What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Mathematics plus one from Physics (preferred)/Further Mathematics/Biology/Chemistry or Technology and Design
Mathematics plus one from Physics (preferred)/Chemistry/Technology and Design/Biology
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers56%
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£4,030
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
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
The main objective of the Product Design Engineering degree is to produce graduates with a broad and balanced set of skills and attributes required for the design and manufacture of innovative technical products. The course has many modules in common with the Mechanical Engineering degree, particularly in the first year. From Year 2 there is a focus on design process and methodology developing professional competence in the identification of need, conception, design, analysis, materials and manufacturing requirements. The integrated curriculum is structured to connect content from different modules through team-based and individual projects which act as a core activity each year.
At the start of stage 1, the projects concentrate on the dissection and analysis of existing products, so that students are able to explore the various issues and decisions involved in product design; supporting modules on materials, computing and 3-dimensional CAD provide the knowledge and skills needed for the initial project work; students without A-level mathematics are provided with the mathematical skills needed later in the course; projects involve the design of new and improved products; additional supporting modules are included that cover structured design methods, techniques for generating design concepts, aesthetics and relevant applied science; at stage 2 coverage of the subject is extended to the production and testing of prototypes, along with an understanding of the influence of manufacturing processes on decision-making in design; project work involves the use of technologies such as rapid prototyping and the projects are again supported by modules covering relevant knowledge and skills; modules on electrical and electronic systems are also included, in order to extend the range of design projects that students can undertake; the emphasis at stage 3 is on the organisational, marketing, business and entrepreneurial aspects of product design and development; this is reflected in the project work and also the supporting core and optional modules available at stage 3.
Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.
How you'll spend your time
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|Lectures / seminars||37%||36%||27%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
Design and Technology
What are graduates doing after six months?
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?