Bachelor of Design

Entrance Requirements

Admission into Level 100 of the Bachelor of Design Degree Programme shall be as stipulated in the General Admission Regulations.

Admission into Level 100 shall be possession of BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade D in English Language and a grade C in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or a minimum of grade BB in Science Double Award or equivalent. OR

Admission into Level 200 of the Bachelor of Design Degree Programme shall be as stipulated in General Admission Regulations.

Admission into Level 200 of the BDes Degree Programme shall be satisfactorily completion of level 100 of Bachelor of Science with at least the equivalent of C grades in Mathematics and Physics. OR

Applicants in possession of an appropriate A-Level qualification with at least C grades in Mathematics and any one of Physics, Chemistry, or Design and Technology may be admitted directly into Level 200 of the Degree Programme. OR

Applicants in possession of an appropriate Diploma may be admitted directly into Level 200 of the Degree Programme. OR

For admission into Level 300 of the Degree Programme, applicants must have an appropriate Higher (or a 3 Year) Diploma with Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Drawing.

Degree Structure

Level 100 courses shall be as specified in the Faculty of Science Special Regulations for the Bachelor of Science Degree.

Level 200 shall consist of the following courses:

Semester 3

Core Courses

DTB210 Elements of Design (3)
DTB211 Workshop Technology I (2)
MMB211 Engineering Drawing (2) (Pre-req. MAT 122)
CCB211 Engineering Materials (2, Pre-req. MAT 112, CHEM 102)
CCB212 Statics (2, pre-req. MAT 112, PHY 122)
EEB211 Electrical Principles I (2)
MAT291 Engineering Mathematics I (3, pre-req. MAT111, MAT122)

Semester 4

DTB220 Designing Artifacts (3, pre-req.DTB210)
DTB221 Workshop Technology II (2, pre-req. DTB211)
MMB221 Computer Aided Drafting (2, pre-req. MMB211)
MMB222 Dynamics (2)
CCB221 Strength of Materials (2,pre-req. CCB212)
DTB222 Graphics (2)

Students registered for a Bachelor of Design Degree Programme shall undergo industrial training as specified under Departmental Special Regulations.

At Levels 300, 400 and 500 each student shall register for General Education Courses as prescribed by General Regulation 00.2124, Departmental prescribed number of core, optional and elective courses per semester, unless exempted.

The availability of optional and elective courses offered by a Department shall be at the discretion of the Department.
A student shall register for a Single Major or a Combined Degree Programme in the third semester.

A subject may include courses consisting entirely of fieldwork, project work, practical work, and seminars. In addition to work during the semester, a subject may include prescribed fieldwork or assignments during the vacation periods.

Assessment

Continuous assessment in Levels 200, 300, 400 and 500 courses shall be based on tests and/or assignments, and where applicable laboratory reports/field reports.

Except for a project and courses with 100 percent continuous assessment, the ratio of continuous assessment to end of semester examination shall be 2:3, unless otherwise specified in the Departmental Special Regulations.

Project Assessment

a) A Design Project shall be assessed through documentation (folio, report and diary) of the Design Process and presentation. The ratio of marks for documentation to presentation shall be 2:1.
b) A Major Make and Evaluate Project shall be assessed through Product and its Evaluation and presentation. The ratio of marks for documentation to presentation shall be 2:1.
c) A Design and Make Project shall be evaluated as specified in Regulations 23.33a and 23.33b.
23.34 The Level 500 Project Report must be submitted to the co-coordinator at least 2 weeks before the beginning of the end of semester examinations.

Where a course includes a written final examination, a course with a credit value of 3 or more shall be examined by an end of semester examination of duration 2 hours, and 1 hour for a course with less than 3 credits.

Courses having a practical component or drawing that include a written examination shall be examined by an end of semester examination of duration 3 hours.