Entry requirements

Students will normally have achieved a first class or second class upper division first degree (1st or 2.1 degree classification) in an appropriate subject, and/or equivalent professional standing or experience in a Design discipline (based upon assessed Accredited Prior Learning or assessed Accredited Prior Experiential Learning), or a discipline associated with their programme of study.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This one-year taught course is primarily aimed at design graduates who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge of cutting edge product design practice.

It aims to produce successful individuals who can:

  • Understand the whole of the professional design development process and how the initial phases flow to inform the latter stages.
  • Appreciate commercial realities and the designer’s role in business.
  • Design desirable products for bespoke, batch or mass manufacture.
  • Understand sustainability, inclusively, and other important ethical and social issues that must be considered by today’s designers.
  • Have traditional design skills such as sketching, dealing with form, communication and innovation.
  • Are able to use design tools such as 3D CAD, CAM and rapid prototyping in order to optimise the design and reduce time to market.

Cardiff School of Art & Design and the National Centre for Product Design & Development Research have pooled their substantial design and manufacturing expertise to produce this unique course that will equip students with an advanced knowledge of the techniques, technologies and tools being used by today’s designers.

The Cardiff School of Art & Design have substantial expertise in the delivery of courses at the interface of engineering and product design whilst the National Centre for Product Design & Development Research is one of the UK’s leading centres for rapid product design & development whose expertise covers the whole process from design management, concept and detailed design, ergonomics and CAD to prototyping, tooling and batch manufacture.

This course will tap into the cutting edge research and development work being carried out in the field of product design and rapid product manufacture with companies such as Samsung along with three of the UK’s top five design consultancies.

Information for international students

In addition those students for whom English is not their first language are required to have IELTS or to have achieved an approved equivalent standard. Applicants are normally required to have achieved a minimum IELTS score (or the equivalent) of 6.0 based upon specific minimum sub-test scores of: Reading: 5.5; Writing: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5, Listening: 6.0.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
csadadmin@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Phone
029 2041 6669