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 the industry today.
Our Industrial Design programmes are accredited, or pending accreditation, by our professional body, the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), for the purpose of meeting the academic requirements for professional registration as Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD).
Programme in detail
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.
Work placement/Year in industry
Optional year in industry.
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
267 Year One undergraduates in 2018
UK league tables
Ranked 14th (Aerospace) in the Sunday Times/Times University Guide 2019
97% of our graduates are in work/study six months after graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17) and 100% of Mechanical Engineering MEng students employed after graduation (unistats.co.uk 2018).
Why this subject?
Choose a degree that prepares you to be a modern engineer for the future
You’ll benefit from research-led teaching, conducted in collaboration with industry, government, research laboratories and academics.
Benefit from learning in outstanding facilities
Our £32 million redevelopment includes the award-winning Active Learning Laboratory, two research-standard full motion flight simulators (one of which is unique within the academic world), manufacturing robotics, wind tunnels and a water flume.
Shape our flexible programmes around you
Specialise in one discipline or develop a broad skill base across all engineering disciplines.
Gain professional accreditation
All of our BEng/MEng degree programmes are accredited, or preparing for accreditation, by at least one professional engineering institution, providing you with a solid foundation for your career. An MEng degree in aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering from Liverpool, satisfies all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). We have excellent links with the professional engineering institutions and benefit from their support.
Our plans for teaching 2021/22
Over the last year, we have delivered teaching to suit a range of circumstances, within UK Government guidelines. Take a look at our plans for delivering teaching from September.