Product Design Engineering, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    15840 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    6480 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #80 (WUR) ,
The Masters in Product Design Engineering, offered by University of Glasgow, will develop your ability to design products with significant engineering content, address user needs, and optimise solutions for specific markets.

About

Why this programme?

  • The exciting Product Design Engineering programme, offered by University of Glasgow, 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.
  • 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.
Career prospects

Career opportunities include product research and development, system design, product manufacture and engineering design. The programme aims to provide opportunities to work on live projects with industry: this can lead to employment opportunities. Examples of companies that employ our Product Design Engineering graduates are Apple, DELL, Dyson, Jaguar-Land Rover, TomTom and Smart.

Programme Structure

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 project.
Optional courses
  • Instrumentation and data systems
  • Software engineering
  • The Glasgow School of Art elective (you will choose from a list of options).

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Although there are no application deadlines early application is encouraged in order to ensure a place on the programme. Applications are reviewed on a cyclical basis from November - August. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class
Recommended score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Lower Second Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15840 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6480 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


Funding

  • Chongqing University
  • UoG SIT Alumni Scholarship
  • Thomas Blake Glover Scholarship 2017 to Japan
  • College of Science and Engineering Deans' Award
  • College of Science and Engineering Graduate School
  • University of Glasgow/Glasgow International College Achievement Award
  • University International Leadership Scholarship
  • Alumni Discount

              StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.