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

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

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.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 14 graduates of Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons) at University of East London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Product Design.

Overall student satisfaction
77 /100
14 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons) at University of East London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons) 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 £27500 £29000 £34500
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £34000 £18500 - £36000 £23000 - £46000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Product Design

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £31712 £35118 £39811
25-75 percentile range £26657 - £38530 £27413 - £43748 £31594 - £50120

What You Will Learn

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

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

35% Engineering professionals
15% Process, plant and machine operatives
10% Sales occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Administrative occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Research and Development (RandD) and Other Research Professi
5% Architects, Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

including passes in Maths and Physics A2

including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level and must include Maths and Physics at Higher Level.

in a relevant subject including Maths and Further Maths units with minimum grades D

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 email [email protected]

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
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Product Design Engineering, BEng (Hons).


Tuition Fees Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons)

EU £13500 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £13500 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, 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)

University Rankings

Positions of University of East London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of East London in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #66 
    • #81 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]


    • #58 
    • #68 
    Design & Crafts
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

See all university rankings of University of East London

What students say about studying Product Design in the UK?

  • Product Designer Career Path | What You Should Know First!
  • My Journey to become a PRODUCT DESIGNER | From an engineer to product designer
  • What I wish I knew before starting my UX Designer Career (Product Design in 2019) | UX Designer Tips
  • 10 Qualities of a good product designer

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.

  • International Student Experience at UEL
  • Jessica - #ChooseUEL
  • What's it like being an International Student at University of East London?
  • #ChooseUEL - Suleman
  • Amelia - #ChooseUEL

Where is this programme taught

Docklands Campus
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