I’ve considered travelling to UK this sept for my MSc and i am done with my application procedures. here in India product design hasn’t flourished very well so i cant get any advice from any personnels here for job opportunities or about universities / courses. So i would like to get your advice on which university to choose from and I’ve given the details of my offers. My considerations are 1) good course which is up to date 2) good campus with facilities 3) Job oppurtunites in design field.
1. University of Bath (times online rank 9)
MSc Engineering Design
Product design and development; Innovation and advanced design; Computer aids for design; Engineering and project management; Research & design methods; Project phase 1; Group activity;
Business processes; Materials selection in engineering design; Electronics, signals and drives; Heat transfer; System modelling & simulation; Practical instrumentation techniques; Creativity and innovation methods
Advantage here is the national ranking but i since this course is engg design, im worried if it becomes more of mechanical industrial type. Im happy with the ranking, not so about the course.
2. Aston University (times online rank 25)
Msc Product Design Innovation
Product Design Innovation; Research Project; Sustainable Futures; Major Project; Quantitative Methods; Product Introduction Processes; Advanced CAD; Research Methodology
Strategic Management; CAD Principles and Materials Selection; Computational Fluid Dynamics and Applications; Finite Element Analysis and Solid Mechanics; Euro Studies; e-Commerce;
3. University of Liverpool ( times online rank 28)
Msc Product Design and Management
Product Design; Computer-Aided Design; Industrial Design; Product Modelling and Virtual Reality; Rapid Prototyping; Design for Manufacture and Assembly; Management of Product Development; Management of Design; Materials Processing & Selection; Materials Processing & Selection II;
Integrated Systems Design; Total Quality Management; Project and Risk Assessment; Enterprise Studies;
4. Brunel University (times online rank 47)
Msc Integrated Product Design
Sustainable Design; Design Research, Creativity and Innovation; Integrated Design Management; Cognitive Ergonomics in Design; Professional Design Studio; Design and Innovation Futures; Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Techniques; Dissertation Project.
I saw in times online “art and design” section brunel is ranked no.4 . does my course come under that ranking, and the shows like “Made In Brunel” appealed me a lot and it is miles away from London. but the national ranking is around 50’s.
University of Strathclyde (times online rank 37)
MSc Digital Creativity
I searched the site for modules, couldn’t spot any but it has got something to do with CAD/CAM.
Please if anyone has anything to say that would help me, i’d really appreciate it. I have searched online, elsewhere but in India just cannot find any appropriate help, so judging by the outcome of this thread i decide which university to go to. even the name of the university alone will do, if u have no other information to provide.