What will I learn?

Overview

Our Integrated Product Design MSc degree focuses on the design of innovative products, emphasising the balance between the interest of users, industry, society and the environment. It covers the whole design process, integrating all aspects relevant to product development - technology, management, aesthetics, sustainability, ergonomics, marketing, business and design methods - to produce highly qualified and sought after designers able to cope with the challenges the global economy presents.

You’ll have access to modern facilities that include a dedicated master’s design studio and extensive prototyping workshops. The practical knowledge you gain is transferable to industry and provides you with a comprehensive skillset for global product and services design research and development.

Our integrated product design course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and is studied full-time over one year.

We encourage you to make use of our good links with industrial colleagues and undertake an optional industrial placement as part of your dissertation project over the summer. A placement gives you the opportunity to put what you’ve learnt into practice, and to apply it to a real working environment.

Made in Brunel is a unique, student-led initiative that showcases our design talent at its finest. Each year our students run a series of industry and community events leading up to the Made in Brunel exhibition. This annual showcase is a highlight of the London design calendar and promotes the incredible work our students produce to the creative community, and is your chance to network with key design professionals.

If you are interested in turning a product or technology idea into a business after your postgraduate studies, we are in partnership with the Central Research Laboratory (CRL), a design incubator for start-ups. You’ll have access to meeting rooms and work space as well as prototyping facilities. A team of in-house professionals will guide and support you at each stage and a number of our previous entrepreneurial students have successfully commercialised their products.

Course content

You’ll take the taught modules in the first two terms and then move on to your dissertation. The dissertation may include a substantial practical design element, but in all cases will be assessed through a final 20,000 word submission.

Careers and your future

Our graduates are employed in companies ranging from design consultancies, research and development departments to research institutions and government bodies. Roles include design team leader, design project manager or design researcher.

Which department am I in?

Design

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,280.00 (US$ 23,788) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 September 2020

Venue

Brunel University London

Kingston Lane,

Uxbridge,

Hillingdon,

UB8 3PH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Bachelors Degree. Grades may vary depending upon the course you chosen. In general, our courses ask for an English level of between IELTS 6.0 and 7.0 or equivalent. Some courses will have higher requirements (and will require you to also reach minimum sub-scores).

For international students

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Design, Engineering, or a related subject. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. English language requirements - IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT: 65% (min 60% in all areas). TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all).

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About this uni

Brunel University is home to over 2,500 international students and has been named as a world top 25 university for international students (THE 2017).

  • Among the UK’s top 25 for graduate starting salaries
  • Single campus with a vibrant international community
  • Ranked among the UK's top 50 universities (CUG 2018)
  • Received a silver award for teaching quality (TEF 2017)