University of East London
Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons)
University of East London

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Engineering 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 £27000 £27500 £32000
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £30000 £16500 - £35000 £21500 - £44500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £33003 £35380 £40536
25-75 percentile range £27415 - £38863 £27710 - £44237 £31831 - £51154

Course Description

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.

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 BEng (Hons) at University of East London

30% Sales occupations
10% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Elementary occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
0% Information Technology Professionals

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. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for engineering (non-specific)

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

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


Tuition Fees Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £13920 year 1
International £13920 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

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, 2025

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)

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About University of East London

The University of East London, often abbreviated to UEL, states their goal being to become the leading careers-focused university in the United Kingdom. UEL operates from three different campuses; Stratford Campus, Docklands Campus, and University Square Stratford. The Docklands Campus is the largest of the three campuses, and is just a 15-20 minute walk away from Central London, and 10-15 minutes away from Canary Wharf by train.

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Docklands Campus
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