University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Product Design Engineering

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 optimise solutions for specific markets. **Contact: Craig Whittet c.whittet@gsa.ac.uk September start MSc: 12 months full-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** 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 MSc Product Design Engineering is accredited in the "Further Learning" category accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). This means that a student with an accredited BEng undergraduate degree can take the accredited "Further Learning" MSc to top-up their academic qualifications in order to meet the full academic requirements for conferral of the title of Chartered Engineer. This is an alternative route to the 5-year undergraduate MEng route. The University of Glasgow has been delivering world-class engineering education and research since 1840. **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 project. **Optional courses** - Instrumentation and data systems - Software engineering - The Glasgow School of Art elective (you will choose from a list of options). **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **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.

Entry requirements

MSc: 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. English language requirements 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: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ?ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: ?Reading: 20 ?Listening: 19 ?Speaking: 19 ?Writing: 23 ?CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 ?Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: ?School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study ?BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

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 project. Optional courses ?Instrumentation and data systems ?Software engineering ?The Glasgow School of Art elective (you will choose from a list of options). Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,020 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,640 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,020 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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