Why study BA (Hons) Product Design at BU?:
- Graduate with a balanced view of the product development process, learning all the practical and theoretical skills necessary to work in the sector
- Use state of the art facilities including a specialist CAD laboratory and our manufacturing design centre
- Spend your third year on a work placement, gaining at least 30 weeks experience in a relevant industry
- Design your own original product and make a working prototype in your final year and exhibit it at our annual Festival of Design & Engineering
- Choose to extend your undergraduate study and continue to the award of Master of Design (MDes) Product Design
- Be career-ready like 90% of our graduates in employment 15 months after graduation, with skills allowing you to go into a variety of careers in the industry from a designer through to production manager.
The Product Design (Hons) course from Bournemouth University focuses on the aesthetic and contextual issues relating to product design whereas the BSc focuses on the technological aspect of design. You don’t need to decide which route you’ll take until your final year.
This Product Design (Hons) course from Bournemouth University combines practical skills, academic knowledge and excellent work experience to give you a head start once you begin your job search. Learning about the practicalities involved with making actual products will give you a true overview of the production process, preparing you for work at every level from designer through to production manager.
Our students are employed by a range of organisations, including AnglePoise, Atlas Furniture, Campbell Reith, Craftwood Interiors, Dyson, HM Forces, GSPK Design Ltd, Jonathan Coles Lighting, Lancome, Lush Retail Ltd, MDM Props, Princess Motor Yacht Company, Quadrant2Design, among many others.
This course is accredited by Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).
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- Team Project
- Design Communication
- Materials and Technology
- Design Projects
- Design Studies
- Manufacturing and Technology
- Product Design Tools
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- 60 months
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DisciplinesIndustrial Design Design View 104 other Bachelors in Industrial Design in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
For September 2023 entry:
- 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent.
- T-level - Merit (120 UCAS tariff points).
- Numeracy and Literacy requirement: GCSE English Lang. or English Lit. and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.
- A-level and AS levels: 104 – 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two A-levels.
- Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate – Skills Challenge Certificate: We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
- Access to HE Diploma: 102 – 118 UCAS tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades.
International entry requirements:For September 2023 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components or equivalent.
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International17595 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17595 GBP per year during 60 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 60 months.
Fees are for 2023 entry. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850.
Fees for the final year (postgraduate): £7,000 (UK, ROI & CI) or £16,500 (Int'l).
Living costs for Bournemouth
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.