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Imperial College London

Design Engineering

UCAS Code: 28G3

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Must include: A in Mathematics Both scientific and non-scientific A-levels are welcomed. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Must include: D3 Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

39

Must include: 6 in Mathematics at higher level

UCAS Tariff

152

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30%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Engineering design

**This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and is seeking accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which can only be completed when the first intake admitted in 2015 reach their fourth of study in 2018/19. As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) on completion of this course.**

Design engineers are problem solvers who bridge the gap between traditional engineering and design. It's a discipline which draws on knowledge of manufacturing techniques, product development, technical design and rapid prototyping to bring new innovations to market. It also focuses on improving existing products and the processes used for making them.

This course aims to develop a range of fundamental design and engineering skills, with a particular emphasis on creativity, computer-aided engineering tools, optimisation, human factors, design process, and the enterprise skills and industrial experience necessary to launch brand new products to market.

During the first two years you will study a series of compulsory modules focusing on foundational engineering, computing, mathematics and human factors to give you a solid scientific and design basis to build on. These cover subjects such as mechanics, electronics for product and system design, and mechatronics and robotics.

The third and fourth years include a greater emphasis on advanced modules in design and engineering, as well as enterprise and entrepreneurship skills. You will have a choice of optional modules in areas such as design rationale, human factors and advanced engineering tools, allowing you to specialise in the areas you are most interested in. A six-month paid placement in industry from April in your third year will enable you to gain valuable practical experience. In your fourth year you will undertake Master’s level modules, and complete an extensive individual project.

This course contains a substantial number of project and coursework modules of increasing scale throughout the programme. You will incrementally combine your engineering and design skills with business knowledge in successive projects, working both in groups and independently. This will culminate in an Enterprise Roll Out module in your final year, in which you will expose one of the products you have made to market reaction. You will benefit from access to extensive hackspaces and workshops throughout the degree to support the development of your ideas.

All students will undertake a six-month industrial placement from April until September between their third and fourth year of study. The placement will be on-site with an industrial partner and supervised jointly by the partner and Imperial. In the past, students have worked at a diverse range of companies including Dyson, Brompton Bicycles, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, ABB Robotics, Microsoft Lift, Fitch, Monokoto, Random International, Better Future Factory and Cambridge Consultants.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£30,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£30,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Imperial College London

Department:

Design Engineering

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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.

87%
high
Engineering design

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.

Engineering (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

80%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

34%
UK students
66%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A*

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.

Engineering (non-specific)

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.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
29%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Engineering professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Very few students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats above. Most graduates get jobs in engineering or management, but if you would like to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen course, it might be a good idea to go on an open day and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Engineering 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.

£30k

£30k

£35k

£35k

£41k

£41k

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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