3-year full-time; 4-year thick-sandwich
About the course
Brunel’s design degrees are some of the most renowned and respected in Europe and our students and graduates have won many prestigious design awards.
This course in Product Design Engineering is for creative thinkers who are also comfortable with mathematics and who enjoy deeper analysis of functional and technical design challenges. The course spans design and engineering, meaning students can develop products that both look good and work well.
This BSc degree course runs in parallel with BSc Product Design and becomes uniquely specialised in the third year. The particular blend of creative and technical subjects prepares students for this final year, in which further in-depth technical and engineering knowledge build to form a unique, technically strong design degree experience.
The final year has a strong technological and engineering focus, and your major project, which represents about 400 hours’ work, is likely to include a functional prototype incorporating mechanics and/or electronics.
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Our Product Design Engineering programme develops versatile designers with a sound knowledge and broad understanding of the technological, manufacturing and creative aspects of design, principally focused on industrially-manufactured products.
This course suits pragmatic problem solvers who combine their numeracy with the creative motivation to underpin exciting, commercially viable projects with a deep functional and manufacturing understanding.
The focus is on integrating your commercial awareness, technical ability and innovation, equipping you with a broad portfolio of transferable skills and the ability to:
- function in a professional context as product design practitioners
- respond to design challenges through expert technical and manufacturing skills
- understand design for analytical and observational techniques used by ergonomists and human-centred problem identification within consumer product design.
Brunel’s design courses are highly rated in University league tables and our graduates enjoy excellent career prospects: read more in 'Special Features'.