Taught course

Product Design

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in product design. Required subjects: 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

January, 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 courses starting in January 2018: UK/EU/Channel Islands: £6,000 For courses starting in September 2018: UK/EU/Channel Islands: £6,500
International students
For courses starting in January 2018: International (non-EU): £13,500 For courses starting in September 2018: International (non-EU): £14,000

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0)1202 961 916