What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
ABB from 3 A-Levels including grade B in A-Level Design and Technology or Art and Design
Majority at grade B, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades AB including Design and Technology or Art and Design
AB including Design and Technology or Art and Design, plus Highers at majority B grades
34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including either HL Design and Technology or HL Art and Design
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.
% applicants receiving offers67%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers. As well as our excellent teaching, this course offers you a number of opportunities to enhance your skills and experience including; study abroad options, entrepreneurial support, live industry project briefs, industry speakers and lecturers, competitions, degree show, fieldtrips and visits, professional recognition and design week. If you decide to study our year-long placement (sandwich) you will complete this during your third year. The paid placement is an excellent way to gain work experience as well as to utilise the skills and knowledge from your first two years in a real work environment. The School supports you in finding your placement, with regular placement adverts being sent to students from companies all over the world. You are of course also able to arrange your own. As well as supporting you in finding your placement, you are also supported throughout the year with visits from your placement tutor. This tutor is an experienced member of staff from the School who will ensure that you are happy, supported within the job and getting what you want to get out of the experience. The course has strong links with industry and commerce. Examples of live design projects with companies include, Cadburys, Reckitt Benckiser and Dyson.
Year 1: Design practice; design contexts; graphic modelling; materials science and processes; foundation technology; ergonomics and design. Year 2: Design practice; design studies; computing for designers; materials solution for designers; presentation techniques; plus 2 options from: mechanics for designers; electronics for designers; product analysis (systems and environments); technology for design. Year 3: Industrial placement. Year 4: Design practice; design projects; dissertation; management and marketing; plus 2 options from: mechanics for designers; electronics for designers; product analysis (artefacts); production analysis (systems and environments); technology for design; design for ageing and disability.
The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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