This well-established and cutting-edge course will give you the skills and guidance you need to develop successful commercial products. You’ll be encouraged to take a creative and innovative approach to problem-solving, while also addressing the functional, social and economic needs of your design. Our dedicated staff will give you all the skills and guidance you need to develop successful commercial products. In your final year, you will create a fully-functioning prototype of a product you design yourself and exhibit this at our annual Festival of Design & Engineering.
During your time studying on this degree you’ll learn all the practical skills necessary to work in the sector as well as examining the theory behind product design, so that when you graduate you'll have a balanced view of the product development process to complement your practical experience.
You can spend year 3 on a work placement, gaining a minimum of 30 weeks’ experience in a relevant industry. Following your placement year you will be able to choose between following either the BA (Hons) or a BSc (Hons) Product Design award title. The BSc (Hons) option focuses on the technological aspect of design, whereas the BA (Hons) option focuses on the aesthetic and contextual issues relating to Product Design. You could also choose to extend your undergraduate study for the award of Master of Design (MDes) Product Design.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year
Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). BA/BSc Product Design accredited as fulfilling requirements for Registered Product Designer (RProdDes)
All subjects considered
For September 2019 and September 2020 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.