This integrated Master’s draws on all of our experience and the success we have had with both our BSc (Hons) Product Design degree and our BA (Hons) Product Design degree. One advantage of undertaking an integrated Master's is that you are eligible for a tuition fee loan for the entire course, including the postgraduate element – an option not available if you study a traditional Bachelor's degree followed by a standalone Master's.
You'll follow the same programme as the BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) Product Design until your final year, with both of these courses designed to provide you with the skills you'll need to develop successful commercial products. This degree offers a well-balanced mix of practical experience and theoretical study of product design, ensuring that you leave with an excellent understanding of how products are made. This knowledge can inform your designs, allowing you to consider the practicalities of producing a design, as well as its overall function and appearance.
During the course you will get the opportunity to meet industry professionals, many of whom studied at BU, and gain real-world practical experience by working on project briefs. Your design skills will be developed with the support of our friendly, professional, dedicated, highly qualified and experienced academics, technicians and demonstrators. BU has excellent facilities on-campus including specialist CAD labs and our Innovation Centre. The Centre houses equipment as used by companies in the industry which you will use to create and develop your prototypes, so you’ll gain an in-depth understanding and practical experience of the production process which will be invaluable once you’re out in the workplace.
The opportunity to undertake a work placement in the third year of your course will give you hands-on experience of day-to-day work with a company, enabling you to further develop your skills and ensuring that you have practical experience and industry contacts once you graduate.
In your final year, you will undertake an individual design project, and display your prototype at our annual Festival of Design & Engineering which is open to the public. You could also be selected to exhibit at New Designers in London.
This degree has been accredited as fulfilling the requirements for Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD). You will be entitled to free membership of the IED and receive their bi-monthly journal free of charge, too.
See Course details for more information, including how this course will be delivered safely in autumn 2020 in response to Covid-19.
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Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
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
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers to fully meet the requirements for Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD) registration for 2019-2023 intake years
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