Taught course

Design for Manufacture

UCL - University College London · Bartlett School of Architecture

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants are also expected to have a strong portfolio of design and/or fabrication work. Applicants with extensive experience in the field may also be considered.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme bridges the complex network that is the construction industry, and trains a new breed of experts who exploit opportunities afforded by new and emerging manufacturing technologies in this context. It fully exploits The Bartlett\'s unparalleled industry network and London location. Graduates will lead the paradigm shift that is taking place in building design and procurement.

The programme will be primarily located at the new UCL Here East Facility in London's Olympic Park, with a design studio focus and outstanding CNC fabrication and robotics facilities. It will also benefit from a base on the UCL main campus in Bloomsbury.

Graduates will be well placed to take leading roles in industry or academia, exploiting emerging technologies and approaches to change the nature of design and construction.

The programme has been developed in liaison with industry partners including Arup, Foster and Partners, Laing O'Rouke and Price and Myers, who all have a longstanding relationship with The Bartlett.

Full-time: 15 months; Flexible: 2-5 years;

Fees and funding

Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP10,710; Overseas Full-time: GBP21,960; Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
15 months


The programme is delivered through design and fabrication tutorials, skills workshops, seminars, lectures, site visits, group working and (optional) field trip. Assessment is via design and skills portfolios, written coursework submissions and verbal presentations.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214