Taught course

Design: Products and Technology

Nottingham Trent University · School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours degree in an art and design-related subject.

Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Your work experience will be assessed to ensure it is relevant to your application.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to enable students to acquire advanced design, technological and manufacturing skills to enhance their potential to become leading professional product designers and technologists. The course encourages a broad and diverse range of approaches to design practice which include manufacturing, computer science and technology, artificial intelligence for control, robotics, project management, inclusive design and emerging technologies such as advanced internet techniques.

You’ll develop your professional design and technology skills, and acquire a critical understanding of the roles of advanced technologies in product development using modern tools and techniques within a manufacturing environment. In addition to providing a broader, analytical and integrated study of technologies and strategies, the course emphasises the importance of independent learning, collaborative team working, creative problem solving and self-organisation skills.

With hands-on access to state-of-the-art laboratories and prototyping workshops, computer suites and dedicated design studios, you’ll receive expert technical support through our dedicated team of technicians. You’ll develop a broad understanding of emerging technologies and technological developments.

Information for international students

Please see the international entry and English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the funding page for information about current funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)115 9418 418