B.Sc. On Campus

Product Design (Hons)

University of Dundee

48 months
19500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In this Product Design (Hons) course from University of Dundee you will develop the essential skills to identify and respond to people’s needs. You will use human-centred approaches to design to find out what people want and how to design the right products for them.


At the Product Design (Hons) course from University of Dundee we’re interested in existing and emerging digital technologies and the role they play in transforming people's everyday lives.

We promote a culture of ‘thinking through making’ and teach you techniques to prototype throughout the design process. You will have access to a variety of workshops, and you will work with a range of technologies including electronics, computer aided design, laser cutting, and 3D printing. You will also have a dedicated studio space to work in throughout the year.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as Dyson, Lego, Nokia, Mountain Equipment, Unilever, and the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.

We have strong relationships with employers, including high profile organisations like Microsoft. Throughout the course you will build the kind of product design portfolio that employers are looking for.

We develop designers who can explore existing and emerging technologies in a playful way. The students go on to use these technologies as a creative medium throughout the design process. We are particularly interested in digital technology and the role it plays in people’s everyday lives.


We teach modules in both design and technology subjects. You will have technology lectures and labs alongside design lectures and product design studio classes.

This course has a close relationship with our Digital Interaction Design and Interior & Environmental Design courses. Through shared modules, you will learn how to understand and develop digital interactions into products.


In technology modules, assessment is through a mixture of coursework (technical reports), exams, and team practical projects.

In design modules, you will design products, services or interactions, which you will present to the class. You will be expected to demonstrate final outcomes alongside development work (your design process) for assessment.

We will train and encourage you to present in a range of formats in such a way that you are given a good grounding in graphics, media (webpages, blogs, short films), prototyping, and verbal skills.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Picture Symbol Icon
  • Ways of Making
  • Design Methods for Insight Gathering
  • Creative Interactions
  • Physical Computing
  • Technology for Designers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: BBCC (minimum) - BBBB (typical)
  • GCE A-Level: CCC (minimum - BCC (typical) 
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DMM
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points
Portfolio format
  • One PDF document with up to 15 pages of work and one contents page
  • No more than 50MB
  • Named using your full name and student ID number for example MaryAnnBaxter_1234567.pdf

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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