Product Design Engineering

University of Glasgow


Gilmorehill Campus


Years 1 and 2: In the first two years of the degree you will take courses in mathematics and study engineering fundamentals including applied mechanics, fluid mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics and properties of materials. These courses will form a solid foundation for development later in the degree programme and are supported by individual practical skills and group project and laboratory work. These courses are complemented by design studies at the Glasgow School of Art which aim to develop creativity, exploration and expressions of ideas, and to build confidence in the design process.

Year 3: The third year develops and integrates the application of theory through structured projects. The amount of studio work at The Glasgow School of Art will increase. You will study more advanced engineering subjects at the University – materials and manufacture, dynamics, control and fluid power, heat transfer, mathematical modelling and simulation, and mechanics of materials and structures.

Years 4 and 5: In years 4 and 5 you will take a range of courses in engineering including courses in control, robotics and mechatronic systems. In addition you will take courses in professional practice including activities such as developing business plans, understanding professional and legal requirements, and management.

In your final year you will undertake a major individual project which, for the MEng degree, may be undertaken in industry or on an industry-supported topic. The final year is completed by a range of in-depth technical courses including control, dynamics, auto vehicles and fault detection.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 or 5 Highers at AAAA or AAABB (first sitting) or 6 Highers at AAAAAB (two sittings with a min AABB after S5) including Maths (at end of S5) and Physics or Engineering Science at AB or BA (Maths at A if offered with Engineering Science). 2 Advanced Highers at BB preferred.

Widening access entry: 4 or 5 Highers at AABB or ABBBB including Maths and Physics or Engineering Science. May be considered for offer with BBBB. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.

Start Date





BEng Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


College of Science and Engineering



SCQF Level



Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display