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Product Design and Innovation, BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth, the United Kingdom

University of Portsmouth

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About Product Design and Innovation, BSc (Hons) - at University of Portsmouth


Unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life.

On this BSc (Hons) Product Design and Innovation degree course, you'll combine the theories and methodologies of art and engineering to create and improve the products we use in efficient and cost-effective ways.

You'll develop your understanding of engineering design, illustration and computer-aided design while also exploring how to create successful and sustainable products in a competitive market. By graduation, you'll be set up for a career creating and designing products.

Course highlights

  • Use sophisticated computer software and rapid prototyping equipment to design new products and improve existing ones
  • Learn the fundamentals of illustration, computer-aided illustration, computer-aided design (CAD) and manufacturing technology
  • Learn how to use professional software to visually communicate your product ideas, including Photoshop, InDesign, AutoCad (for 2D technical drawing), Creo (for 3D CAD modeling, manufacturing simulations and virtual prototyping) and Keyshot (for photorealistic rendering and animation).
  • Work on briefs run in collaboration with industry experts/partners given to you by a design professional – previous students have conceptualised a handheld yacht controller for Raymarine

Careers and opportunities

The skills you learn on this course will prepare you to work in any industry you're passionate about, in areas such as product design, design management, consultancy, engineering, marketing and graphic design.

Depending on the roles you go into and your experience in industry, you could earn up to £35,000 as a CAD technician, up to £45,000 as a product designer, or up to £35,000 as an exhibition designer. These average salaries all have the potential to increase in line with your experience and position in a company.

Our graduates have worked for companies such as:

  • SharkNinja
  • Celli UK
  • ETL
  • Ava Energy
  • CenTrak

Our graduates now work in roles including:

  • project manager (transformation team)
  • customer success strategizer 
  • design technology teacher
  • account executive
  • junior product designer

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.

Notes about fees for this course

Entry requirements

112-120 points from 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, to include a relevant subject.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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