio and workshop application of those studies. The programme develops knowledge of fundamental creative engineering and design principles to enable graduates to become a design practitioner. The core design studio sessions will encourage multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary design processes, deepening development of intellectual competence and project management skills.

These sessions will also develop analytical skills, creative potential, and appreciation of management. To become the developer of a successful innovative product, students will learn, in the context of design development, about technology, materials and the methods of manufacture. They will also gain some appreciation of what is the best strategy to bring the product to market

Course Modules

Year 1

Arts Application Programming

Bridging Arts and Technology

Design Studio (double module)

Engineering Design Methods

Engineering Mechanics: Statics

Introduction to Multimedia

Mathematics for Materials Scientists

Transferable Skills for Engineers and Materials Scientists

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees