• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Product Design is the study of the whole design lifecycle – from idea to production. On this BA Product Design (Hons) course at the De Montfort University you’ll study the functional and market-led requirements of product and furniture design, looking at ergonomics, aesthetics, usability and the application of technology.

Specific areas include visual language, branding, user-centred design, computer-aided design (CAD), 3D design and modelling, and design cultures. You’ll learn about sustainability and examine the development of socially conscious products that, through their technical specification, reduce waste and conserve energy.

You’ll study with professionally-active academic staff who are involved in commercial projects with big names such as Google USA, BAA Furniture & Interiors, and Adidas.

Graduate careers

Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of areas within product design including consumer product design, marketing, industrial design consultancy, project planning, and furniture design.

Recent employers include Cambridge Consultants, Aston Martin, Hozelock and Magmatic.

Chris Kay, who recently graduated with a Product Design degree, has secured a role as design engineer with Strix Technology. Chris has also been praised for developing a reusable syringe system for administering hospital injections, which was made the finals of the annual Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition. Judges have said his innovation could be a ‘game changer’ if put into production.

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
    • Duration description

      Not available for International. 

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • 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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General 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 (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).

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

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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