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Product Design and Management (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
The management of Product Design and Management (Hons) programme offered at the Aston University is a rapidly developing career. You will acquire business management skills together with other Product Design modules. 

Overview

Do you want to work in an innovative and enterprising arena that would challenge your creative and problem-solving abilities? The Product Design and Management (Hons) programme offered at the Aston University offer all these opportunities. 

In the School of Engineering and Applied Science we aim to develop a new generation of creative product designers with knowledge, skills and ideas that will be valued by all sectors of design, development, production and business. This aim is achieved by providing project driven degree programmes that include creative thinking and design visualisation, in parallel with studies in engineering science, materials and manufacturing and the management of innovation.

Career prospects

Past Aston graduates have succeed in careers in design, general management and consultancy, technology, engineering and education (e.g. teaching). Our students are able to demonstrate creative design skills alongside sound technical knowledge and experience, which employers consider to be an advantage.

Recent graduate destinations include design or technical roles for companies such as Laing, Goodrich, Husio International, The Eden Project, J Engineering, SMK, The Marketing Company, Sainsbury’s, TNA Europe, Hives, Rolls Royce and Calsonic Kansei.

Recent graduate roles include:

  • Design engineers
  • CAD specialists
  • Management trainees
  • Further study in Industrial Design
  • General management, education and administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 or 4 years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design & Experimentation 
  • Prototyping & Development 
  • Design Fundamentals 
  • Engineering Principles 
  • Design and Engineering for the User 
  • Design Studio
  • Digital Design Skills
  • Product Experience 
  • Design Management and Innovation
  • Property, Market and Intellectual Property

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    78

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General Requirements

  • BBB - BBC, including a science or technical subject.
  • BTEC national diploma
  • 29 overall points with 5, 5, 4 in Higher Level subjects including a science or technical subject.
  • GCSE Maths Grade C/4 and English Grade C/4 and above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • UK/EU students - £1,250 during placement year
  • International students - £2,500 during placement year

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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