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BEng (Hons) Product Design Engineering

Start date

September 2020

Subject area

Engineering

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

*This course is subject to validation.

This exciting new programme combines the knowledge of design principles, ergonomics, engineering science and manufacturing processes to create multi-functional solutions and products.
A career in product design engineering or industrial design will mean you conduct necessary tests to determine whether a product meets all the customer requirements.
By the time you graduate, you will be able to merge your knowledge of engineering reinforced design education and analytical skillset with a sound manufacturing base, enabling you to conceive and develop innovative designs and turn them into manufacturing reality, innovative products and solutions, and profitable businesses.
The programme will also offer to all students an optional placement year that will enable you to experience the real world and effectively connect your knowledge gained at UEL with it.

UCAS points

112

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

H105

Admissions 2020: Still Open

Despite coronavirus we are still welcoming applications for September 2020.

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Weekly site visits

We're one of a few universities in the UK who offer weekly site visits to major engineering and construction projects in London.

Excellent facilities

You’ll enjoy superb, up-to-date facilities, including CAD suites, control and power electronics labs. UEL also has a 5 axes robot offering opportunities to experiment with large format production.

Great location

You’ll be learning within a creative hub of art, design and technical courses with advanced digital fabrication resources.

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Andrew Wright MSc BA (Hons) FRSA

Programme Leader, BEng Hons Product Design Engineering

This exciting new product design engineering programme has been developed as a response to the current trends in automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies, such as, augmented reality, rapid tooling and industry 4.0.  It is vitally important students attain a realistic and comprehensive knowledge of the potential influences that will contribute to their future approach to design methodology.
It is also vitally important for students to master the skills needed to rapidly prototype an idea and gain an aptitude for testing and reiterating solutions thereby allowing ideas to develop and flourish into sustainable and feasible products.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parents' Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

-          All nursing and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government.

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance or contact Student Finance England.

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,700
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

112

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
including passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects and must include Maths and Physics
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma in a related subject. Must include distinctions in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 27 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level and must include Maths and Physics at Higher Level

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

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Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more.

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

What you'll learn

The course will help you gain a solid understanding of the processes and practices of product design engineering or industrial design and help you realise the expectations that you’ll have as a design engineer within an international workplace that’s evolving at an ever-increasing pace.

Throughout the course, engagement with industry experts and real work experience will be embedded into the core elements of learning. In year one you will gain a solid grounding in manufacturing and engineering principles through the medium of lectures, workshops and laboratory experimentation.  As your knowledge increases in subsequent years, you will have the necessary tools to explore, experiment and find interesting solutions to complex problems.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be generating highly complex design solutions.You’ll be familiar with a variety of methods to produce models and prototypes, such as 3D CAD using high-end industry specification software, and model making in our traditional workshops and digital and fabrication facilities. 

What you'll study and when

  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life
  • Engineering Materials
  • Applied Mathematics and Computing
  • Thermofluids
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Principles
  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life
  • Engineering Design and Analysis
  • Quality Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary studies and group project
  • Applied Electronics
  • Applied Project Design Engineering

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge.

The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life
  • Capstone Project
  • Advances Manufacturing Technology
  • Design of Mechatronics Systems
  • Advanced Product Design Engineering

How you'll be assessed

Your progress is continually assessed by means of various methods, for example, through personal and group tutorials and via presentations when work is appraised by a panel of teaching staff and by a peer group of students. Through these methods, as well as while carrying out activities in the workshop and laboratory, you will receive formative feedback on a regular basis. This advice is offered to assist the learning process and improve the quality of work before final hand-in. The modules are assessed differently, some through assignment and exam, others through assignment alone.
Design modules require a series of presentations for each project throughout the course. You will be asked to present your work to your colleagues and teachers highlighting details relating to your primary research, to concept developments, and to the fabrication of design(s), as well as a concluding pitch of your chosen final design. You will also develop a creative portfolio of work.

How you'll learn

You will be joining a creative hub of innovative engineers and designers based within the College of Arts, Technology and Innovation.  You’ll be able to observe other design projects, share ideas, and participate in interdisciplinary projects and competitions, such as IMechE Formula Student challenge to design and build a single-seat racing car.
The first year prepares students with a comprehensive understanding of engineering principals and this knowledge will be embedded in your approach to realising innovative designs which can be profitably manufactured and marketed.
With a personal tutor to oversee your progress, and module leaders for each part of the course, you’ll work independently, and occasionally in small groups, on design briefs and projects in our dedicated design studios. 
Our fabrication and design facilities include traditional workshops as well as computer-aided design (CAD) suites where you can use a range of two and three-dimensional programmes to produce test results and resolve your concept ideas through to final design.

Your future career

Throughout the course, you will develop a comprehensive knowledge and professional portfolio, which is your gateway to a rewarding career including,

  • Product design
  • Industrial design
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Digital fabrication
  • Product engineering
  • Engineering
  • Freelance designer

UEL has a dedicated team to forge close and strong links within industry and with businesses, and all the while supporting students with placements during study and advice with graduate employment.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Meet us in your country

Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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