University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool was established in 1881 and can truly claim to be the original ‘redbrick’ university. This phrase was coined about the University of Liverpool’s distinctive red brick Victoria Building.

The University is rightly proud of its founding mission: ‘for the advancement of learning and ennoblement of life.’ It is inscribed on a plaque on the Victoria building and it remains the University of Liverpool’s mission today. Furthermore, it underlines a belief in the transformative power of research and education, not least in the face of an increasingly complex and challenging world.

Industrial Design

This programme brings together product design creativity as well as the technical knowledge and skills of engineering.

Students develop as technically competent industrial designers, benefiting from the very latest in new product development techniques. The result is a modern engineering degree that will equip you with an excellent technical and creative grounding for a successful career in designing as well as developing new products.

The degree is strongly project-based. You will work on many design projects of increasing complexity. In Year One, you will also study core engineering subjects. It gives you a broad and extended education at an advanced level, combining user-centred product design creativity with key aspects of engineering. As a result, you will graduate well-placed to play an important role in new product development, a top management priority in industry today.

Product Design and Management

The aim of this MSc programme is to provide advanced training in all major aspects of product design from conceptual design, as well as product modelling to prototyping to a high level of competence. In addition, this programme will train you to develop reliable, high quality products with true market appeal, within the budgets and tight timescales demanded by competitive businesses.

You will also gain detailed expertise in product design’s key concepts, tools and methodologies, including: innovative product development and design techniques, advanced CAD/CAM and modelling, materials selection, industrial design, rapid prototyping, total quality management, and marketing.

As well as receiving excellent tuition from our world-renowned academics you’ll be able to listen to visiting product designers and professors from the Royal Academy of Engineering talk about advanced concepts and case studies.

Mechanical Engineering

A degree in Mechanical Engineering is also the basis for a professional career in a broad range of industry sectors.

Graduates from the University of Liverpool go on to work in fields such as medicine and healthcare, sustainable power generation, environmental technology, food production, sports science, aerospace, automotive, construction, nuclear, mechatronics & robotics, industrial product design, manufacturing, and project management. Engineering graduates are also in demand in sectors such as accountancy, management consulting, and logistics. More than any other discipline, a degree in Mechanical Engineering is preparation for an enormously wide range of careers.

The University of Liverpool’s degree programmes offer an exciting blend of learning experiences designed to ensure students not only master the scientific fundamentals, but also develop the skills, attitudes and experience demanded by 21st century engineering and society. Furthermore, the ethos is to spend as much time outside the lecture theatre as possible. Students spend a significant amount of their time working in teams to apply their learning in the solution of practical problems, or in the design, building and testing of new products processes and systems. As a result, University of Liverpool graduates are very well prepared for their careers ahead, and industry recognises them as highly employable.

Subjects Available at University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool offers a range of Engineering and Design courses in the following subject areas:

  • Aerospace Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design and Management

Qualifications Offered by University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool offers Engineering and Design courses with the following qualifications:

  • BEng
    • Aerospace Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies
    • Architectural Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Engineering
    • Industrial Design
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • MEng
    • Aerospace Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies
    • Architectural Engineering
    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Engineering
    • Industrial Design
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Product Design and Management (MSc Eng)

Industrial Placements with University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool’s Careers & Employability Service maximises opportunities for career prospects, graduate opportunities and student summer placements. The Service also manages the annual engineering careers fair with 30 blue chip companies attending, some of which include:

University of Liverpool degrees provide pathways into rewarding careers and graduates have found employment in a wide range of international industries and organisations.

In addition, many students undertake placements during the summer or for a full academic year in leading aerospace companies.

To Apply for a place at University of Liverpool

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