• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Product Design (Hons) at the De Montfort University develops your creative thinking and consistently produces innovative product designers. If you have a strong art or design background and want to focus on the technical and visual design aspects of design for industry, this is an ideal course for you.

About

In this Product Design (Hons) course at the De Montfort University you will study the human functional and market-led requirements of product and furniture design, including ergonomics, aesthetics usability and the application of technology. 

Specific areas include visual language, branding, user-centred design, Computer Aided Design (CAD), sustainability and the development of socially-conscious products that, through technical specification, reduce waste and conserve energy.

The curriculum is focussed on vocational skills and intellectual development – encompassing a broad range of content from manufacturing to aesthetics. Coursework is the main method of learning and assessment which is monitored on a regular basis via a formal tutorial system.

You are taught by design academics, designers in residence and visiting design consultants with specialist knowledge and skills in product design. All our staff have worked in industry and carry out commercial activity and leading research. Visiting lecturers support week-long projects or run weekly seminars, tutorials or lecture series. Previous visiting lecturers include Steve Mosley (Mosley&), Ryan Helps (Empathic), and designers and model makers from Redline Studios.

Graduate careers

Graduates go on to work as specialist professionals in a range of industries in roles from designers through to managers. Recent graduates have embarked on careers in consultancies such as Cambridge Consultants and in design teams at companies such as Aston Martin, Hozelock and Magmatic. The skills you learn will also prepare you for a career in design marketing, design management, teaching or postgraduate research.

Accreditation

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technical Definition
  • Principles of Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Manufacturing and Materials Technologies
  • Design Cultures
  • Workshop Practice
  • 3D CAD For Product Definition
  • Innovation and New Product Development
  • 3D Modelling for Design
  • Advanced 
  • Manufacturing and Materials Technologies
  • Design Cultures

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

  • Art and Design Foundation or
  • 112 points from at least 2 A ‘levels and including grade C in Art and Design or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM in an Art and Design related subject or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points including Art and Design
  • GCSEs - Five GCSEs grades A* - C  (9-4) including English Language or Literature at grade C/4 or above.
  • Access - Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit in Art and Design and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade C/4 or above.
  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C/4 or above (if required as part of our standard requirement).

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 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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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • #DMUglobal High Flyers Award
  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship

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