What will you study on the BEng/MEng Product Design Engineering?
You will develop a range of techniques across studio based design and engineering processes, prototyping and traditional workshop methods, physical computing, computer aided design and analysis and manufacturing techniques. The design discourse strand will help you to understand design in its wider context and to recognise its place in the cultural landscape.
You will learn to design and engineer a wide range of products across: consumer durables, lighting, furniture, smart products, sports and leisure products, and toys and games, emphasising the technology and detail design. You will also examine design issues relating to: design strategy, human factors, marketing, product semantics, sustainable design, CAD visualisation and simulation, advanced manufacturing, rapid prototyping and contextual design studies.
Our professional learning environment encourages you to develop a commercial approach to design. This happens through taking part in work placements and also through supporting live projects with industry partners.
What will you gain?
Product Design Engineering is a practice-based programme, and is focussed on employability experience. Modules build technical skills and/or practice skills. Year 1 builds these through hands-on exercises and mini-projects. Year 2 develops the depth and range of these skills and adds ‘Live’ experiences with industrial or external collaborators in a range of Product Design and Engineering sectors.
The Placement Year extends this by allowing you to go out to work directly in a design and/or engineering practice or practices. The final year combines external project experience with a self-initiated final project, which acts as a calling card for future employment and integrates and coheres all the previous experiences at the highest level.
The course will help you develop the theoretical and practical skills, experiences and attitudes to enter the professional world as an employment ready Product Designer Engineer across a wide range of sectors and emerging practices.