London South Bank University
LSBU is a long-established provider of BSc courses in Product Design and Engineering Product Design, placing a strong emphasis on applied, practical skills, and real-world impact. Its graduates seamlessly blend creative thinking with scientific analysis and design thinking to craft workable and functional products that address pressing societal challenges. They develop the ability to empathize and identify consumer needs, creating products or services that meet sustainable, technical, functional, aesthetic, and economic criteria.
The design cohorts at LSBU benefit from a highly diverse range of student backgrounds, primarily from within the Greater London community, with 58% being from BAME backgrounds. The university places a particularly strong emphasis on the value it brings to students’ education by maintaining relatively small class sizes, ensuring robust pastoral care tailored to the individual, fostering success regardless of background. LSBU takes pride in being ranked 2nd in the UK for Art and Design Graduate Prospects in the 2024 Complete University Guide. The design courses consistently rank in the top 5 of the university for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. The students at LSBU have a remarkable track record of winning national and international prizes over the last three decades, including recent awards such as the Design Innovation in Plastics Award and the Vision Direct’s Visionaries competition for product design students.
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