Engage with revolutionary digital technologies within the Industry 4.0 agenda. With a focus on multidisciplinary industrial design environments, this programme invites you to develop advanced digital design and fabrication/manufacturing skills applicable to a range of fields such as architectural technology and construction, mechanical engineering design, and industrial design. Upon graduation, you will be able to join emerging and fast-growing technological and creative sectors.

Key features

  • Join fast-growing industry sectors with a degree from a top 10 UK Young University for Art, Design and Architecture (Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019) and in the First-Class Category of Sustainable Universities in the UK (People and Planet Green League 2018).
  • Develop valuable skills in digital design, design thinking and digital fabrication applicable to a range of industry sectors such as manufacturing, advanced construction and industrial design.
  • Benefit from our newly developed workshop spaces, with state-of-the-art equipment and technical support for digital fabrication and immersive visualisation.
  • Gain multidisciplinary experience in a project-based learning environment by working alongside MA/MSc students, associate tutors from industry and academic staff from the School of Art, Design and Architecture, and the School of Engineering.
  • 100% coursework. No exams!
  • Opportunity to pursue research degrees (MPhil/PhD) as well as cross-collaboration with other postgraduate courses such as MRes Digital Arts and Technology, MA Smart Urban Futures and MSc High Performance Buildings.
  • Part-time route available (5 semesters over 2 years).

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 degree from a UK University or equivalent and evidence of a sustained engagement with associated fields of practice.

Applicants will be required to submit an outline of their experience in a 500-word statement.

Work experience in the creative or manufacturing sectors (or other professionally relevant activity) is highly desirable, though not required. Applicants with extensive industry experience can claim credits following the University of Plymouth Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy.

For an informal discussion about the course please contact the programme leader at [email protected].

If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service.

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