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MSc/PgDip/PgCertDesign Engineering

Why this course?

This course includes two streams, MSc/PgDip/PgCert Design Engineering with Sustainability and MSc/PgDip/PgCert Design Engineering with Advanced Product Development.

It aims to address the issues associated with a rapidly changing market and the demands for better, cheaper and personalised products developed within the shortest possible time. It will provide a thorough training in design theories and process models, design methods, design techniques, computer supported product modelling, analysis, evaluation and digital and physical rapid prototyping of a design solution.

The course enhances the professional and creative abilities of graduates from a variety of technical disciplines, from mechanical, civil and industrial engineering to science, architecture, computing and electronics.

The Sustainability stream provides an opportunity to specialise in issues such as remanufacturing, product life cycles, and environmental impact to ensure that product development is responsibly conducted and managed from cradle-to-cradle.

The Advanced Product Development stream is designed for graduates in product design engineering (or equivalent) who wish to enhance their technical knowledge and practical design skills through the application of state-of-the-art manufacture to practical design settings.

Accreditation

Accreditation is being sought for this programme from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Accreditation is being sought for this programme from the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Course content

Compulsory classes

For students studying Design Engineering with Sustainability, additional specialisation in Sustainability, Sustainability Product Design and Manufacturing, Remanufacturing.

For students studying Design Engineering with Advanced Product Development, additional specialisation in Advanced Materials & Production Technology, Product Design Techniques, Engineering Risk Management.

Global Design
This class aims to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become competent members of global/distributed design teams.
Design Methods
This class aims to enable you to select and apply appropriate design methods as a part of the design process.
Product Modelling & Visualisation
This class aims to enable you to understand the concepts of multi-perspective product modelling and techniques used to visualise better products before they are fully designed and manufactured.
Design Management
To provide a structured introduction to the Design Management process, issues and tools.
Group Project
This class aims to enable you to understand the concepts of multi-perspective product modelling and techniques used to visualise better products before they are fully designed and manufactured.
Masters Project
The aim of the individual project is to develop your project development skills and to combine many of the aspects learned during other classes within a specific topic and a coherent body of work. This will be achieved through carrying out work into a particular topic relating to their theme and preparing a dissertation.

Optional classes

People, Organisation & Technology
This class aims to introduce you to the “softer” aspects of change management. In other classes you will have learned how to identify areas for improvement in organisations, tools and techniques to model organisations and to implement change. This class complements these things and looks at the human implications of change.
Strategic Supply Chain Management
This class aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the fundamental building blocks of supply chain management and e-supply chains from a strategic perspective. This is with a view to developing your capabilities in modelling, analysing, diagnosing and re-designing/improving supply chains.
Strategic Technology Management
This class aims to provide you with a high-level understanding and knowledge of the role of technology in business strategy for maintaining market competitiveness.
Supply Chain Operations
The class aims to provides you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of those key concepts, methods, tools and techniques that are fundamental to effective and efficient running of supply chain operations from suppliers’ suppliers to customers’ customers. On completion you'll be able to design and manage operational supply chain planning, monitoring and control systems for complex and disparate operations.
Enterprise Resource Planning
To develop a critical understanding of operation, structure and implementation issues around ERP systems as used in industry.
Engineering Risk Management
This class aims to enable you to understand the basic principles and techniques of engineering risk management and demonstrate the appropriate application of this knowledge within an engineering context.
Management of Total Quality & Continuous Improvement
To provide you with an in-depth understanding of the main principles, concepts, tools and techniques of quality management and continuous improvement together with an awareness of how in practice these could be integrated to design and deliver an integrated continuous improvement programme. This class is run as a self-directed learning module where the formal lectures are replaced by comprehensive e-learning materials and a detailed learning programme. The learning is supported through comprehensive tutorials.
Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma
The objective of this class is to introduce the participants to the principles of Lean Six Sigma thinking, tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma and understand the wider implications of the broader strategic issues of organisation management and how they impact on continuous improvement programme. On completion of the class you should be able to understand the theory and practical application of Lean Six Sigma methodologies within a holistic process improvement framework. This will enable their businesses to become more efficient, cost effective and much more profit oriented in today’s competitive marketplace.
Product Costing & Financial Management
This class aims to provide you with an understanding of strategic aspects of finance in relation to the decision-making process and analysis necessary for efficient management of supply chains.
System Thinking & Modelling
The objective of this class is to introduce you to the theories and principles behind systems thinking. The class will also introduce you to the methods, tools and techniques for modelling, analysing, improving and designing systems in a variety of organisations, including industrial, commercial and public sector.
Design of Experiments for Process Optimisation
An introduction to statistically planned experiments
Sustainability
Sustainable Product Design & Manufacturing
The module addresses the global concerns relating to sustainable product development and manufacturing which companies face in terms of reducing the environmental impacts of their products and processes.
Remanufacturing
The aim of this module is to develop a detailed understanding of the evolution of sustainable manufacture with a particular emphasis on the implications of adopting remanufacturing approaches.
Advanced Materials & Production Technology

This class aims:

  • to educate you in the fundamentals of advanced materials and processing methods and advanced surface engineering
  • to help you gain knowledge of advanced machining processes and technologies, rapid tooling and rapid-manufacturing
  • to educate you in the principles and practices of green manufacturing and manufacturing sustainability
Product Design Techniques

This class aims to:

  • introduce design techniques at advanced level
  • enable you to understand the application of advanced product design engineering techniques in product development, in particular in mechatronic systems
  • provide opportunities for you to develop technology focused products or systems within the class supervised environment, including partial system evaluation and prototyping
Design Form & Aesthetics

To develop a theoretical and practical understanding of design form and aesthetics.

Human Centred Design
Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of Human Centered Design.

Entry requirements

MSc

First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline.

PgDip

Degree, or good HND plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma. Depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the Diploma to the Master’s course.

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

Scotland/EU

  • 2017/18 - £5,500

Rest of UK

  • 2017/18 - £9,000*

* PGT Engineering students domiciled in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channels Islands will
receive a £3,000 scholarship towards the cost of their fees (applies only to students not already in receipt of any other
fees scholarship).

International

  • 2017/18 - £18,000

How can I fund my course?

Scholarship search

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students

Scottish and non-UK EU postgraduate students starting in 2017 can apply for support from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). The support is in the form of a tuition fee loan and for eligible students a living cost loan. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from England

Students ordinarily resident in England can apply for Postgraduate support from Student Finance England. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. Find out more about the support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from Wales

Postgraduate students starting in 2017 who are ordinarily resident in Wales can apply for support from Student Finance Wales. The support is a loan of up to £10,280 which can be used for both tuition fees and living costs. We are waiting on further information being released about this support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Students coming from Northern Ireland

Postgraduate students starting in 2017 who are ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland can apply for support from Student Finance NI. The support is a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500. We are waiting on further information being released about this support and how to apply.

Don’t forget to check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

International students

We have a large range of scholarships available to help you fund your studies. Check our scholarship search for more help with fees and funding.

Please note

The fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

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Design Engineering

Qualification: MSc, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, part-time

Design Engineering

Qualification: PG Diploma, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, part-time

Design Engineering

Qualification: MSc, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, full-time

Design Engineering

Qualification: PG Diploma, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, full-time

Design Engineering with Sustainability

Qualification: PG Diploma, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, full-time

Design Engineering with Sustainability

Qualification: MSc, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, part-time

Design Engineering with Sustainability

Qualification: PG Diploma, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, part-time

Design Engineering with Advanced Product Development

Qualification: MSc, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, full-time

Design Engineering with Advanced Product Development

Qualification: PG Diploma, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, full-time

Design Engineering with Advanced Product Development

Qualification: MSc, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, part-time

Design Engineering with Advanced Product Development

Qualification: PG Diploma, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, part-time

Design Engineering with Sustainability

Qualification: MSc, Start date: Sep 2017, Mode of delivery: attendance, full-time

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