Traditionally Design and Engineering programmes have been either Arts or Engineering based. It is becoming increasingly apparent that in future design graduates will need to be both artist and scientist, or at least, be able to understand how they may cross the divide. In the future there will be a growing need for designers who are educated as both engineering professionals (who can understand and can apply the latest technological developments), and designers (who understand creative processes, and are able to research and address questions of the contextual relevance and the appropriateness of design).
In the MEng Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering programme, design creativity and knowledge of technology are an integral part of the structure.
The programme aims to provide a strong interaction between creativity and human factor design together with practical technology through engineering, materials and process principles, and multimedia technology, enabling the students to obtain unique interdisciplinary skills to evaluate design problems.
The programme combines a balanced diet of design and creative engineering course study work together with a third essential element, an integrated practical studio and workshop application of those studies.
The programme develops knowledge of fundamental creative engineering and design principles to enable graduates to become a design practitioner. The core design studio sessions will encourage multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary design processes, deepening development of intellectual competence and project management skills. These sessions will also develop analytical skills, creative potential, and appreciation of management.
To become the developer of a successful innovative product, students will learn, in the context of design development, about technology, materials and the methods of manufacture. They will also gain some appreciation of what is the best strategy to bring the product to market.
In year 4 students will undertake a major individual Design project of 60 credits, which will give students experience of product development form inception to realisation. As every new project will necessitate the acquisition of new technical knowledge, students will also study 60 credits worth of Engineering and Materials modules that provide background knowledge for the Design project at hand.
Tags: Design, Innovation, Creative, Engineering
You will start with specialist Design modules from the first year, while gaining a solid foundation in engineering by studying core engineering modules. In the 3rd year you will choose modules from a broad range of Engineering course options (see Programme Structure below). You can follow the links for details for each module, and also visit the SEMS website for information on projects and facilities.
Please note the modules are correct at the time of reading; however we constantly review and update our modules, meaning that they may be subject to change in the future.
|Semester A:||ECS405u Arts Application Programming||MAT102 (4) Materials Selection and Mechanical Modelling||DEN126 (4) Design Studio||ECS406u Bridging Arts & Technology|
|Semester B:||ECS416u Intro to Mm||MAT115 (4) Mathematics for Materials Scientists||DEN126 (4) Design Studio||MAT4002 (4) Engineering Design Methods|
|Semester A:||ECS612u Creating Interactive Object||DEN5109 (5) Engineering Instrumentation||DEN212 (5) Studio Practice Course Year 2||ECS521u Inter Media Des & Prod|
|Semester B:||ECS520u Creative Project||MAT5030 (5) Composites for Aerospace Applications||DEN212 (5) Studio Practice Course Year 2||DEN5101 (5) Design for Manufacturing|
|Semester A:||ECS612u Interaction Design||MAT602 (6) Materials Selection in Design||DEN327 (6) Studio Practice Course Year 3 Group Design Project||DEN329 (6) Studio Practice Course Year 3 Individual Design Project|
|Semester B:||ECS637u Digital Media||MAT307 (6) Innovation Strategy||DEN327 (6) Studio Practice Course Year 3 Group Design Project||DEN329 (6) Studio Practice Course Year 3 Individual Design Project|
|Semester A:||DEN419 (7) Design and Innovation Year 4 Major Design Project||MAT507 (6) Environmental Properties of MaterialsorMAT701 (7) Biosensors and DevicesorDEN331 (6) Computer Aided Engineering for Solids and FluidsorDEN420 (7) Advanced Environmental Engineeringor ECS712u Design For Human Interaction|
|Semester B:||DEN419 (7) Design and Innovation Year 4 Major Design Project||MAT803 (7) Nanotechnology Based Materials. Fabrication, Characterization and ApplicationorMAT601 (6) Manufacturing ProcessesorDEN437 (7) Implant Design and TechnologyorDENM009 (7) Medical Ethics, Law and Regulatory Practice in Bioengineeringor ECS733p Interactive System Design|
The numbers in brackets indicate the academic level of each module, where a typical first year module is delivered at a level 4, whilst a master's module is delivered at level 7.
A-levelsTypical grades required: AAB, must include two from Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Design Technology. NB, one must be ,Maths or Physics. The third subject can be any subject excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. Please note; if students do not have an A-level in a creative subject they should be able to demonstrate creativity by another method. It may be as a GCSE, an activity outside school or by a portfolio.International BaccalaureateSubjects and grades required: 34 points or above overall, with 3 subjects at Higher level with 6,6,5 points (including two from Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Design Technology. NB, one must be ,Maths or Physics). Please note; if students do not have an A-level in a creative subject they should be able to demonstrate creativity by another method. It may be as a GCSE, an activity outside school or by a portfolio.
Further infoTo find out the entry requirements for other qualifications, please visit the School of Engineering and Materials Science website.You may also contact the Admissions Coordinator:Marian LangbridgeTel: +44 (0)20 7882 8736email: [email protected]
Information for applicants from outside the United Kingdom, including English language qualifications.
As a student in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) you will be taught through a combination of lectures, problem-solving classes, laboratory practicals, problem-based learning and a variety of coursework. In the third year you will undertake a major project: an individual research project based around the in the current internationally-recognised research taking place in SEMS. This project will be based in the labs and gives you the opportunity to apply the theory you will have learnt in the first two years of study while taking advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities within SEMS.
Assessment:All our degree programmes are structured with eight modules per year, split over two semesters. Some modules, such as the research and design projects, count for two or four modules. In the third and fourth years, you select from a range of module options allowing you to tailor your degree to specific areas of interest within your specialist degree programme, working in the SEMS laboratory Facilities. Assessment is continuous throughout your degree, with written reports, projects, presentations, group work and exams (exams take place in the summer).
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The benefits of this programme will be evident in the strength and breadth of skills such as:
The prospective graduates will gain an in-depth understanding of new technological developments and socio-cultural requirement in product development. This unique combination will place them in a favourable position in comparison with current engineering and design graduates.
A graduate from this degree would be a professional designer with a solid engineering background. They will have the opportunity to go on to work in a variety of design-related industries internationally, for example in leading design consultancies, research and development and new design practices. Some graduates will set up their own businesses as consultants or in manufacturing their own ideas. Design is so broadly based, and the nature of its application so wide that it provides opportunities for graduates to follow many interesting and rewarding careers. It offers career prospects in a wide area covering products and equipment for industrial, scientific, medical, sports, transportation and aerospace industries, as well as consumer products.Overall employment prospects for Engineers are extremely good, with more than 98 per cent employed six months after graduation. Recent graduates who have started work in the Engineering industry started on annual salaries in the region of £19,000. You might expect, as a successful Engineer to be earning £30,000 to £35,000 between five and ten years after graduation.
Throughout the course, students have access to a bespoke careers programme, to prepare them for internships and graduate level work. This programme includes workshops on job hunting and job applications as well as employer events to facilitate networks and help students to explore their options.
Recent careers events in the School of Engineering and Materials Science include a large employer and alumni networking forum and a weekly timetabled careers slot in which large and small employers provide information, advice and skills training. Last year over 100 companies and alumni came to speak to Queen Mary Engineering students, including Transport for London, Rolls Royce, BAA, EADS Astrium, Bose, Microsoft, Siemens, De Puy and Land Rover.
There is both a designated Careers Consultant and Industrial Placements Manager for the School, providing a link to industry experience. Other opportunities for work experience are substantial given Queen Mary’s location between Canary Wharf, the City and the Olympic Village. Students are encouraged to build their work experience throughout their period of study, through, for example, our QM Projects work experience scheme, QM Temps job agency, Experience Works events and QMSU Provide volunteering services. Over 800 vacancies are available to browse on the QM JobOnline vacancy site.
Queen Mary’s extensive campus also provides over 1200 on-campus job and volunteer opportunities ranging from E-learning Assistant to Gym Instructor and from Society President to Student Mentor.
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