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University of Leeds

Product Design

UCAS Code: H790

Master of Design - MDes

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA, preferably including an Art and Design-related A-level such as Design, Design Technology or Art and Design, and usually including a minimum grade B Mathematics and Science at GCSE. Excludes A-Level General Studies or Critical Thinking. Extended Project Qualification - Whilst we recognise the value, effort and enthusiasm applicants make in the Extended Project, we do not currently include this as part of our offer making. We do however encourage you to provide further information on your project in your personal statement and if invited, at interview.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, 30 credits with Distinction and the remaining 15 credits with Merit or above, preferably including an Art and Design-related subject.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3, D3, D3 preferably including an Art and Design-related subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or above (or an appropriate English language qualification), plus grade B in Mathematics and Science or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level preferably including an Art and Design-related subject.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 preferably including an Art and Design-related subject.

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

D*DD

D*DD preferably including an Art and Design-related subject.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

AABBB overall and AA at advanced level including Design, Design Technology or Art and Design.

UCAS Tariff

144-147

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

62%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2019

5 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Production and manufacturing engineering

Product Design touches every aspect of modern life, and there is growing demand from industry for students who are both creative and technically literate. This multidisciplinary course bridges the gap between arts and engineering-led courses. It offers an even balance of art and technology, allowing you to explore the links between the two. Youll gain the broad base of skills to work with designers from both arts and engineering backgrounds to see a product development process through from initial concept to detail and production development.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Mechanical 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.

74%
low
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

88%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
80%
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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Design occupations
21%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Engineering professionals
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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