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Design combines architecture, engineering, and materials science in one unique and engaging course

Design is a 4-year course that allows you to develop a unique blend of skills relating to architecture, engineering, and materials science. The course is structured around a series of studio projects that challenge you to develop solutions to real-world problems. Typical projects might focus on the built environment, physical objects, apps, artificial intelligence, and electronics. The course is based in the Department of Architecture, and you will have access to a variety of learning spaces such as workshops, reprographics, co-working spaces, studios and the digital fabrication lab. More details on the course are available on the University website.

Design at Murray Edwards

Although it is a new subject, we are creating a passionate community of Designers within College who can share their creativity and ideas. Design students are integrated with students on the affiliate courses of Architecture and Engineering, allowing you to develop skills, share knowledge, and build supportive working groups.  

Typical offer

A Level: A*AA

IB: 42 (776)

Required subjects

A Level (or IB Higher Level) Mathematics.

Admissions assessment

Applicants are required to take written and practical assessments if invited for interview. You do not need to register in advance for these assessments. The College will provide details directly to you. Check the College Admission Assessments page for more details. 

Written work

Applicants are required to submit a PDF (6 A4 pages, and less than 15MB in size) of their own artwork. The selection of images should, in part, reflect material you might bring to interview as part of your portfolio.


Applicants invited to interview are expected to show a portfolio of recent work at the interview. This should be something that illustrates your interests, experience, and ability in the visual and material arts. It may include drawings, paintings, sculpture and/or photography, and the work can be material prepared for school examinations and/or creative work executed outside formal courses. If you would like to show us some three-dimensional work then it is typically sufficient to show us using photographs.