Product Design (BA (Hons))

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 15000 per year

All study options

About Product Design at Bournemouth University

Why study BA (Hons) Product Design at BU?:

  • Graduate with a balanced view of the product development process, learning all the practical and theoretical skills necessary to work in the sector.  
  • Use state of the art facilities including a specialist CAD laboratory and our manufacturing design centre. 
  • Spend your third year on a work placement, gaining at least 30 weeks experience in a relevant industry 
  • Design your own original product and make a working prototype in your final year and exhibit it at our annual Festival of Design & Engineering. 
  • Choose to extend your undergraduate study and continue to the award of Master of Design (MDes) Product Design. 
  • Graduate with a range of skills allowing you to go into a range of careers in the industry from a designer through to production manager.  

The BA (Hons) Product Design focuses on the aesthetic and contextual issues relating to product design whereas the BSc focuses on the technological aspect of design. You don’t need to decide which route you’ll take until your final year.    

This cutting-edge course will give you the skills and guidance to develop successful commercial products. Take a creative and innovative approach to problem solving, while addressing the functional, social and economic needs of your design.

Course accreditation 

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers to fully meet the requirements for Registered Product Designer (RProdDes) registration for intakes between 2019-2023. Accredited courses are fully supported by the Institution, and IED student membership is free to full-time students for the duration of their studies.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 15000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • Placement year: £850

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/ug-funding

Entry requirements

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma DMM. We will consider all subjects but not accept General Studies.

For September 2021 and September 2022 entry: If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Bournemouth University to prepare for your chosen course:

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