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Product Design BA (Hons)

Bournemouth University

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 21-SEP-20
  • Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 21-SEP-20
  • Sandwich | Main Site | 4 Years | 21-SEP-20

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    W240

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    70th

    4
  • Subject Ranking

    25th

    5 (Art & Design)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    118

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    76

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.26

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    21-SEP-20

Course Summary

Introduction

This well-established and cutting-edge course will give you the skills and guidance you need to develop successful commercial products. You’ll be encouraged to take a creative and innovative approach to problem-solving, while also addressing the functional, social and economic needs of your design. Our dedicated staff will give you all the skills and guidance you need to develop successful commercial products. In your final year, you will create a fully-functioning prototype of a product you design yourself and exhibit this at our annual Festival of Design & Engineering.

During your time studying on this degree you’ll learn all the practical skills necessary to work in the sector as well as examining the theory behind product design, so that when you graduate you'll have a balanced view of the product development process to complement your practical experience.

You can spend year 3 on a work placement, gaining a minimum of 30 weeks’ experience in a relevant industry. Following your placement year you will be able to choose between following either the BA (Hons) or a BSc (Hons) Product Design award title. The BSc (Hons) option focuses on the technological aspect of design, whereas the BA (Hons) option focuses on the aesthetic and contextual issues relating to Product Design. You could also choose to extend your undergraduate study for the award of Master of Design (MDes) Product Design.

Course details

On this course you will be taught by a range of staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This will include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners, demonstrators, technicians and research students. You will also benefit from regular guest lectures from industry.

Placements

A placement should be a highly rewarding experience for you and the employing company and we do our best to ensure that everyone involved feels that they have got the most that they can from the experience.

Careers

This course combines practical skills, academic knowledge and excellent work experience to give you a head start once you begin your job search. Learning about the practicalities involved with making actual products will give you a true overview of the production process, preparing you for work at every level from designer through to production manager.

Entry Requirements

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Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Higher
  • UCAS Tariff
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Extended Project
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

Details

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

70th

About this University

Bournemouth University courses are industry-informed and relevant: the university offers invaluable work placement opportunities to every student, as well as overseas exchanges. Combined with a beautiful coastal location and commitment to ensuring its learning and social spaces are modern and attractive, BU has something to offer everyone.

Address

Main Site

Talbot Campus

Fern Barrow

Poole

BH12 5BB

UNITED KINGDOM