Humanities & Social Science,
CourseProduct Design BSc (Hons)
Full-time | Four years with a placement option
Our Product Design course helps you to take your imaginative ideas and make them real. To do that you need both the creativity and the technical skills to bring your ideas to life.
On this course you’ll study the fundamentals of maths and science, electrical, electronic and mechanical principles, and simulation and fluid dynamics, as well as the functional and market-led requirements of product design. You’ll look at specific areas including technology integration, computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D design, sustainability and design for manufacture, and be taught by academics with current industry connections.
Our course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers – this enables graduates to work towards membership.
Gain professional experience with industry professionals during an optional placement year. Our students have benefited from placements at BMW, Dyson, Cambridge Consultants and Jaguar Land Rover.
Boost your portfolio and profile by entering national and international competitions. We support students to do this by helping them apply their practical knowledge to real-world briefs and assisting with teamwork, motivation, and a review of learnings following competitions. Our students have previously won awards from D&AD, James Dyson and New Designers.
Learn from academic staff currently involved in commercial projects with companies such as Berghaus and Adidas.
The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all our art and design course students. You will have access to engineering laboratories that bring together a wide range of equipment used in design, manufacture, prototyping and testing.
We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs.*