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Loughborough University

Product Design Engineering

UCAS Code: HHC7

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA including Maths and either Physics, Design and Technology or Engineering. If you are studying a Science A level and it includes a separate practical assessment, then you must also achieve a Pass in this assessment.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

37

37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Maths and either Physics or Design Technology at HL

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*

D*D*D* in a relevant subject, with Distinctions in; Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, and Further Engineering Mathematics, plus A Level Maths at grade A. Preferred subjects: Engineering, Manufacturing or Mechanical.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in Maths and Physics or Design & Manufacture, plus Highers at AAB in three other subjects

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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

67%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Production and manufacturing engineering

Product Design Engineering blends design principles, ergonomics, engineering science and technology to create new products. This is integrated with manufacturing processes, technology and knowledge to turn the designs into reality.

Product Design Engineering is the process of developing functional products for customers that can be then sold by businesses in competitive markets. Product Design Engineering is fundamental to global market success and requires not only aesthetics and customer appeal, but also fitness for purpose and correct functionality, together with superior quality at a competitive price.

It is only when design is combined with a knowledge of the opportunities presented by new design tools, new materials and manufacturing processes, that innovative ideas may be exploited to their full potential. This linking of product design with manufacturing technologies is demanded by a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors, and is critical to allowing quality products to be designed and produced in the right quantities, to an appropriate level of quality, and at the right price.

Our IED, IET and IMechE accredited, MEng (Hons) Product Design Engineering degree brings together detailed and versatile product design skills with an in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes and technologies. By combining a thorough design education with a sound engineering base, our graduates are ideally placed to conceive and develop innovative designs and turn them into profitable products.

Modules

Year 1:
The first academic year of the MEng course gets you up to speed with the core subjects around Product Design Engineering. All the modules during this year are compulsory, to ensure a solid foundation in your knowledge is established ahead of progressing into the second academic year.

Year 2:
The second academic year of the MEng course builds on the Product Design Engineering core knowledge developed during Year 1.

Year 3:
The third academic year of the MEng course is structured around a Project, together with a Product Design Engineering core. Further modules are chosen from the selection of additional optional subjects.

Year 4:
The final academic year of the MEng course is structured around Project Engineering, together with a Product Design Engineering core. Further modules are chosen from the selection of additional optional subjects, with the opportunity to include modules from other courses within the university during the final academic year.

A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.

Assessment methods

Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career.

In their final year, MEng students prepare an individual and a group project. The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£22,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with sandwich year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as CRAC and Engineering Opportunities.

Students studying many of our Engineering degree courses, and intending to take up a career in the Armed Forces or Civil Service, may be eligible for financial support under the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme.

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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.

81%
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.

Production and manufacturing engineering

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
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

96%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
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.

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.

£26,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
21%
Design occupations
6%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
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.

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