Taught course

Product Design

Institution
Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MScMSc

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree or equivalent in product design. Applicants who wish to meet the Chartered Technological Product Designer registration requirements must have an undergraduate degree accredited by IED to MIED level or academic qualifications that have been approved at MIED level through the IED Education and Training Committee or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising future developments in design and manufacture is a complex challenge for product designers across the globe. This course will develop your understanding of systematic design processes relating to business strategy, and influencing sustainable development within the design process.

This degree has been accredited by the Institute of Engineering Designers (IED) as fulfilling the requirements for Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD). You are entitled to free student membership of the IED, and you will receive their bi-monthy journal - Engineering Designer - free of charge too.

On the course you'll cover a range of topics from materials technologies to sustainability issues. You'll investigate, select and learn to use the computer aided design (CAD) and analysis simulation tools that are appropriate to the requirements in your field of work. Furthermore it will give you the skills and knowledge to lead and manage projects with the commercial acumen demanded in today’s competitive global environments, and the ability to manage, document and effectively communicate project plans and results.

Core Modules:

  • Project Management
  • Design Interaction
  • Materials Optimisation for Sustainability
  • Design Simulation
  • Group Project
  • Research Methods
  • Individual Master's Project

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally: IELTS (academic) 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
For 2017 entry: £6,000
International students
For 2017 entry: £13,500

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

MSc

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
AskBU enquiries
Email
prospects@bournemouth.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)1202 961916