Taught course

Industrial Design

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree in Industrial/Product/Engineering Design or Art and Design/Media For full entry requirment information visit: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/courses/MAINDF

Months of entry


Course content

Key features of the course

  • Enrich your design experience and focus you to become successful in your creative design future
  • Opportunity to become strategic with your visionary approach, capable of formulating inspired, creative designs based upon sound design strategy and research methodology
  • Placements have taken place in a range of large companies, both in the UK and abroad. Companies that have taken our placement students include Jaguar Cars Ltd, Xerox, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd, Dyson Appliances Ltd and The Gillette Company.
  • Career Opportunities include; Designer, Industrial Designer, Design Graduates (Colour and Materials), Senior/principal Industrial Designer, Industrial Designer (Mid/Senior), Head of Design - Branding Agency

You may have a background in industrial, product or engineering design or be from the field or art and design or design media and want to specialise in industrial design.

This course will prepare you for the creative industries, to become strategic with your visionary approach, capable of formulating inspired, creative designs based upon sound design strategy and research methodology. You will be able to lead the creative design direction with flair and precision, to provide successful designs through discerning analysis and synthesis of human needs and design form. You may have come from, or have a wish to enter, a broad and diverse range of creative design industries: from graphics and packaging; to product, exhibition and furniture; to transport and spatial design.

You will have an interest in the intellectual issues in creative design and a desire to explore and develop design philosophies and integrate these into the embodiment of design form. You will have a passion for creative design that will include an interest in: aesthetics and design interaction; design management; design research; commercial design business; global design sustainability; and creative design process and methods. You will be prepared for learning and developing techniques for researching, managing and directing the creative design process and methodology.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above. For full international student information visit: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/courses/MAINDF

Fees and funding

UK students
For 2015 entry: £5,500
International students
Fo 2015 entry: £12,500

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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