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Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree. You are required to have an aptitude for design or technology led-innovation. Professional experience or outstanding creative or technical abilities may be accepted in place of a degree in exceptional circumstances.
All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.
For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the
for postgraduate applicants.
Months of entry
The Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) programme is a leading-edge creative product development course, which involves experimentation, design, engineering and enterprise activities.
The degree programme has now been running for over 30 years, and has produced some of the world’s leading designers working in companies such as Philips, IDEO, Apple, Sony and Samsung.
A significant proportion of graduates go on to set up their own enterprises on leaving the programme. Recent examples include Omlet, Bare Conductive and Concrete Canvas.
In multidisciplinary teams or as individuals, participants work at the centre of complex and demanding projects with an emphasis on prototyping and proving design and enterprise propositions.
The course is managed jointly by the School of Design at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and the Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial.
Successful completion of the course leads to the award of the MA (Royal College of Art) and MSc (Imperial College London).
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time21 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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