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MSc Engineering Design Degree

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Engineering Design

Course type


Course Summary


Our MSc design engineering programme enables you to work effectively in an engineering design role, in the design of products, processes or systems at an overall or detail level.

A balance of theory and practice is applied to the solving of real engineering design problems and all projects meet the product design requirements of one of our many co-operating companies.

Core study areas include structural analysis, engineering management and business studies, computer aided engineering, product design and human factors, engineering design methods, sustainable product design, the innovation process and project management, sustainable development: the engineering context and a project.

Our Engineering Design MSc is designed to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing global market; the availability of well-designed products, processes and systems is the foundation of successful commercial enterprises. You will develop the technical and transferable skills highly sought after by industry or academic research.

We are engaged in a large portfolio of high quality research in many areas of core mechanical engineering aspects. We are ranked 3rd in the UK for overall quality of research in mechanical, manufacturing, aeronautical and chemical engineering in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). The School has also received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, in recognition of the research being carried out.

We are one of the UK’s largest engineering schools and have an outstanding international research reputation which drives everything that we do. This cutting edge research feeds directly into the content of our programmes meaning you’ll be taught the latest developments by world leading experts.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Engineering Design is suitable for students who are looking to work effectively in an engineering design role, be that a role in the design of products, processes or systems, at either management, overall, or detail levels.

Future career prospects

The Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering maintains wide links with industry and students will have opportunities to visit various industries during their studies in addition to parts of certain modules being delivered by industrial experts. Our graduates are highly employable and work all over the world in various industries.

Your personal development

On completion of the programme, you will be able to:

plan and monitor multi-disciplinary projects
appreciate the central role of design within engineering
demonstrate competence in using computer based engineering techniques
analyse and understand complex engineering problems
use team working skills and communicate effectively at an advanced technical level.

Different course options

Full time | Loughborough University | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will give you an understanding of modern concepts of structural analysis and provide you with practical experience in analyses of structures using finite-element modelling.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant science, technology, engineering or maths discipline. Applicants with qualifications slightly below this level, alternative qualifications and/or professional experience will also be considered.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more