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Product Design and Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This Product Design and Technology programme at Manchester Metropolitan University has been designed through our close industry links with leading engineering and design companies and provides the specialist knowledge and expertise required for a professional career in product design.


Project-based learning in all years, including live industry-led projects, will help you develop the transferable skills and multi-disciplinary awareness so highly prized by industry.

The first year will establish the fundamentals of design and technology and the relationship products have with their users and their environment, and you will work on your practical and project skills in our specialist workshops. Year 2 will develop your practical and analytical skills through study of design methods, environmental considerations and the influence of history, culture, markets, materials and lifestyles on design. You will take on a specialist role in a group project and start detailed planning of your career. Further specialist study and projects in the final year, all informed by the School of Engineering?s active research and industrial partnerships, will give you experience of the latest design challenges faced by industry and society.

Features and benefits of the course
  • This degree course shares a common first year with our BSc degree in Design Engineering, so you may be able to transfer between courses.
  • All units have been designed to use up to date examples from the world of engineering. Every year, the School of Engineering invites industrial and academic colleagues to set new, “live” projects that challenge our students to devise innovative solutions to current problems. You will get feedback and advice directly from industrialists and have the chance to find out exactly what it takes to impress a potential future employer.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with other students in the Student Society on extra-curricular projects to apply and showcase your engineering and design skills in, for example, the Formula Student racing car competition or the Engineers Without Borders Challenge.
  • You can apply to become a STEM Ambassador – great for developing your communication skills. Full training will be provided for you to work on projects in which you can share your enthusiasm for engineering, design and technology in schools and at public events.
  • Full training will be provided for you to use our state-of-the-art workshops, laboratories and specialist engineering software.
  • In your final year, you will present your work at the School's degree show and in a published yearbook - both of which will be viewed by industry representitives.
Placement options
  • The four-year sandwich route provides the opportunity for you to spend your third year on industrial placement either in the UK or further afield.
  • Experience has shown that placements can lead to improved performance in the final year and boost your employment prospects on graduation.
Your career prospects after the course

There is a high demand for design engineers and product designers in small to medium enterprises and industry.

Graduates of this Product Design and Technology programme at Manchester Metropolitan University occupy a variety of design roles across many industries, consultancies and manufacturers.

Employers outside of design and manufacturing sectors also recognise the skills and problem-solving capacity of the product design graduate, and there may be opportunities in sales, commissioning, finance, teaching and management as well as roles managing technology to support a range of organisations.


Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      · 4 years sandwich

  • Credits
    360 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Skills
  • Engineering Design and Practice
  • Engineering Materials and Manufacture
  • User Centred Design
  • Applied Engineering Principles
  • Design Communication
  • Environmental Design
  • Professional Design and Practice

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

UCAS Tariff Points/grades Required

  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC) including a Maths, Technology or Science subject.
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM). BTEC in a relevant (IT/Computing/Applied Science) subject.
  • BTEC Business (IT) not accepted.

Specific GCSE Requirements

  • GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted.

Non Tariffed Qualifications

  • 106-112 UCAS Tariff Points from Access to HE Diploma in a relevant (IT/Computing/Science) subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3.

International Baccalaureate Points

  • 26 Diploma points

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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