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Product Design and Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) ,
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.

About

Are you passionate about new ideas? Do you get excited when you discuss what you would like to make? To design is to create something new. This requires innovative thinking. Looking at products do you sometimes say “I could have designed this better”? 

Do you want to work in an innovative and enterprising arena that would challenge your creative and problem-solving abilities? Our Product Design programmes offer all these opportunities. 

The management of Product Design is a rapidly developing career. You will acquire business management skills together with other Product Design modules. 

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.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 4 years full-time with integrated placement year
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design & Experimentation
  • Prototyping & Development
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Specialist Design Project 1
  • Engineering Principles
  • Design and Engineering for the User
  • Engineering for Industry
  • Specialist Design Project 2
  • Commercial Practice
  • Engineering Principles

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    78

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Typical offer level A Level: BBB-ABBBTEC National Diploma: DDD in relevant National DiplomaIB: 32 points (including a science subject at Higher Level)

Specific subject requirementsA Level: A Science or Technical SubjectA Design, Art or Creative A Level is desired but not essential. (For those students who do not have formal qualifications in these subjects, a discretionary process where examples of work are provided can be arranged.) 

General Studies acceptedGCSE: Maths Grade C and English Grade CA suitable combination of two A Level and two AS Level subjects may be accepted

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 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.
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  • Placement Year: £2,500 for International Students 

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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