Industrial Design BEng Add to your prospectus

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China

Key information

  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: 3D52
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Not accepted without grade B in A Level Mathematics

This programme brings together product design creativity with the technical knowledge and skills of engineering.

Students develop as technically competent industrial designers, benefiting from the very latest in new product development techniques. The result is a modern engineering degree that will equip you with an excellent technical and creative grounding for a successful career in designing and developing new products.

The degree is strongly project-based. You will work on many design projects of increasing complexity. In Year One, you will also study core engineering subjects. It gives you a broad and extended education at an advanced level, combining user-centred product design creativity with key aspects of engineering. You will graduate well-placed to play an important role in new product development, a top management priority in industry today.

Programme in detail

The three-year BEng Industrial Design programme brings together the qualititative decision-making typical of arts-based industrial design with the quantitative and technical acumen of engineering. The result is a truly modern engineering degree that will provide individuals with an excellent technical and creative grounding for a successful career in and around the exciting discipline of designing and developing new products.

During Year One you will study design communication and carry out initial ‘design, build and test’ projects individually and as a team member. Year One introduces core engineering subjects including mechanics of solids; thermodynamics and mechanics of fluids; electrical circuits and systems; and digital electronics.

Unique to this programme, final year individual projects are student conceived and based on the development of a commercially viable product design or innovation. This provides an opportunity to pursue a personal interest.

The MEng programme provides students with additional breadth in modern theory, methodologies and best practices in new product development and visualisation.

It is a four-year MEng programme that gives you a broad and extended education at an advanced level, combining user-centred product design creativity with key aspects of engineering. With a good knowledge of the process and management of design, graduates are well placed to play an important role in new product development, which is a top management priority in industry today.

Years One and Two of study are common with the Industrial Design BEng programme (3D52). Years Three and Four offer an enhanced learning experience with dedicated MEng design, development, visualisation and simulation projects.

Design Year in London

You can spend your third year in London via our new undergraduate Design Year in London pathway. Drawing on our established strengths in Architecture, Industrial Design and Urban Planning, this pathway emphasises interdisciplinarity and industry connectivity, as well as the chance to work with virtual design and engineering technologies. Find out more here

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

316 Year One undergraduates in 2016

UK league tables

Ranked 15th (Aerospace) in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2017 and General Engineering is ranked 5th in the UK for 4* and 3* research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Graduate prospects

90% of our graduates are in work/study six months after graduation (Unistats 2016)

Why this subject?

Choose a degree that prepares you to be a modern engineer for the future

At Liverpool, your learning environment reflects your future working environment. Our emphasis is on active learning, supported by traditional lectures and tutorials. You will benefit from research-led teaching, conducted in collaboration with industry, Government, research laboratories and academics around the world. We have received many accolades from the engineering industry who regard our graduates as among the most employable in the world – the highest validation of our approach.

Benefit from learning in outstanding facilities

We are a Centre of Excellence for engineering research and have a highly respected reputation for world leading experimental facilities. Our £32 million redevelopment includes the award-winning Active Learning Laboratory. This is one of the largest and best-equipped laboratories in Europe and is at the heart of undergraduate learning. The state-of-the-art facilities that you will benefit from include two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique within the academic world), manufacturing robotics, wind turbines, a water flume, additive manufacturing machines and many more.

Put your learning into practice through a year in industry

There is nothing like spending a year working in industry as part of your degree for consolidating your knowledge and giving you a head start in the job market after you graduate. A year in industry can be taken in all our programmes.

Shape our flexible programmes around you

Our programmes provide opportunities for specialisation in one discipline or a broad skill base across all engineering disciplines.

Gain professional accreditation

All our BEng/MEng degree programmes are accredited, or preparing for accreditation, by at least one professional institution, providing you with a solid foundation for your career. A MEng degree from Liverpool satisfies the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).