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Course overview

This master’s course focuses on key contemporary issues and the future of advanced industrial and product design and manufacturing. The course uses the three pillars of social, ecological and economic aspects of design and manufacture to highlight design as sustainable future-forward problem-solving with real impact on society and culture.

You develop your skills in industrial design and development, prototyping and testing prototypes through simulation, advanced design principles and advanced design research methods theoretically contextualised within cradle to cradle social and economic systems. You generate innovative design solutions that explore real alternatives for the post-plastic generations, underpinned by a sound knowledge of manufacturing and production techniques, and gain a fundamental understanding of project management principles.

You can start your studies in semester 1 or semester 2. Each semester delivers a key mix of innovative design principles and practice informed by team-based approaches and student-led coaching that instils an understanding of theory within practice.

THE FIRST INTAKE TO THIS COURSE IS PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

* Subject to University approval

 

Course details

Course structure

Core modules

Advanced Design Principles 

Advanced Materials and Manufacture

Closed Loop Systems

Design and Advanced Manufacture Project

Design Research Methods

You learn a number of research methods and practices in order to carry out primary design research to identify solutions to real-world problems.

You cover investigations into practical design applications, strategic planning and theoretical speculations.

Through seminars you debate and discuss case studies and the practical application of research methods.

You are assessed on your research plan (20%) and a critical analysis of research methods appropriate to your own design practice, identifying how these are implemented within a design problem solving context (80%).

Social and Economic Models

The Post Plastic Generation

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

You learn through lectures, practical, studio and workshop sessions. The course has a flexible approach using innovative teaching and learning practices with focused interdisciplinary team-based approaches to create impact within a learning context that gives you the independence to solve your creative design problems.

Seminars provide a context for interactive learning, allowing you to explore relevant topics in depth. Coaching sessions generate discussion and debate within an active learning environment.

In addition to the taught sessions, you undertake a substantive MSc research project.

How you are assessed

Assessment varies from module to module. The assessment methodology could include in-course assignments, design exercises, technical reports, presentations or formal examinations. For your MSc project you prepare a dissertation.

 
 

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have at least a 2.2 UK honours degree, or equivalent qualification. We consider a wide range of first degree subjects, but a first degree in disciplines related to design, engineering, technology, manufacturing or applied science is most appropriate. If you are not sure if your first degree subject is eligible, please contact our admissions team.

Students with a degree awarded outside the UK must also meet the University's minimum English language requirements.

Non-EU international students who need a student visa to study in the UK should check our web pages on UKVI-compliant English language requirements. The University also provides pre-sessional English language courses if you do not meet the minimum English language requirement.

For additional information please see our entry requirements

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Employability

Career opportunities

Design engineers typically work in product design, industrial design, product engineering, research and development, automotive engineering and design, the aerospace industry, manufacturing, processing and the creative industries, as well as management positions.

 

Information for international applicants

Qualifications

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Full-time

2020 entry

Fee for UK/EU applicants
£6,500 a year

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Fee for international applicants
£13,000 a year

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  • Length: September enrolment: 1 year, January enrolment: 16 months, including a summer break
  • Enrolment date: January or September
  • Semester dates

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Part-time

2020 entry

Fee for UK/EU applicants
£722 for each 20 credits

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  • Length: September enrolment: 2 years, including a summer break, January enrolment: 28 months, including two summer breaks
  • Attendance: Typically one day a week
  • Enrolment date: January or September
  • Semester dates

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Choose Teesside

Progress

Stand out from other job applicants with your higher level qualification, specialist knowledge and expanded networks.

 

Skills

Improve your project management, critical thinking, research skills, time management, presentation skills and teamwork.

 

Earnings

The median salary for working-age (16-64) postgraduates in 2018 was £6,000 more than graduates
(DoE Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2018, tees.ac.uk/source)

 

Campus

Study in our friendly town-centre campus with over £270m recently invested and another £300m over the next 10 years.

 

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Open days

16 November 2019
Postgraduate open day

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