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How we will deliver your course in 2021: Design (postgraduate)

Programmes this information applies to: 

  • MA Design Strategy and Innovation
  • MA Design and Branding Strategy
  • MSc Integrated Product Design

1. Content of the course 

There are no planned changes to the course content.

2. Length of the course 

There are no planned changes to the length of the course.

3. How your course will be delivered 

New students 

New students at Level 7

Lectures:

  • MA programmes – the taught content will be delivered via a combination of live-streamed online lectures and in-person on campus lectures. For students who cannot attend in-person lectures on campus, all sessions will be recorded and made available online.
  • MSc programme – some modules will provide live-streamed online lectures (all such sessions will be recorded and made available online) while others will provide pre-recorded online lectures.

Seminars/tutorial/practical: COVID-related constraints permitting, as a broad guidance the School aims to deliver approximately 50% of practical sessions (e.g. workshops, labs, seminars, tutorials) in-person across the programmes. We may seek to offer more than 50% of sessions in-person where restrictions allow. It is expected that students will attend these sessions. For students who cannot attend in-person sessions on campus, online tutorials will be provided. On average, students of Brunel Design School will have at least 100 hours of in-person on campus lectures/seminars/tutorials spread across Terms 1 and 2 (access to campus permitting and in accordance with the up-to-date social distancing requirements). 

Support/resources: Materials (e.g. recorded lectures) will be provided on the university’s virtual learning environment.

Assessments: Coursework will be mainly digital via WISEFlow. A few modules have exams which may be either remote or in-person on campus.

Returning students 

Part-time MA students and MSc students that return from abeyance

 Lectures:

  • MA programmes – the taught content will be delivered via a combination of live-streamed online lectures and in-person on campus lectures. For students who cannot attend in-person lectures on campus, all sessions will be recorded and made available online.
  • MSc programme – some modules will offer live-streamed online lectures (all such sessions will be recorded and made available online) while others will provide pre-recorded online lectures.

Seminars/tutorial/practical: COVID-related constraints permitting, as a broad guidance the School aims to deliver approximately 50% of practical sessions (e.g., workshops, labs, seminars, tutorials) in-person across the programmes. We may seek to offer more than 50% of sessions in-person where restrictions allow. It is expected that students will attend these sessions. For students who cannot attend in-person sessions on campus, online tutorials will be provided. On average, students of Brunel Design School will have at least 100 hours of in-person on campus lectures/seminars/tutorials spread across Terms 1 and 2 (access to campus permitting and in accordance with the up-to-date social distancing requirements). 

Support/resources: Materials (e.g. recorded lectures) will be provided on the university’s virtual learning environment.

Assessments: Coursework will be mainly digital via WISEFlow. A few modules have exams which may be either remote or in-person on campus.

4. Cost of the course 

There are no changes to the cost of the course.

Access to a laptop or desktop PC is required for joining online activities, completing coursework and digital exams, and a minimum specification can be found here.
If you have any concerns about accessing a suitable device, please complete and return this form to enquire about the University’s loan laptop scheme.

5. Award

There are no planned changes to the qualification that is being awarded.

New students 

The MSc programme has been developed in line with the accreditation guidelines of the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and professional practitioners in the external advisory board panel.

The changes to the delivery will not affect the content or the learning outcomes at the programme level. Therefore, there will be NO changes to the qualifications to be awarded.

Returning students 

The MSc programme has been developed in line with the accreditation guidelines of the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) and professional practitioners in the external advisory board panel.

The changes to the delivery will not affect its content or the learning outcomes at the programme level. Therefore, there will be NO changes to the qualifications to be awarded.

6. Feedback and consultation

Consultation will be a combination of online and in-person on campus (access to campus permitting and in accordance with the up-to-date social distancing requirements). Group and individual assignment feedback will be provided online via the WiseFlow system.

7. Personal tutoring

Tutoring sessions will be a combination of online and in-person on campus (access to campus permitting and in accordance with the up-to-date social distancing requirements).

8. Departmental communications and events

The University e-mail system will be the primary tool for Departmental Communication. 

9. Student-led academic representation

Student reps are elected to represent the views of their course, department or college to improve the academic experience at Brunel. They gather views and opinions from students on things such as lectures, exams, assessment and feedback and then take a collective view to the University and Union in order to develop the student experience at Brunel.

We welcome feedback from our student community on matters relating to your experience through your student representatives or through your programme leaders. 

Find out who your course rep is here. You’ll also receive an email from your programme leader who will confirm your contact.

10. Peer-to-peer opportunities

Peer-to-peer opportunities will be a combination of online and in-person on campus (access to campus permitting and in accordance with the up-to-date social distancing requirements).

Contact us 

If you have any specific questions about the above information, please email: cedps-tpo@brunel.ac.uk

 

Disclaimer: We have used our best endeavours to plan for the coming academic year and to ensure the information on this page is correct at the time of publication. The information provided here is intended for the general guidance of students studying the University’s degree programmes listed above in the academic year 2021/22. The University will deliver the course of study as described unless there are changes outside of our control related to COVID-19. In such circumstances, the University will adjust the delivery of the course accordingly, and use its best endeavours to ensure equivalence.

Date of publication: 16.07.21