Please note that this course is not recruiting for September 2024. 

Why study MDes (Hons) Product Design at BU?

  • Learn how to manufacture physical models and prototypes, as well as produce industry-standard computer models 
  • You'll follow the same programme as the BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) Product Design until your final year 
  • Use state-of-the-art facilities including a specialist CAD laboratory and our Innovation Centre
  • Spend your third year on a work placement, gaining at least 30 weeks experience in a relevant industry 
  • Design your own original product and make a working prototype in your final year and exhibit it at our annual Festival of Design & Engineering
  • Graduate with a range of skills allowing you to go into a range of careers in the industry from a designer through to production manager. Within 15 months of completing their course, 85% of our graduates were in employment or further study. 

Find out more about the content of this course.

Studying Product Design at BU

Design & Engineering facilities tour

Course accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers in order to fully meet the requirements for Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD) registration. This means the course is fully supported by the Institution, and IED student membership is free to full-time students for the duration of their studies.  

Key information

Next start date:

suspended for September 2024


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


5 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 4 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 5 year degree, but can opt out of the placement year


Institution of Engineering Designers

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 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.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.