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Loughborough University

Industrial Design and Technology

UCAS Code: H776
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Design studies
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB from 3 A-Levels including grade B in A-Level Design and Technology or Art and Design

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Majority at grade B, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades AB including Design and Technology or Art and Design

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB including Design and Technology or Art and Design, plus Highers at majority B grades

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
34

34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including either HL Design and Technology or HL Art and Design

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

67%

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

£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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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

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.

Modules

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.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
40%
60%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

23%
77%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
10%
50%
40%

Year 1

82%
18%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

8%
53%
39%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 86%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
466 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are design occupations

41%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The UK has a proud reputation as a centre of design excellence, and last year, design was behind only nursing in the number of graduates from UK universities with nearly 13,700. Not all areas of design have been affected equally by the recession, so bear this in mind when you look at the stats. At the moment, things are looking a little better for fashion and textile designers and not as good for interior or multimedia 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. This also varies by subject – fashion designers often find jobs in the North West. Some employers in the field, particularly in London, are a little prone to asking graduates to work for free, so while it’s not the norm – one in nine design graduates from 2012 starting design jobs in London were working unpaid – it does go on.
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