M.Sc. On Campus

Design Engineering

University of Strathclyde

12 months
23050 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Combine design thinking with engineering knowledge and practice in this highly creative MSc in Design Engineering at The University of Strathclyde.


Design engineers are problem solvers who bridge the gap between traditional engineering and design. It's a discipline that draws on knowledge of product development, technical design, manufacturing techniques and rapid prototyping to bring new innovations to market. It also focuses on improving existing products and the processes used for making them.

Some of the greatest human achievements have come from creative design engineering, enabling the realisation of some truly remarkable change in our world. Design engineering has helped to transform the environment, create incredible super-structures on land and sea, and even helped people travel into the solar system.

Design engineering has also developed many of the most important systems and services, from individual right up to global and universal scales. These systems have supported radical scaling up of human activity in a huge range of areas.

This Design Engineering at The University of Strathclyde addresses the issues associated with a rapidly changing market and the demands for better, cheaper and personalised products, developed within the shortest possible time. It will provide thorough training in design theories and process models, design methods, design techniques, computer supported product modelling, analysis, evaluation and physical rapid prototyping of a design solution. In addition to the enterprise skills necessary to launch brand new products to market.


Design engineers use technical knowledge, mathematical and design skills to create innovative solutions to problems across a diverse range of industries.

This course will propel your design engineering career forward because it will:

  • provide you with the knowledge and skills to develop your own abilities to tackle more complex roles
  • enhance your CV with a competitive edge through gaining a Masters
  • develop industry experience through the Postgraduate Group Project module which provides you with first hand industry experience which can be used as example work during any future interviews


The MSc Design Engineering has been awarded academic accreditation from three institutes. This demonstrates the degree meets the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) as outlined by the Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes (AHEP).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Design 
  • Design Methods 
  • Product Modelling & Visualisation 
  • Design Management 
  • Postgraduate Group Project 
  • Postgraduate Individual Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There’s no formal closing date for postgraduate applications


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a first or second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant engineering, technology or science discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23050 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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