Product Design Engineering How to Apply >

All applications for full-time, undergraduate study must be made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).  Please note as this programme is a joint programme with Glasgow University, the programme uses the Glasgow University UCAS code.

Entry Requirements

BEng route (4 year course)

Highers:  

Entry from S5: AAAA or AAABB including Maths and Physics at grades A/B or B/A

Entry from S6: Applicants who achieved a minimum of ABBB including Maths and Physics at grades A/B or B/A in S5 may receive an offer based on them attaining AAAAAB by the end of S6.

A Levels: AAB including Maths and Physics, and GCSE English at Grade A.

International Baccalaureate: 36 points overall in the Diploma, including 6, 6, 5, at Higher Level including Maths and Physics, and normally English. 

Irish Leaving Certificate: Grades and subjects required as per Scottish Highers. 

Scottish Baccalaureate: We are happy to consider holders of the Scottish Baccalaureate. 

MEng route (5 year course)

Highers: AAAAA by end of S5 including Maths and Physics.

A Levels: A*AA including Maths and Physics, and GCSE English at Grade A.

International Baccalaureate: 38 points overall in the Diploma, including 6, 6, 6 at Higher Level including Maths and Physics, and normally English. 

Scottish Baccalaureate: We are happy to consider holders of the Scottish Baccalaureate. 

MEng Accelerated Route (4 year course)

Applicants are expected to demonstrate that they have attained the normal Year 1 studio standard and require Scottish Advanced Higher at AB Physics and Maths, plus AB in two other Highers, including an Art or Design subject, or A Levels at AAB in Maths and Physics, and an Art or Design subject.

Because this is an engineering degree, candidates will require Mathematics and Physics (or Engineering or Technological Studies).

Applicants who have qualifications from outside the UK should consult our international pages for country-specific entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

Generally the School expects all students to demonstrate proficiency in the English language, which for UK students is normally shown by a Higher or GCSE in English. International students are normally asked to provide an IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test taken at a UKVI approved test centre with a suitable score. Our current requirement for Product Design Engineering is IELTS 6.5 (no less than 5.5 in each component) and a full list of UKVI approved test centres can be found here.

Interview

At present, the Stage 1 application process does not involve a formal interview.

BEng/MEng applicants who have been made formal offers (conditional or unconditional) will be invited to an Applicants' Day, where they will have the opportunity to meet PDE staff and be shown the facilities within the Department and the School. Applicants will be also invited to take part in small group discussions that cover important aspects of the course and provide an opportunity to ask questions.

Accelerated Entry (Fast Track) candidates will be called for interview which will generally take place during an Applicants' Day. Candidates will be invited to complete a short design assignment prior to the interview and this will be discussed with a member of PDE staff. Candidates unable to attend in person will be asked to complete the design assignment and be available for interview by telephone.