Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons)
Key Course Facts
Overview Product Design Engineers are the technical engine of innovation for consumer products. They have the technical ability to develop their creative vision into fully working, fully detailed products. Our degree gives students the theoretical and practical education and project experience, in state-of-the-art facilities, to become employment ready, accomplished product design engineers, with a professional portfolio of work.
Why study BEng/MEng Product Design Engineering at Middlesex University? This degree produces creative, professional and highly skilled Product Design Engineers capable of playing an active role in formulating and meeting the challenges and opportunities arising in contemporary commercial practice. You will have an expert understanding of industry and have the skills to combine aesthetic functionality with innovative technology.
We provide a collaborative learning environment where you'll build the skills, knowledge, experience and confidence to design and develop compelling products and systems for the 21st century. Our project-focused curriculum allows you to bring your designs to fruition and make tangible products to showcase your work. You will specialise in applying mechanical design engineering and physical computing in domestic products and become experienced using the latest industry software and hardware equipped in our labs and workshops. You will graduate well-prepared to enter the professional world of contemporary design practice through exposure to a productive, multidisciplinary working environment with state-of-the-art industry standard facilities and placements with prestigious design-led companies.
To support your career success you will build a professional portfolio of work throughout your degree and receive regular guest lectures and project feedback from industry professionals, with the option of spending a year on industry placement.
You will have a common Year 1 with BA Product Design and BEng/MEng Product Design Engineering together, developing the fundamentals of contemporary design and design engineering practice. At the end of the year, you can confirm your choice, or change your initial pathway to take either the creative (BA) or technological (BEng/MEng) route. The BA focuses on people and how they interact with products, while the BEng/MEng is targeted towards technology and how a product functions.
You are encouraged to enter prestigious product design engineering competitions to enhance your experience and career prospects, as part of the curriculum You will extend your industry knowledge through our series of weekly guest lectures delivered by some of the UKs leading design experts and companies A year-long work placement is available as part of the course and our London campus gives you access to prestigious placements within the creative industries If you apply for our four-year MEng course you will gain a masters qualification as soon as you successfully complete your undergraduate degree Our degree is seeking accreditation by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and also has the Creative Skillset Tick: a kitemark of quality for training that prepares you for a successful career in the creative industries You will showcase your work in our final year degree show, giving you an opportunity to share your products with industry employers As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module. Department Design Engineering and Mathematics What our alumni say One of the best things about the course is that we work on a lot of live briefs for real clients. These projects really help build up our portfolios, and at the end of the day this is one of the most valuable things we will have when we graduate.
Jonathan Joanes, Product Design BSc graduate
Below you can see course specific reviews for 5 graduates of Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons) at Middlesex University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Product Design.
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Salary of all UK Graduates of Product Design
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£19730 - £26133||£15561 - £25802||£18260 - £30884|
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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.
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Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course
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A Level = C/32 UCAS points or above in a numerate subject
BTEC = must be in a numerate or science subject
Our entry requirements provide a guide to the qualifications that you’ll need to study our courses. We have a personalised admissions approach and we make fair but aspirational offers. We want you to aim high and achieve great results. We understand that things have been very different at school and college since the pandemic started however and that you might be worried about what changes to exams in 2021 will mean for you. We’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible and take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning. So if you don’t quite get the grades you hoped, we’ll look at more than your qualifications like your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we're proud of how we recognise potential in future students like you and how we can support you to succeed in the future.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading|
|PTE Academic||51||With at least 51 in all components|
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Tuition Fees Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
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)
Positions of Middlesex University in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of Middlesex University in related subject specific rankings.
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About Middlesex University
Established in 1973, Middlesex University is located on the outskirts of London, roughly 40 minutes away by Underground. The university is well-known for attracting large numbers of international students every year, allowing for a diverse experience for everyone involved. In terms of on-campus activities, Middlesex U applicants can look forward to an award-winning Student Union that goes the extra mile when it comes to organising events around campus and bringing people together.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Product Design and Manufacture BEng (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||55%||0%||0%||£9250||£26500||169||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design Engineering with an International Foundation Year BEng (Hons)||Loughborough University of Technology||85%||2%||3%||£9250||£20750||153||Loughborough||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design BA (Hons)||Leeds Beckett University||100%||3%||0%||£9250||£10500||102||Leeds||On campus Full-time|
|Industrial Design and Technology BA (Hons)||Brunel University||69%||3%||34%||£9250||£19855||121||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design with Professional Experience BSc (Hons)||University of Brighton||59%||0%||10%||£9250||£13842||119||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design and Manufacture including an Industrial Year MEng (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||65%||0%||0%||£9250||£26500||160||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design (MSc) MSc||University of Dundee||65%||0%||0%||£7650||£18150||160||Dundee||On campus Full-time|
|Industrial Design: Product & Transport BA (Hons)||Staffordshire University||81%||0%||5%||£9250||£14000||128||Stoke-on-Trent||On campus Full-time|
|Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons)||Queen's University of Belfast||75%||1%||15%||£9250||£21400||147||Belfast||On campus Full-time|
|Advanced Product Design Engineering and Manufacturing MSc||Kingston University||75%||1%||15%||£5291||£8470||147||Kingston upon Thames||On campus Part-time|