36 months
19800 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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To design is to create something new or different. When you look at a product, do you sometimes think ‘I could have designed that better’? If you answered yes, would like to work in an innovative and enterprising sector and gain the skills necessary to create user-centred design, this Product Design and Technology (Hons) programme from Aston University could be the course for you.

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You’ll benefit from practical, hands-on experience, learning from visiting designer practitioners, working on live projects, and ensuring your products are technically and commercially feasible, while also being environmentally responsible. We’ll support you to develop an underpinning skillset of engineering principles and technology and work with you to ensure you’re prepared for whatever future you have in mind, whether that’s in-house design or setting up your own business.

To achieve this and ensure you develop a range of industry-ready skills, we run multidisciplinary modules where designers and engineers work in collaboration to solve real challenges.

This Product Design and Technology (Hons) programme from Aston University is a revised and updated version of our Industrial Product Design course, offering a combination of solid academic study with hands-on individual and team project work.

Career prospects

Our graduates can demonstrate creative design skills alongside sound technical knowledge and experience, a pairing employers consider to be an advantage.

The kinds of roles our graduates go on to include: design engineers, CAD specialists and general management, education and administration. Alternatively, our graduates may choose to go on to further study.

Companies that our recent graduates have joined include: Laing, Goodrich, Husio International, The Eden Project, Sainsbury’s, Rolls Royce and Calsonic Kansei.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering and Design
  • Prototyping & Development 
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Engineering Principles 
  • Engineering Practice
  • Design and Engineering for the User
  • Design Studio 
  • Digital Design Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

BBC to include a science or technical subject.

BCC to include a science or technical subject (with an EPQ or Core Maths at Grade B)

  • CCC to include a science or technical subject (contextual offers and for DTUS applicants)
  • IB: 29 overall points with 5, 5, 4 in Higher Level subjects including a science or technical subject at Level 5. 
  • Extended Diploma and National Extended Diploma (science/ technical/engineering types): DDM
  • National Diploma and Diploma (science/ technical/ engineering types): DM plus 1 A-level at minimum Grade B.
  • Foundation or 90 credits Diploma (science/ technical/ engineering types): DM plus 2 A-level minimum grade B.
  • Foundation or 90 credits Diploma (any subject): DD plus 2 A-level minimum grade B including a science or technical subject.
  • National Extended Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma (science/ technical/ engineering types): M plus 2 A-levels at minimum Grade B.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK students During placement year: £1,250
  • International/EU students During placement year: £2,500

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 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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