Liverpool John Moores University
Product Design Engineering BSc (Hons)
Liverpool John Moores University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Product Design Engineering BSc (Hons) at Liverpool John Moores University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
75 /100
15 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in engineering (non-specific)

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21000 £25500 £29500
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £24000 £20000 - £30500 £25000 - £35000


Salary of all UK Graduates of engineering (non-specific)

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £31637 £35380 £40536
25-75 percentile range £26801 - £37618 £27710 - £44237 £31831 - £51154

Course Description

Innovation and creativity in almost all stages of design and production are critical to the success of many products and multimedia technology plays an increasingly important role in enabling companies to compete globally.

The Product Design Engineering degree gives you the opportunity to test your creativity and develop technical skills in using the latest CAD technology so that you will be able to take ideas from product conception, design and analysis, right through to production.

This is a hands-on course in which you will have access to CAD suites loaded with the latest 3D visualisation software, a purpose-built creative design studio, an advanced manufacturing laboratory and modern engineering laboratories.

The course has been developed in partnership with industry experts so that it is relevant to the needs of employers and you will be encouraged to take the year-long work placement option to get a taste of what it’s really like to work in the design industry.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Product Design Engineering, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Product Design Engineering BSc (Hons) at Liverpool John Moores University

25% Engineering professionals
15% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
15% Design occupations
10% Process, plant and machine operatives
10% Elementary occupations
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

All modules are assessed by coursework and exams. For many of the design and enterprise modules, you may be expected to work in teams and produce exemplar work for your design portfolio. Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

We are looking for students who are keen to learn new skills and develop those they already possess. We want students with the ability to: be creative with ideas and concepts, moderate their creativity with logic, be enthusiastic and thirsty for knowledge, communicate effectively and confidently and understand and adapt to a wide range of issues connected with the subject. It is also important that students are able to manage time and tasks effectively as an individual and as part of a team, use appropriate sources to find and organise information and select and critically evaluate information in order to analyse problems. If you would like to develop these skills further, have a strong interest in this subject area and want to work effectively within it, then this is the course for you! International applications will be considered in line with UK qualifications. ​Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Subject specific requirements: Minimum of 64 UCAS points at A2-level from DT, Maths, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or Electronics Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: BBC Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Access programme must have been taken be in a relevant subject area, minimum of 24 Distinctions and 12 Merits required

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 112 points from the Diploma including 64 UCAS points at Higher Level from subjects relevant to the degree (e.g. maths, physics, chemistry etc), please contact the Faculty if you are unsure about your Higher Level subjects.

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM from a relevant subject area if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Product Design Engineering, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Product Design Engineering BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £16100 year 1

Additional fee information

Full-time industrial placement year fee for home students: £1850 per annum. Full-time industrial placement year fee for international students: £3650 per annum.

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval. The above fees are for 2021/22. Fees for 2022/23 are to be provided.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 4

University Rankings

Positions of Liverpool John Moores University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Liverpool John Moores University in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #16 
    • #20 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 25 university rankings of Liverpool John Moores University

About Liverpool John Moores University

Established in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) offers students a wide range of resources, such as international student and career support, and state-of-the-art facilities. Some examples of their exceptional facilities include Festo Automation Training Rigs, Tektronix Oscilloscopes, and sophisticated Engineering labs and Maritime simulators. The campus is located just a short 10-minute walk from Liverpool’s City Centre, giving learners the chance to experience the city in their free time.

Student composition of Liverpool John Moores University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
undergraduates:
20040
postgraduates:
3225
Total:
23265
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