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.
Your design skills will be developed with the support of dedicated, highly qualified and experienced academics, technicians and demonstrators. The course is equipped with excellent facilities including a specialist CAD laboratory and our manufacturing design centre.
Throughout the course you will learn to develop your creativity and innovation to solve design problems, and learn how to address the functional, social and economic needs of your design. You'll learn how to manufacture physical models and prototypes, as well as produce industry standard computer models. In your final year, you will design your own original product and make a working prototype, which you will exhibit at our annual Festival of Design & Engineering.
You will spend your third year on a work placement, gaining at least 30 weeks experience in a relevant industry. Following your placement year you will be able to choose between following either a BA (Hons) Product Design or the BSc (Hons) option, which focuses on the technological aspect of design. The BA (Hons) option focuses on the aesthetic and contextual issues relating to Product Design. We also offer an Integrated Master's award of Master of Design (MDes) Product Design.
This course received a 87% overall satisfaction rating from our final year students in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), so why not book on to an Open Day to come and meet us, or join us on live chat now to find out more?
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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