Science & Technology Course

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Product Design Engineering

Course Type: Bachelor Degree | Study Mode: Full-Time
Keywords: Full-time | Part-time | Undergraduate | Engineering | Product | Design |
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Product Design Engineering aims to satisfy the demand for creative designers with the necessary knowledge, skill and confidence to design and develop engineering and consumer products from the initial concept (through the stages) of realization, analysis and prototyping to volume production. During this course, students will develop a balance of creative and management skills together with the necessary base knowledge of applied production, engineering and materials technology.

The primary focus of this program is to provide a broad, general education in the theory and practice of product design engineering. The program aims to provide students with a wide range of learning opportunities in an exciting, challenging, stimulating and dynamic quality learning environment.

The programme, as offered the same at the home campus of Northumbria University aims to:

  • Produce graduates with the necessary skills and attributes to take up careers in manufacturing industry as product designers
  • Produce creative and innovative designers with the skills of an industrial product designer and general knowledge of an engineer as applied to design
  • Equip students with a holistic approach to product design
  • Offer a challenging programme that is current and relevant which is influenced by professional experience, consultancy and research
  • Provide wide opportunities for personal and professional development 

Students completeing this programme will have command of a body of core knowledge relating to product design engineering, including an understanding of aspects of the forefront of their discipline.

Assessment Methods

The Modules will be assessed either by coursework, examinations or a combination of both appropriate to module objectives.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be employed as specialists who will link product design in major product manufacturing companies, specialist small manufacturing enterprises and design consultancies. They are expected to rise to positions as senior designers, making use of their knowledge and skills at the highest levels of management.
Recent graduates are working in organisations including Nissan Esterline, AESSEAL plc, Thorn Lighting and Sealed Air Ltd.


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