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Brunel University London

Industrial Design and Technology with Professional Practice

UCAS Code: HWR2

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including grade B in Design and Technology, Product Design, Art or Design subjects

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

in Art and Design

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including Higher Level 5 in Design and Technology, Product Design, Art or Art and Design

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

including H3 in in Design and Technology, Product Design, Art or Art and Design

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

in any subjects and A level grade A in Design and Technology, Product Design, Art or Design subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

in any subject with A levels grade AB in Design and Technology, Product Design, Art or Design subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*DD

in a Art and Design

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

including grade B in Design and Technology, Product Design, Art or Design subjects

UCAS Tariff

128-152

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

75%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Design

Production and manufacturing engineering

Realising fantastic design ideas in the real world is what Design at Brunel is all about. Design involves understanding humans and problems, innovation and communication. Its about understanding language, whether that language is mechanical engineering, graphic design or human behaviour.What you want to communicate, and who you want to communicate with, will determine the language you will use. As a contemporary design professional, youll take your place alongside all the other professionals involved in creating a product or service. Youll need to understand the skills and expertise each brings, drawing them together as you create your design solutions.The courses share some elements but differ in their focus. During your time with us, youll build up a comprehensive design portfolio showing the development of your thinking via research, analysis, concept generation, development, testing, evaluation and final design solutions. In Years 2 and 3 you are free to determine your own projects, using the knowledge you have acquired to develop your own design philosophies and distinctive style of presentation.On this course youll develop the skills required to understand total design, from the function of products through to their external values. Industrial Design and Technology shares elements of the Product Design BSc and Product Design Engineering BSc, but differs in its emphasis on mechanics and electronics during the first and second years. The course suits creative and practical thinkers who prefer to learn through building and evaluating projectbased challenges, with less theory and quantitative analysis. Teaching on the course is modular, covering subjects from the creative to the socioeconomic and the technical. Youll share courses with other Design students in the first year, giving you a sound grounding in technological and creative subjects before you move on to more specialised areas. Youll also undertake a major specialised project. This can be based on personal experience or the result of collaboration with a business or charity.To help you prepare for the world of work, well encourage you to take the sandwich course option, incorporating an industry placement year. A placement can be the start of a strong relationship between you and your host company. In Level 3, the Design and Innovation, Process and Management module helps you get ready for work by introducing you to management techniques, generic product analysis and business plan development. Our graduate designers are highly valued in the industry, working around the world for organisations where excellence in design is crucial to the brand, including Apple, Dyson Appliances and Virgin Atlantic.

Modules

Here's a taste of what you can look forward to in year 1 Graphic Communication, Creative Engineering Practice, Product Analysis, Design Process 1, Workshops with Materials. Taste of some the modules in year 2 Systems Design, Design Applications, Design Process 2, Design for Manufacture, Design Communication. In year 3 - optional work placement. Taste of some the modules in year 4 Major Project, Contextual Design, Innovation Management, Environmentally Sensitive Design, Human Factors, Lighting Design, Graphic Communication 3. Visit our website for full course & module details.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£18,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Design

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Design
71%
med
Production and manufacturing engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Engineering

Teaching and learning

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

44%
UK students
56%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Design occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to work in a growing, creative sector where we are a world leader? Welcome to design! The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year just over 14,000 design degrees were awarded. At the moment, the jobs market looks a little better for fashion and textile designers, and not as good for multimedia or interactive designers — but that may change by the time you graduate. In general, design graduates are more likely than most to start their career in London, although that also varies by subject — last year fashion designers often found jobs in the North West, graphic designers in the South West, illustrators in the South West, East Anglia and Midlands, textile designers in the Midlands and the North West, and visual designers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Midlands. Design is also a good degree for people who want to work for a small business - more than half of graduates start at a small employer.

Production and manufacturing engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Engineering professionals
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
4%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Production and manufacturing engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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