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Product Design BSc (Hons)

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Full-time | Cardiff Met - Llandaff | 3 Years | 16-SEP-19
  • Full-time | Cardiff Met - Llandaff | 3 Years | 16-SEP-19
  • Sandwich | Cardiff Met - Llandaff | 4 Years | 16-SEP-19

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    W241

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    96th

    19
  • Subject Ranking

    61st

    8 (Art & Design)
  • Entry Standards

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    125

  • Graduate Prospects

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    54

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.18

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    16-SEP-19

Course Summary

This degree gives you the skills this fast-moving industry demands. You develop an analytic mind, deep knowledge of materials and technologies – and the ability to create balance between form and function. You learn by doing – with hands-on projects that take you through conception, design and development to manufacture. You constantly reflect on and refine your work, gaining an understanding of human-centred design and taking inspiration from real-world experience and live briefs. You also study the history and theory of design and how it influences the work you do. Opt to study either a BA or a BSc. whichever you choose, you will gain thorough knowledge of the product development process and leave with the skills and expertise you need to become a designer whose products change lives.​ Whilst your learning is designed to develop you into a rounded and capable artist/designer and intellectual, your curriculum is similarly structured with your potential in mind.

As such, the emphasis that will have been placed upon your work ethic, both creatively and academically is matched with significant focus on real world experience; from building contacts and undertaking placements to live briefs and, should you choose so, support in forming your own business. You can elect to take a route through your second and final years of studies where you can engage with businesses or launch your own for the moment you graduate. In your final year, rather than submit a dissertation, you have the option of devising a detailed business plan. Throughout your time at CSAD, you will be meeting and hearing from professionals within your industry, honing your skills and ideas for commercial and professional advantage. Cross-disciplinary projects will prepare you for teamwork later on, whilst live briefs will prepare you for deadlines and the demands of tight specifications.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • UCAS Tariff
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

CCC–BBB

Details

Other grade combinations totalling 96 - 120 points considered with a minimum of two A levels.

Tuition Fees

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£9,000 per year

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University information

University Ranking

96th

About this University

Cardiff Metropolitan University is located in the exciting and lively city of Cardiff. It delivers practice-focused and professionally recognised education across its academic schools.

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Cardiff Met - Llandaff

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Western Avenue

Cardiff

CF5 2YB

UNITED KINGDOM