University of Glasgow
Product Design Engineering BEng (Hons)
University of Glasgow

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Mechanical Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Mechanical 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 £29500 £34500
25-75 percentile range £26000 - £31500 £23000 - £36000 £27500 - £41000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Mechanical Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23647 £23083 £27205
25-75 percentile range £20848 - £27399 £17787 - £28284 £20831 - £34082

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

Year 4

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 Glasgow

55% Engineering professionals
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Sales occupations
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
0% Conservation and environment professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Additional requirements: A-level Mathematics and Physics. (Design & Technology may be accepted in place of Physics, 3D or Product Design options only)

AABB at S5 will be considered. Typically S6 entrants will have AAAAA at Higher. (B at Advanced Higher is equivalent to A at Higher). Additional requirements: Higher Mathematics and Physics or Engineering Science.

BEng: 36 (6,6,5 HL) – 32 (6,5,5 HL) Additional requirements: HL Mathematics (Analysis & Approaches) and Physics. (SL6 can be accepted for either Mathematics or Physics).

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 £27750
Northern Ireland £27750
Wales £27750
Channel Islands £27750
EU £95800
Scotland £7280
International £95800

Additional fee information

◾The University of Glasgow offer students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales one free year of tuition fees, meaning that these students only pay for 3 years of this 4 year degree programme ◾Support for students from England Northern Ireland and Wales - We offer a range of bursaries, scholarships to well qualified students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, please visit for more details ◾The Students Award Agency for Scotland SAAS pays tuition fees to the University for eligible Scottish domiciled and EU students except those in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Check your eligibility for SAAS funding at You must apply for payment of your fees to SAAS before the start of each year of your programme of study.If you do not apply for SAAS funding or SAAS determine that you are ineligible then you will become personally liable for your fees.◾Additional International fees -The following additional fees are applicable: Examinations-only students pay the registration fee of £110 The General Council fee is £50. For more information relating to International Fees please visit: ◾The University of Glasgow offers a range of scholarships to support our students, please visit for more details.

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)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Glasgow in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Glasgow in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #1 
    • #3 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #101 
    Art & Design
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]

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About University of Glasgow

The ancient University of Glasgow owns and manages three distinct campus locations: Gilmorehill, Garscube, and Dumfries campus. The primary building for the majority of students is Gilmorehill, where learners have the opportunity to earn a degree from the university’s diverse Liberal Arts subjects, as well as participate in well funded research projects. The city of Glasgow has a well deserved reputation for having some of the friendliest locals in the UK, as well as being one of the cultural centres of Scotland.

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