Taught course

Advanced Transdisciplinary Design

University of Liverpool in London · University of Liverpool in London

Entry requirements

You will normally need to have a Bachelor’s degree (with Honours) at 2:1 level or better in an appropriate field of study. English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component). TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: - listening and writing 21 - reading 22 - speaking 23 International Baccalaureate Standard Level (Grade 5) Hong Kong use of English AS Level C India Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards WAEC C4-6

Months of entry


Course content

Learn more about this programme at the Univesity of Liverpool in London Open Evening on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

This innovative programme is a collaboration between the schools of architecture and engineering. Leading UK industry is relying on virtual engineering to drive competitiveness in an increasingly tough global market. The dramatic change in practices within organisations to be digitally driven in the future requires a wider approach to design and fresh business models. To capitalise on this, it is critical for future and existing designers and managers to have the skills this programme provides.

This programme brings together the best of design teaching from different professions; from industrial and product design, architecture, alongside facilities at the technological forefront of digital design including virtual engineering, virtual reality and rapid prototyping.

It links the knowledge and experience held by industry partners with the University’s research strengths.

This unique programme pioneers a collaborative transdisciplinary approach between architecture and industrial design disciplines sharing a design ethos and methodology; exploring the similarities and differences in a collaborative studio environment.

With a history of new product development initiatives dating back to the 1990s, and drawing on its substantial developments in virtual engineering, the school is well placed to harness knowledge, expertise and networks that have been developed within the University over recent years.

This programme draws on the knowledge, expertise and networks that have been developed within the University as part of the Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC).

The VEC is a University of Liverpool, School of Engineering led centre of expertise in best practice for demonstration, innovation and integration of virtual design and engineering technologies across high value manufacturing sectors.

The VEC comprises a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, computer scientists and industry experts, underpinned by extensive access to a wide range of academic expertise from across a wide range of disciplines. The VEC delivers technology development and the latest research, training and knowledge transfer around the application and adoption of advanced modelling, simulation and 3D immersive visualisation in support of product design and manufacturing innovation.

Visiting lecturers from leading design practices and industry will contribute to the programme as guest lecturers, with current research, and demonstrating real-life case studies.

This programme offers a semester at our campus in China, Xi’an Jiaotong- Liverpool University.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Michael Knight
0151 794 5927 - PG Recruitment