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Product Design, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Designers play a vital role in the development cycle of both industrial and domestic design. They integrate the creative process with the ability to Design for Manufacture.  Product Design graduates at Dublin Institute Of Technology will be capable of applying engineering principles in order to evolve a product’s development cycle from initial concepts to manufacturing stage.
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Overview

What is Product Design?

The ever-increasing requirement by industry, commerce, retail and domestic markets for new products of all varieties has resulted in a thriving industry for businesses in the area of product design.Dublin Institute Of Technology has developed this programme in response to market demand to produce graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work in today’s demanding design fields.

The role of the product designer is to oversee the complete development cycle of a product in industry. Graduates will be capable of applying engineering principles in order to evolve a product’s development cycle from initial concepts to manufacturing stage.

What will I Study?

During the course of the program you will study how the creative aspect of design as developed in Creative Design Fundamentals and various Design Innovation Studios modules integrate with the manufacturing potential of your design supported by modules such as Manufacture and Materials through to analysis of your design as taught in Design Analysis. The technologies involved in bringing a concept to market will be outlined and planned in modules such as Economics, Marketing and Legal Aspects of Product Design. You will be supported by modules such as New Product Introduction and Business Process Management when you enter both National and International competitions. Your final year project will allow you to bring all these various areas together in order to propose, conceptualise, design and develop your ideas to a professional and industrial standard.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Design Fundamentals
  • Design History
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Electro Technology
  • Computer Applications
  • Fundamentals
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Economics
  • Manufacturing and Materials
  • CAD and Drawing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3819 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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