BSc in Product Design Engineering

Brunel University London, United Kingdom
BSc in Product Design Engineering
Next enrollment cycle September 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,907,920
Course Accredited By IED
3 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree

Design at Brunel is all about realising fantastic ideas in the real world. Our Product Design Engineering BSc degree is for creative thinkers who are also comfortable with mathematics and who enjoy deeper analysis of functional and technical design challenges, principally focused on industrially-manufactured products. The course spans design and engineering, meaning you can develop products that both look good and work well.

  • There is a lot of project-based learning to test your skills and you’ll see the outcome of your design from concept to making the actual product. This means you’ll be able to build a great portfolio of your best-quality projects, academic and industry briefs, and case studies, during your studies.
  • You’ll have workshop training and will use industry-standard equipment and software to develop quality hands-on skills to become a maker. Independent access is available to modern facilities that include dedicated design studios, digital sketching, extensive prototyping workshops, and electronics and digital fabrication labs.
  • The practical knowledge you gain is transferable to industry and provides a head start for your future career as a designer and design making in the modern world.
  • Our product design engineering course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year.
  • The placement year helps you to prepare for the world of work and you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when you graduate. Our students have worked in both small innovation start-ups and multinational organisations such as Dyson, Jaguar Land Rover, Philips, Procter & Gamble, and Reckitt Benckiser. 
  • Our students have the opportunity to add another dimension to their university experience by spending a term or a year in one of our partner universities via our exchange programme: Politecnico di Milano in Italy; Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, San Francisco State University in USA and Institut Superieur de Design, ISD Bubika in France.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2024

Entry Requirements

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A Level ABB, including at least grade B in Art and Design and at least grade B Maths or Physics (General Studies not accepted).
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDM in Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with Distinction in Further Maths or Further Mechanical Principles modules.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in Art and Design and an A Level at grade B in Maths or Physics.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in any subject with A Levels grade BB including A level in Design Art or Design plus Maths or Physics.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 31 points, including 5 in Higher level Art or Design and 5 in Higher Level Maths or Physics.
  • Obtain a minimum of 128 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma in Engineering with 45 credits at Level 3. All Maths units must be passed with Distinctions at level 3.
  • Five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are also required, to include Maths and English Language.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 79 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • The first two years contain a balanced blend of creative and technical subjects and mechanics and electronics are taught at a theoretical level. In your final year, you move on to more specialised areas and you’ll become familiar with computer aided design, engineering and manufacturing software, applying these methods and tools to design practice. Your major project is likely to include a functional prototype incorporating mechanics and/or electronics.
  • This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1

  • DM1309 - Mechanics for Design
  • DM1315 - Design Process 1
  • DM1601 - Electronics and Mathematics
  • DM1603 - Materials with Manufacturing
  • DM1611 - Graphic Communication

Year 2

  • DM2305 - Electronics, Programming and Interfacing
  • DM2316 - Design Process 2
  • DM2319 - Dynamics, Mechanisms and Stress Analysis
  • DM2603 - Design Communication
  • DM2604 - Design for Manufacture

Year 3

  • DM3601 - Computer-based Design Methods
  • DM3801 - Design and Innovation, Management and Process
  • DM3803 - Product Design Engineering Major Project


  • DM3310 - Contextual Design
  • DM3316 - Environmentally Sensitive Design
  • DM3330 - Embedded Systems for Design

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