M.Sc. Product Design Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13100 Year (International)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Masters in Product Design Engineering, taught in collaboration with the School of Design, Glasgow School of Art will develop your ability to design products with significant engineering content, address user needs and optimising solutions for specific markets.

Description of Product Design Engineering

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Key facts

·MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time

·Contact: Mr Craig Whittet email: c.whittet@gsa.ac.uk

Why Glasgow

·This exciting programme will enable you to benefit from the combined resources and complementary expertise of staff of two top ranking Scottish institutions, University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art.

·Studio-based, student-centered learning based around design project activities. Students have access to state-of-the-art product design engineering prototyping and manufacturing processes in the PDE workshops at GSA and University of Glasgow.

·There are increasing pressures, from both existing and emerging world marketplaces, for products which not only respond to the needs of function, user and society, but which can be brought to market ever more rapidly through state-of-the-art development and manufacturing processes. Industries which develop, manufacture and market today's products need high-caliber graduates equipped to handle these processes with management skill and creative drive, and this programme develops graduates with these skills.

·The studio programme explores cultural, management, perceptual, process and psychological issues, offering a curriculum relevant to the needs of industry and an understanding of the role of the design engineer in society.

·The University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering has been delivering engineering education and research for more than 150 years and is the oldest School of Engineering in the UK.

Programme Structure

You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and take part in lab, project, team and studio work, industrial visits, and workshops.

Core courses

·Advanced manufacture

·Core research skills for postgraduates

·Human factors

·Integrated engineering design

·Micro-electronics in consumer products

·Product design engineering introduction project

·MSc final project.

Optional courses

·Instrumentation and data systems

·Software engineering

·The Glasgow School of Art elective (you will choose from a list of options).

Background and Aims

The MSc in Product Design Engineering aims to:

·Offer each individual student the opportunity to critically develop his or her own work in the context of a rigorous but supportive intellectual climate;

·Acquire key skills in the areas of user-centred design, product design, mechanical engineering, and electronic and electrical engineering;

·Encourage students to identify and explore key contextual issues relevant to their practice;

·Develop students' awareness and knowledge base in design philosophy, theory, practice and research in the context of innovative forms of design;

·Enable students to achieve the highest possible standards in their work, so that graduates have the confidence, maturity and intellectual and interpersonal skills necessary to function successfully in the design engineering field;

·Equip students with the highly developed intellectual, practical and interpersonal skills deemed necessary for their career.

Graduates destinations should expect to follow a similar pattern to our integrated masters programe which include Apple Computers (USA), BAESystems, Cambridge Consultants, Dyson, Hoover-Candy, JCB, Nokia, Philips, Polaroid, Schlumberger and Terex. Graduates could also establish their own companies.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 13100 Year (International)
  • GBP 5760 Year (EEA)

http://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/fees/

Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and take part in lab, project, team and studio work, industrial visits, and workshops.

Core courses

·Advanced manufacture

·Core research skills for postgraduates

·Human factors

·Integrated engineering design

·Micro-electronics in consumer products

·Product design engineering introduction project

·MSc final project.

Optional courses

·Instrumentation and data systems

·Software engineering

·The Glasgow School of Art elective (you will choose from a list of options).

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Product Design Engineering

Entry requirements are normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject area (product design engineering, mechanical engineering, electronic and electrical engineering being of particular relevance) or equivalent professional practice. Depending on your previous experience and qualifications you may be asked to complete a design engineering assignment as part of your application.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation courses.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

  • ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): Bminimum
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): Cminimum
  • PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59

Pre-sessional courses
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

  • Language Centre, University of Glasgow
  • BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Work Experience for Product Design Engineering

No work experience is required.

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