PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEERING
(UCAS: H771 BEng/PDE MEng; UCAS: H770 MEng/PDE;)
For the first two years of the course, students study a mix of classes in creating (design), making (production techniques) and managing (engineering and production management) together with mathematics, electrical and electronic engineering and mechanical engineering. Product Design Engineering students are involved in both individual and team based project work from day one, encouraging the fusion and application of learning from across the curriculum. Classes for years 1 and 2 are common with the Production Engineering and Management (PEM) course, making transfer between these courses possible until the end of Year 2.
After the first two foundation years, the PDE course focuses on specialist design topics such as engineering analysis, prototyping and proof-of-concept modeling, design methods, and mechatronics, in addition to extending knowledge and application of computer aided design, management of the design process and production techniques.
In Year 4 (BEng) and Year 5 (MEng) the focus is on project work and further advancing knowledge in design and manufacture. Individual projects give students the opportunity to propose their own project brief which reflects their interests, career aspirations and apply and extend knowledge from across the curriculum. A member of academic staff acts as supervisor to offer support and guidance throughout the project. Product Development Projects - team projects with industrial partners gives students the opportunity to experience the "real world" by working to the requirements of a brief set by an industrial client. Teams of students act as consultants engaging in client meetings and proposing solutions. Academic staff, including some industry-based visiting professors, supervise Product Development Projects. MEng students undertake an individual research dissertation in Year 5 in a topic of their choice.
- Production Engineering and Management
- Product Design and Innovation
- Product Design Engineering
- Sports Engineering