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University of Leeds

Product Design

UCAS Code: H795

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

An Art and Design related A-level such as Design, Design Technology or Art and Design is desirable but not essential. Where an A-level Science subject is taken, we require a pass in the practical science element, alongside the achievement of the A-level at the stated grade. Excludes A-level General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Pass 60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, 30 credits with Distinction and the remaining 15 credits with Merit or above, in an Art and Design-related subject.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3, D3, D3 preferably including an Art and Design-related subject (desirable but not essential).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade 4 (C) or above (or an appropriate English language qualification), plus grade 6 (B) in Mathematics and Science or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level preferably including an Art and Design-related subject (desirable but not essential).

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 preferably including an Art and Design-related subject (desirable but not essential).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

DDD in Product Design, Engineering an Art and Design-related subject. Please note - there may be different requirements for the older QCF BTEC's, please contact Admissions.

AA at Advanced Higher level preferably including an Art and Design-related subject (preferable but not essential), and AABBB at Higher Level.

UCAS Tariff

144

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2021

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Subjects

Product design

Engineering design

Product Design touches every aspect of modern life, and there is growing demand from industry for students who are both creative and technically literate.

This multidisciplinary course bridges the gap between arts and engineering-led courses. It offers an even balance of art and technology, allowing you to explore the links between the two. You’ll gain the broad base of skills to work with designers from both arts and engineering backgrounds to see a product development process through from initial concept to design and production.

You’ll study at a university with an international reputation for design and innovation across many disciplines. All of our staff are experienced product designers or active researchers in related fields, which means that you’ll benefit from cutting-edge learning and teaching – and our strong links with industry ensure that course materials meet the needs of the sector.

Our active Industrial Advisory Board helps inform the development of this course to ensure that it is up to date with industry developments and requirements. This is one of the reasons why our graduates are so in demand from industry.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

Department:

School of Mechanical Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

66%
low
Product design

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A*
A

Engineering (non-specific)

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
69%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Design studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Design occupations
18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Media professionals

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

58%
Engineering professionals
6%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
3%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

Very few students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats above. Most graduates get jobs in engineering or management, but if you would like to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen course, it might be a good idea to go on an open day and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts & design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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