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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Production & manufacturing engineering
Student score
71% LOW
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including grade B in an art or design subject and grade B in Maths or Physics

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

including grade B in an art or design subject and grade B in Maths or Physics

BTEC Diploma

in Art and Design or engineering subjects. Applicants taking a BTEC in Art and Design should also have a grade A at A level in Physics or Maths. Applicants taking a BTEC in engineering subjects should have a grade A at A level in an art or design subject.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in a related subject, including Distinctions in Further Engineering Mathematics or Dynamic Mechanical Principles

International Baccalaureate

including Higher Level 5 in an art or design subject and Higher Level 5 in Maths or Physics

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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. It’s 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, you’ll take your place alongside all the other professionals involved in creating a product or service. You’ll 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, you’ll 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. Our Design degrees are among the most respected in Europe and our students and graduates win national and international design awards. Whichever degree you choose, you’ll share courses with other Design students in the first year. This will give you a sound grounding in technological and creative subjects before you move on to more specialised areas. Our Product Design and Product Design Engineering degrees also share all modules in Year 2 and you’ll cover subjects from the creative to the socioeconomic and the technical. You can then focus on technical innovation, or a mix of functional, creative and humanistic design. You’ll also undertake a major specialised project. This can be based on personal experience or the result of collaboration with a business or charity. This course suits pragmatic problem solvers who combine numeracy with creative motivation and who also have an understanding of function and commercially viable manufacture. The programme will build your competencies with technical and ergonomic design challenges. Final year projects range from the development of consumer products to medical applications and services that are optimised for inclusive design. The Human Factors module in Level 3 introduces the human-centred product design process, enabling you to identify alternative design solutions. 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.


Product Design Engineering shares all first and second year modules with Product Design – a balanced blend of creative and technical subjects where mechanics and electronics are taught at a theoretical level. Here’s a taste of what you can look forward to: year 1 Mechanics for Design, Design Process 1, Electronics & Mathematics, Graphic Communication 1. Year 2, Electronics, Programming & Interfacing, Design Process 2, Dynamics, Mechanisms & Stress Analysis, Design for Manufacture & Communication, Design Communication. Year 3 Major Project, Innovation Management, Human Factors, Contextual Design, Environmentally Sensitive Design, Embedded Systems for Design, Lighting Design, Graphic Communication. Please visit our website for full course details.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 74%
Student score 71% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
68% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
26% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
34% of students are part-time

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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