Realising fantastic design ideas in the real world is what Design at Brunel is all about. Design involves understanding humans and problems, innovation and communication. It's about understanding language, whether that language is mechanical engineering, graphic design or human behaviour.
What you want to communicate, and who you want to communicate with, will determine the language you will use. As a contemporary design professional, you'll take your place alongside all the other professionals involved in creating a product or service. You'll need to understand the skills and expertise each brings, drawing them together as you create your design solutions.
The courses share some elements but differ in their focus. During your time with us, you'll build up a comprehensive design portfolio showing the development of your thinking via research, analysis, concept generation, development, testing, evaluation and final design solutions. In Years 2 and 3 you are free to determine your own projects, using the knowledge you have acquired to develop your own design philosophies and distinctive style of presentation.
Our Design degrees are among the most respected in Europe and our students and graduates win national and international design awards. Whichever degree you choose, you'll share courses with other Design students in the first year. This will give you a sound grounding in technological and creative subjects before you move on to more specialised areas. Our Product Design and Product Design Engineering degrees also share all modules in Year 2 and you'll cover subjects from the creative to the socioeconomic and the technical. You can then focus on technical innovation, or a mix of functional, creative and humanistic design. You'll also undertake a major specialised project. This can be based on personal experience or the result of collaboration with a business or charity.
This course suits pragmatic problem solvers who combine numeracy with creative motivation and who also have an understanding of function and commercially viable manufacture. The programme will build your competencies with technical and ergonomic design challenges. Final year projects range from the development of consumer products to medical applications and services that are optimised for inclusive design. The Human Factors module in Level 3 introduces the human-centred product design process, enabling you to identify alternative design solutions.
Our graduate designers are highly valued in the industry, working around the world for organisations where excellence in design is crucial to the brand, including Apple, Dyson Appliances and Virgin Atlantic.
Product Design Engineering shares all first and second year modules with Product Design – a balanced blend of creative and technical subjects where mechanics and electronics are taught at a theoretical level. Here's a taste of what you can look forward to: year 1 Mechanics for Design, Design Process 1, Electronics & Mathematics, Graphic Communication 1. Year 2, Electronics, Programming & Interfacing, Design Process 2, Dynamics, Mechanisms & Stress Analysis, Design for Manufacture & Communication, Design Communication. Year 3 Major Project, Innovation Management, Human Factors, Contextual Design, Environmentally Sensitive Design, Embedded Systems for Design, Lighting Design, Graphic Communication. Please visit our website for full course details.
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Great staff and a mixed, international crowd of students and staff. The union offers plenty of great opportunities to volunteer and join societies that really help you experience new things and meet new people. The campus is really tight so everyone gets on and you’ll make loads of friends. Uxbridge is alright, campus wise, with Liquid and the Union doing most of your nights out and London an hour away on the train if you fancy the big city to do some shopping or the like.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £18,720
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