Product Design

University of Minho

B.A. On Campus
36 months
6500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Product Design undergraduate degree at University of Minho trains designers to produce attractive and innovative, durable and economical products that of value to industry and society. The development of the skills that these professionals require is based on theoretical-practical and laboratory learning, which becomes more in-depth throughout the course. 


We offer a bachelor degree in Product Design at University of Minho. Knowledge of materials, as well as production, handling and manufacturing technologies and systems, prepares future graduates for the creation of innovative solutions through integrated project development (design-manufacturing-assembly-distribution) both in design teams, the industrial sector, and in R&D units.

Throughout the course, students will be asked to develop a wide range of skills that traverse product design, such as drawing, history, theory, ergonomics, psychology, marketing, economics and management, materials, prototyping and manufacturing technologies. 

This course works with and benefits from the resources and laboratories of IDEGUI - Instituto de Design de Guimarães (Guimarães Design Institute), in the city’s Historic Centre.

Key learning outcomes

  • To design and develop attractive, durable and economical products, which are suitable for industrial production
  • To collect and systematise different types of information, reflecting on transdisciplinary themes
  • To create the ability to interact with surrounding areas, in terms of materials and technologies
  • To perform semiotic readings capable of expressing trends, in terms of visual language or concept
  • To critically analyse the tangible and intangible characteristics of products

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing from Observation
  • Product Design History
  • Product Design Theory
  • Project - Concept and Form
  • Analisys of Form
  • Drawing
  • Ergonomics in Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Portuguese


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Learning Agreement for Studies/ for Traineeships, which needs to be signed, dated and stamped by the student and home institution
  • Copy of ID card/Passport
  • Home Transcript of Records
  • Photo

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.


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