About this course
This course focuses on the complex process of design and development of products for both domestic and industrial use. This is a rapidly changing field with aspects such as sustainability, globalisation and cultural diversity becoming increasingly important. Rapid advances in computer modelling and additive manufacturing have also had a profound effect upon how we design products. Modern Product Designers have become champions of new product development and need to be capable of considering factors such as aesthetics, ergonomics, new technology, customer needs, marketing, economics, safety, materials and production methods.
As a BSc Product Design student you will develop a deep understanding of the design process, design methods and creative design. The course introduces critical topics such as interaction and interfacing, ergonomics, mechanical design, advanced manufacture, prototyping including 3D printing, the socio-cultural context of design, reverse engineering, clay modelling and advanced computer modelling.
- Typical offer (UCAS tariff points): 280
- A levels: To include a minimum of 160 points from 2 full A levels. There are no specific subject requirements.
- BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM
- Plus minimum of: GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C.
- Additional entry requirements: Based on your personal statement and the admissions criteria, you will be invited to an Interview Day to learn more about our courses and to view our facilities. During the Applicant Visit Day, you will have an interview to determine your suitability for the course. For the interviews applicants must present a portfolio of work. The portfolio can be a combined collection of work that you have produced to show your skills and abilities as well as your interest in your chosen degree.
- English language requirements: Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.