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.
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.
Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Not available for International.
You need the following IELTS score:
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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.Schedule IELTS
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