Coventry University: Industrial Product Design (MSc)

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering
Study type Taught


At the heart of the MSc IPD course is the belief that its students should be capable of effective and productive critical and creative thinking in equal measures. It is not enough to be able to draw well if there is no thinking; it is not enough to think logically if there is no creativity or imagination. Design is a thinking act and the MSc IPD course educates thinking designers.

In an increasingly technologically complex world in which the interpretation of data and information is as least as important as the capacity for original imaginative ideas, designers are expected to be masters of creativity, communication and collaboration. They must understand the processes of innovation, problem solving and strategic decision making. They must understand how to research, to embrace change, to tolerate uncertainty and unpredictability. They must recognise the role and influence of cultural difference and they must understand the needs of the end-user, manufacturers and of the environment in which we must all live.

2 course options

Qualification MSc
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an undergraduate degree in design or engineering.

Non-design applicants can be accepted on the basis of evidence of a projects or activities that signal a creative, problem-solving ability.

Applicants with a design background are expected to submit a digital portfolio for review.


Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve the various learning outcomes, which will be clearly set out on all project briefs. Some project submissions are electronic and in these cases you’ll either supply digital assignment files or upload your work onto the University server.

Coursework is assessed using a variety of methods including: presentations, portfolio reviews, videos, posters and research reports.

Location Main Site
Priory Street


EU 7750 GBP for Whole course
England 7750 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 7750 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 7750 GBP for Whole course
Wales 7750 GBP for Whole course
International 13350 GBP for Whole course

Contact details

European and International Admissions Office

Telephone +44 024 7765 2152

UK Postgraduate Admissions Office

Telephone 024 7765 4321

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