The aim of this MSc programme is to provide advanced training in all major aspects of product design from conceptual design, product modelling to prototyping to a high level of competence. This programme will train you to develop reliable, high quality products with true market appeal, within the budgets and tight timescales demanded by competitive businesses.
You'll gain detailed expertise in product design's key concepts, tools and methodologies, including:-
- innovative product development and design techniques
- advanced CAD/CAM and modelling
- materials selection
- industrial design
- rapid prototyping
- total quality management
There's a strong practical element and you'll develop your skills through individual and group projects, using facilities that include:-
- CAD (ProE)
- CAM (Vericut, Machining Strategist)
- rapid prototyping (3D Printing, FDM, SLM and vacuum casting)
- reverse engineering (laser scanner and x-ray scanner).
As well as receiving excellent tuition from our world-renowned academics you'll be able to listen to visiting product designers and professors from the Royal Academy of Engineering talk about advanced concepts and case studies.
This programme is fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
This 12-month programme consists of compulsory and optional taught modules over two semesters and a major design project in the summer. PROJECTS Project work contributes 60 credits, which will be based on a topic of industrial or scientific relevance, and will be carried out in laboratories in the University or at an approved placement in industry. The project is examined by dissertation, and award of the MSc (Eng) degree will require evidence of in-depth understanding, mastery of research techniques, ability to analyse assembled data, and assessment of outcomes.